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It’s in the DNA
La Aurora is one of the oldest cigar manufacturers in the business. So it’s no surprise that they have perfected the oldest tobacco-processing technique and put it to good use in the La Aurora ADN. This process is Andullo tobacco. Instead of the tobacco being placed in the usual pilones (large piles or rotating tobacco), Andullo tobacco is made by taking the harvested tobacco and then wrapping it up into large pods that are then rooted into the ground. This tobacco is typically used in pipe tobacco and is known for its strength, aroma, and sweetness.
ADN Dominicano was crafted to honor the special Andullo tobacco, but it actually uses tobaccos from a few different countries. The wrapper is a chocolate brown Dominican leaf from the Cibao Valley while a Camerron binder holds long-fillers from Pennsylvania and Nicaragua, as well as a full leaf of Domincan Andullo. It’s full-bodied but never overpowering with notes of chocolate, spice, some woodsy notes, and a pleasant sweetness. This unique offering is definitely worth a try.
Good news, La Aurora ADN Dominicano has received an impressive 90-point rating, noting: “The spicy, woody notes of this cigar meld pleasantly with hints of sweetness that segue into a graham cracker finish. The cigar draws and burns evenly throughout.”