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La Aurora Preferidos

Gorgeous.

The Preferidos line was the first cigar manufactured in the Dominican Republic back in 1903. Its beautiful, unique shape was designed to offer a perfect blend of varying intensities. Preferidos, the cigar that established the cigar-making tradition of the Dominican Republic, is now rolled in limited quantities. This time-tested, super-premium cigar offers the finest wrappers and vintage long-fillers aged patiently aged in rum barrels.

Great news! La Aurora Preferidos has been named one of Cigar Aficionado's Top 50 Cigars. Along with a '91' rating, the magazine noted, "An attractive perfecto with a supple and smooth wrapper. It's earthy and smooth, with a cedary and toasty character and a hint of coffee beans. The finish is slightly spicy. A tasty and balanced cigar."

Also, with an amazing, '93' rating, the Preferidos Limited Edition 2006 Cameroon received the highest mark in a recent Cigar Aficionado. Here is what they had to say: "This oily, toothy cigar gives off a rich aroma. It loads the palate with sweet wood & cream. The finish resonates with cocoa & spice. Balanced & Elegant."

Note: Each color represents a different wrapper type. Here is a quick guide:

Diamond: Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro
Emerald: Ecuadorian Sungrown
Gold: Dominican Corojo
Platinum: Cameroon
Ruby: Brazilian Maduro
Sapphire: Connecticut Shade
Bronze: Double Barrel Aged Double Anejado Habano


Size
Pack In Stock MSRP Price Qty Cart
#2 - Maduro (Double Perfecto) (5.0"x54)
Pack of 5 In Stock $73.80
save $17.80 24% off
$56.00
Bronze No. 2 Tubos (Robusto) (5.0"x54)
Box of 8 In Stock $168.00
save $68.01 40% off
$99.99
Diamond Corona (5.0"x42)
Box of 18 In Stock $151.00
save $31.01 21% off
$119.99
Diamond Corona (5.0"x42)
Pack of 5 In Stock $37.50
Diamond No. 2 Tubos (Double Perfecto) (5.0"x54)
Box of 8 Backordered $168.00
save $68.01 40% off
$99.99
Diamond Robusto (5.0"x50)
Box of 18 In Stock $170.00
save $34.01 20% off
$135.99
Diamond Robusto (5.0"x50)
Pack of 5 Backordered $42.50
Diamond Toro (5.5"x54)
Box of 18 Backordered $189.00
save $38.01 20% off
$150.99
Diamond Toro (5.5"x54)
Pack of 5 Backordered $47.50
Emerald Corona (5.0"x42)
Box of 18 Out Of Stock $151.00
save $31.01 21% off
$119.99   Notify
Emerald Corona (5.0"x42)
Pack of 5 Out Of Stock $37.50   Notify
Emerald No. 2 Tubos (Double Perfecto) (5.0"x54)
Box of 24 In Stock $480.00
save $192.01 40% off
$287.99
Emerald No. 2 Tubos (Double Perfecto) (5.0"x54)
Box of 8 In Stock $168.00
save $68.01 40% off
$99.99
Emerald No. 2 Tubos (Double Perfecto) (5.0"x54)
Pack of 5 Out Of Stock $80.00   Notify
Emerald Robusto (5.0"x50)
Box of 18 In Stock $170.00
save $34.01 20% off
$135.99
Emerald Robusto (5.0"x50)
Pack of 5 Backordered $42.50
Emerald Toro (5.5"x54)
Box of 18 In Stock $189.00
save $38.01 20% off
$150.99
Emerald Toro (5.5"x54)
Pack of 5 In Stock $47.50
Gold No. 2 (Double Perfecto) (5.0"x54)
Box of 25 Out Of Stock $369.00
save $144.01 39% off
$224.99   Notify
Gold No. 2 (Double Perfecto) (5.0"x54)
Pack of 5 Out Of Stock $56.00   Notify
Gold No. 2 Tubos (Double Perfecto) (5.0"x54)
Box of 24 Backordered $480.00
save $192.01 40% off
$287.99
Gold No. 2 Tubos (Double Perfecto) (5.0"x54)
Box of 8 Backordered $168.00
save $68.01 40% off
$99.99
Gold No. 2 Tubos (Double Perfecto) (5.0"x54)
Pack of 5 Out Of Stock $80.00   Notify
Platinum No. 2 (Double Perfecto) (5.0"x54)
Pack of 5 In Stock $56.00
Platinum No. 2 Tubos (Double Perfecto) (5.0"x54)
Box of 24 Backordered $480.00
save $192.01 40% off
$287.99
Platinum No. 2 Tubos (Double Perfecto) (5.0"x54)
Box of 8 In Stock $168.00
save $68.01 40% off
$99.99
Platinum No. 2 Tubos (Double Perfecto) (5.0"x54)
Pack of 5 Out Of Stock $105.00
save $25.00 24% off
$80.00   Notify
Ruby No. 2 (Double Perfecto) (5.0"x54)
Box of 25 In Stock $369.00
save $144.01 39% off
$224.99
Ruby No. 2 Tubos (Double Perfecto) (5.0"x54)
Box of 24 In Stock $480.00
save $192.01 40% off
$287.99
Ruby No. 2 Tubos (Double Perfecto) (5.0"x54)
Box of 8 Backordered $168.00
save $68.01 40% off
$99.99
Ruby No. 2 Tubos (Double Perfecto) (5.0"x54)
Pack of 5 Out Of Stock $80.00   Notify
Sapphire Corona (5.0"x42)
Box of 18 Out Of Stock $151.00
save $31.01 21% off
$119.99   Notify
Sapphire Corona (5.0"x42)
Pack of 5 In Stock $37.50
Sapphire No. 2 Tubos (Double Perfecto) (5.0"x54)
Box of 24 Backordered $480.00
save $192.01 40% off
$287.99
Sapphire No. 2 Tubos (Double Perfecto) (5.0"x54)
Box of 8 In Stock $168.00
save $68.01 40% off
$99.99
Sapphire No. 2 Tubos (Double Perfecto) (5.0"x54)
Pack of 5 In Stock $80.00
Sapphire Robusto (5.0"x50)
Box of 18 Backordered $170.00
save $34.01 20% off
$135.99
Sapphire Robusto (5.0"x50)
Pack of 5 Backordered $42.50
Sapphire Toro (5.5"x54)
Box of 18 In Stock $189.00
save $38.01 20% off
$150.99
Sapphire Toro (5.5"x54)
Pack of 5 In Stock $47.50
Overall Rating 4.53846153846154 out of 5 Based on 13 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “La Aurora Preferidos”

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5 out of 5
Very smooth...
Very smooth...
5 out of 5
Very nice
Outstanding Dominican Puro. Everyone who takes a tour of my humidor loves the double perfecto shape (they say it reminds them of the old mobster stogies), and the flavor can't be beat. Buy em and love em!
4 out of 5
Preferidos Double Barrel Aged
This is my second review of the Preferidos line. After having been very impressed with the Cameroon, I decided to try the Double Barrel Aged. Again I was impressed, so much so that I'm going to try as many Preferidos as I can, because one of them, probably this one, is going to be in my top 3. This is not a "Rum Rocket" in a flavored sense. This tastes nothing like a flavored cigar, although the rum is there from about a third of the way throughout. But it's not an overpowering rum, it's subtle, with light pepper and fresh roasted tobacco nuanced in there as well. A classy stick in every way. Nice firm ash, perfect draw. Of course a Double Perfecto is going to be the easiest to light cigar you'll ever run into. Delicious all the way down to the nub - full of "full" smoke. Those are some of the good things about it, now for the bad: I only have 7 remaining out of a box of 8...!!
5 out of 5
Another fantastic stick!
Loved the Camaroons so tried these out as well. Nutty and Toasty as it should be. Burned extremely well with beautiful white ash. Was a very smooth med/med-full (IMO) smoke that lasted just over an hour (was watching a CFB game). Will definitely pick up again.
4 out of 5
Cameroon #2
Preferedos #2 Cameroon Double Perfecto is a GREAT little smoke. I haven't ever given out 5 stars, so this is as good as it gets for me. (Saving that 5th star for something uncommonly extraordinary!). Lasted around an hour and fifteen minutes at a slow pace. Fresh roasted tobacco smell and taste for me, very smooth - cutting the cap the proper length is the key to a great draw. These look cool too - old school, perfectly tapered tasty little sticks.
5 out of 5
Great Cigar
Great Cigar
5 out of 5
MJLAlaska
Excellent smoke. Great service from CI as usual. I expect nothing less. Keep up the good work with the great smokes. MJL
5 out of 5
Great Gift Idea
Very nice quality Connecticut, similar to a Montecristo but much nicer packaging and presentation. Hand signed box of 8 is very impressive. Would make a great gift.
5 out of 5
Great Service!!
Its nice to know when you are hundreds of miles from any tobacco shop, CI is there!!
5 out of 5
Good stuff
one of my new favorites, Will always keep some in stock for when my best friends are here
5 out of 5
Great
My favorites for a celebratory smoke
4 out of 5
Quite good
Quite good
2 out of 5
Disappointed
Disappointed after hearing all the acclaim. Construction very good but lacks the maduro flavor of others I have tried. Smoke production very good as is the creamy draw. Overall .......... disappointed for the price.
Customer Testimonials
This is the best cigar I have ever smoked!
Having received two of these in a sampler pack, I very upset when both of them could not be smoked due to construction. Thanks to the Customer Service team at CI, they sent me out two more that were top notch in every area. While I have no complaints about this cigar in the least bit, neither can I say that I have any cigars in my rotations that I would replace with the La Aurora Preferidos. This really comes into play when you consider the cost of these compared to my regulars such as Diesel, Davidoff Corazon, 601's, many of the Don Pepin Garcia brands, and even Oliva V. The cigars I just mentioned are not only cheaper in price, they are also great in flavor. This cigar has great flavor and kept my attention during the time of smoking. However, I'm not prepared to say that this cigar is worth the price being asked. You will have to find a sampler pack that has the La Aurora Preferido included, then make your own decision if their worth a purchase.
Always a great smoke. Classic!
I took a shot on the ruby perfecto. It was pricey, but a really nice suprise. A good burn, plenty of smoke to go around and a very nice taste. Not to strong and makes you want to smoke it to the nub. Not because it's a little expensive, but because it is a great smoke. I will order one more box of 8 before the wife finds out. At $89.95 a box of 8 it's a pleasure.
To those tasting bananas or similar notes. These are aged in rum barrels for about a year.
Pricey? Yes, but its not my daily smoke, so for me, that's OK. I highly recommend you keep a few on hand and enjoy. You will know where your money went with these beauties.
Every one of these (maduro) I've smoked has ended in my having burnt fingers, because I can't put it down. Perfect burn, perfect draw, clouds of smoke.... These are a super flavorful cigar without the headiness that most cigars with this much flavor have. They're too expensive (for me anyway) to be an everyday smoke, but I always make sure there's a few in the box. Absolutely one of my favorites.
The question to ask doesn't concern the quality and flavor of this cigar. What I ask myself; is this a cigar worth the money required to obtain them? In no way am I trying to be disrespectful to CI or the makers, since La Aurora brands are on a high level in my view point. Nevertheless, does the cost justify the $200.00 dollar plus, required to obtain a box of these cigars... For me, the La Aurora Preferido was a very good cigar, with ample power, flavor, and construction. Even so, I could not justify spending the asking price for these smokes... It should be said that you need to try one, I suggest you purchase a 5 pack and make your own decision.
Smoked the Ecuador last night. It was the non-tube perfecto. Everything about the cigar's appearance said class. An odd, unrecognizable smell off the wrapper. First inch was somewhat unusual as I got a lot of the above mentioned smell (bananas maybe?). The stick settled into a mild medium body smoke with a decidedly Dominican flavor. At the end I definitely felt some strength. Based on my experience with the Ecuador I would love to try the other Preferidos. Nice cigar.
I received a #2 Maduro in a sampler (Baker's Dozen Maduro Madness on Black Friday) and although I'd heard plenty of good things about La Aurora I wasn't sure what to expect. Without too much gushing I'd have to say that was one of the best Maduro cigars I've ever had! After the smoke cleared I did a little more research about these and everything I read about them is true. By the way, the comment someone left quoting Ferris Bueller is very appropriate regarding this wonderful smoke. Thanks CI and La Aurora!
Just finished a #2 Maduro. Wish I'd had a roach clip. It was that good, practically burnt my lips.
Just finished a LaAurora Platinum. What a delightful smoke. I've read about these and expected to be somewhat blown away by the taste. Nay, Nay I say. It was smooth on the palate, perfect burn and draw, yet quite bold in flavor, without being too strong. I've got my eye on these now for inclusion in my humidor rotation. As "Joe" would put it "well worth the coin".
First premiums I ever purchased, and friends still ask me if I can get them. Attractive, smooth and creamy...the Sapphire Connecticut and Red Maduro always have a place in my home!
I like the maduro (La Aurora), the wrapper is so smooth and subtle. Quite a cigar. 20.00 retail in california.
Preferidos (La Aurora) may well be the best cigars I've ever smoked. The Corojo is my favorite, but every one is a memorable smoking experience. Not cheap, but if you're looking for a truly great cigar this is it. To quote Ferris Bueller, "if you have the means, I highly recommend you pick one up."
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