Tuesday, March 4, 2014

La Aurora 1495 No.4 Corona

La Aurora 1495 No.4 CoronaWhile at Cigar Train the other day I picked up the La Aurora 1495 No.4 to smoke on the drive home. This is the first La Aurora cigar I have reviewed and probably only the second I have ever smoked. Come to find out, as I was reading about this cigar I learned that Jose Blanco originally blended this cigar and I think that's pretty neat. So let's find out just what I thought about the La Aurora 1495 No. 4.

Quick Details
  • Cigar Size: 5.25  x 43 Corona
  • Wrapper: Ecuadorian Sumatra
  • Binder: Dominican Corojo
  • Filler: Dominican, Nicaraguan, Peruvian
  • Cutting Method: In store table top V-cutter
  • Paired with: Diet Pepsi
  • Price: $6.99 at Cigar Train

Construction of the 1495 is spot on. It has a nice oily Sumatran wrapper that is nearly vein free that was rolled on with near seamless skill. Feeling down the body it is packed firmly with no overly hard or soft spots. To the nose the foot has an aroma mix of tea, fruit and rich tobacco. After clipping the end the free cold draw had flavor notes of fruit and tea.

Once the cigar was toasted and burning there were flavors of spicy cedar, raisins and earth. As the slow burn progressed it left behind a firm light gray ash. Near the mid point the medium body earthiness became bolder and some peat joined in. The cigar finished with a nice mix of brown sugar and cream.

Overall this was a very tasty cigar and I'm glad that I picked it up. I know these have been around for a while, but if you haven't tried one, I think you should!

Rating: 93