I admit, I wasn't initially that impressed with my first one. But the next day, it was heavy on my mind to try another. The burn, construction and such were perfect. They just seemed a bit short and not too complex for a cigar of this price range. However, I couldn't resist trying another. The flavor was the same (as was the excellent construction), but it was the flavor I expected this time. Not 'overly' complex, but very plesant. I've had several now, and saving for my first box. A great cigar, no doubt. But a financial investment. I'd say it's well worth it, as long as you can afford to plunk down the cash. I also found it much more enjoyable then the silver version.
Jason in Ellsworth December 21, 2008
"Good but the La Aurora Preferido maduro is better."
Good but the La Aurora Preferido #2 maduro is better. When you compare between these two Cigars, I think that the La Aurora Preferido #2 maduro is better tasting then the Gold Tube, or the Red Tube. However, they are all worth trying; but for the money I think the La Aurora Preferido #2 maduro is a better buy.
M Carlton in Neb December 19, 2003