Gary Korb takes one more look at the Holidays with his list of top shelf cigars adorned with fancy white & gold bands. Whether it’s a last minute gift idea or a humidor-worthy primo to ring-in the New Year, you’ll find 12 of them all dressed-up and ready to smoke.
Famous 70th La Aurora Toro
Famous Private Selection 70th Anniversary by La Aurora Toro Cigar
By Tom Bullock
The Famous Private Selection 70th Anniversary by La Aurora Toro is a toothy, khaki brown with very clean seams, firm and well made; nice to hold and look at. It is heavy in the hand, and has tasty aromas of bright tobacco and a slight earthiness on the cold draw.
The first third is smooth tasting; almond and buttery notes, pleasant and almost floral aromas followed by a clean dry finish. It has notes of oak leaves and light leather.
The second third gets chewy with flavors of leather, oak leaf, a slight nuttiness, and a bit more intensity. The finish is dry, with some dusty notes. The aromas are subtle, lightly cedary, and smooth.
The final third is still chewy, leathery and oak-leafy with lightly sweet tobacco notes, lightly salty, and fragrant. The finish is lingers nicely on the palate, and is clean and tasty.
A mild to medium body in this smoke would be a good choice with morning coffee or a pilsner type beer after work.
I rate this cigar 5 out of 10 in strength.
Total Score: 8.0