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My Weekend Cigar: La Aroma de Cuba Connecticut
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The idea for creating the La Aroma de Cuba Connecticut was simple: Since Connecticut wrappers are the most popular among cigar smokers, the brand’s supplier, Ashton Distributors, decided it was time to offer their customers a Connecticut wrapper option. Blended and crafted at the My Father Factory, the Nicaraguan core tobaccos are all estate grown and have undergone an intensive triple fermentation. Additionally, My Father also used the more time-consuming entubado method of rolling. The LADC Connecticut selection is presented in seven sizes, all listed at well under $10 per cigar.
Factory: My Father – Estelí, Nicaragua
Size: 6” x 52 Monarch (Toro)
Body & Strength: Medium
Wrapper: Ecuador Connecticut Shade
Filler: Nicaraguan Estelí, Jalapa, Condega
Presented in boxes of 25
La Aroma de Cuba Connecticut Cigar Review
The Ecuador Connecticut wrapper is silky, even in color and seamlessly rolled. No soft spots along the cigar’s length, and the textbook triple seam cap blends almost invisibly into the wrapper. The prelight draw offers a light cashew-like flavor.
Creamy and mellow with a dry finish after lighting. Shortly thereafter, the smoke reveals hints of sweet tobacco, nuts, and cedar. An even burn begins to form. By the first inch, flavors of cedar and almond are clearer. The body increases slightly. Longer rests between draws produce more balanced flavors.
Medium in body at the midsection. Still nutty and woody in flavor with some light sweetness. Some Nicaraguan earth wiggles in. Later, almond, sweet tobacco, cedar, and some drive-by espresso ensue. This is where the flavors begin to bloom.
Earthy notes increase in the last two inches as the nutty and woody base flavors go deeper. Body and strength are still medium. I noticed that if I continued with longer pauses between draws, I tasted less earthiness and more of the cigar’s nutty-woody base.
Was the La Aroma de Cuba Connecticut Monarch Weekend Worthy?
The La Aroma de Cuba Connecticut Monarch has all the makings of a luxury class cigar at a very reasonable price. Even I was surprised at this. Compared to some other Nicaraguan Connecticuts I’ve had, this one, although medium in strength, offers plenty of rich flavor. Being a “Nicaraguan forward” blend, the milder Connecticut Shade wrapper keeps everything nicely harmonized. That made both of my Monarch sessions extremely relaxing. If you smoke cigars like Oliva Connecticut Rsv., Perdomo Champagne, and similar Connecticut Shade/Nicaraguan core cigars, the La Aroma de Cuba Connecticut line should be right in your wheelhouse. Finally, instead of pairing it with a whiskey, try the Monarch with a rich coffee or cappuccino.
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