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My Weekend Cigar: La Aroma de Cuba Connecticut

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VIDEO CIGAR REVIEW: La Aroma de Cuba Connecticut

 

When Connecticut’s Hot, Give The Folks More Shade

cigar advisor my weekend cigar review la aroma de cuba connecticut - setup shot with cigar and spiritsThe 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.

 

Cigar Details:

Factory: My Father – Estelí, Nicaragua
Size: 6” x 52 Monarch (Toro)
Body & Strength: Medium
Wrapper: Ecuador Connecticut Shade
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Nicaraguan Estelí, Jalapa, Condega

Presented in boxes of 25

cigar advisor my weekend cigar review la aroma de cuba connecticut - at famous smoke shop

 

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.

cigar advisor my weekend cigar review la aroma de cuba connecticut - by gary korbMedium 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?

cigar advisor my weekend cigar review la aroma de cuba connecticut - nubThe 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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Gary Korb

Gary Korb

Executive Editor

Gary Korb has been writing and editing content for CigarAdvisor.com since its debut in 2008. An avid cigar smoker for over 30 years, he has worked on the marketing side of the premium cigar business as a Sr. Copywriter, blogger, and Executive Editor of Cigar Advisor. A graduate of the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, prior to his career in the cigar business, Gary worked in the music and video industry as a marketer and a publicist.

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