La Aurora 110th Anniversary Cameroon cigars are one of 2 limited edition selections created to commemorate the famed factory's 110th birthday. Differentiated by a special footer band, this medium-bodied blend consists of rare Nicaraguan & Dominican fillers, Ecuadorian Sumatra binder, and a pristine African Cameroon wrapper leaf. The smoke is well-balanced, rich in taste, and highly aromatic for an impressively Cubanesque experience. Even the price is impressive! Get yours while they last!
I bought a 5er of these mainly because I didn t have any Cameroon-wrapped cigars in my humidor, and La Aurora is a brand with a long history with that leaf. At their discounted price, these are a great value. I love the size... It s sort of a fat Panetela or a skinny-ish Lonsdale. The 41 ring makes these a wrapper-driven smoke, and perfect for folks who clench their sticks in their maws. These are medium-bodied, and have that Cameroon savoryness and richness. Main flavors are wood and nuts. Just a small touch of sweetness. I don t really get that sour aspect that some Cameroon cigars have. I read La Aurora now uses Cameroon-seed wrappers from Ecuador. Not sure if that s in play here or not. I would say that if you enjoy Oliva Gs or Fuente s core, Cameroon line, this should be up your alley. They re toothy and a bit rustic looking, but attractive enough. Construction is solid. Draw is spot on. Burn is decent enough. Ash is a bit flaky, though. Smoke time is roughly 70-80 minutes for me. I think overall, they re a nice smoke.
I have enjoyed products from La Aurora since my first exposure to them via some 5-pack samplers that were around a few years ago. More recently, I ve purchased a few of their Cameroon and Corojo offerings. When I noticed these cigars--at an amazingly low price--I bought a fiver to give them a try. I was a bit disappointed by the first two inches of the first one I smoked: The ash looked like it might have been from an exploding cigar. However, it tasted and burned just fine after that point. I have since smoked three more from that order without any complaints at all. In fact, I found them to be such a bargain that I just ordered two more five packs. These are by no means special occasion cigars yet at around two bucks a stick, how can you go wrong?