I went to the LaAurora factory in the Dominican Republic earlier this year, and had a chance to taste several different cigars. I bought a box of these from the factory store. A really good smoke. I m a sucker for a sungrown wrapper, and this cigar pleasantly surprised me with its smoothness, perfect draw, and sharp ash. Lots of smoke to begin and the flavors come together after the first half inch. The belicoso gathers the flavor so the smoke gets stronger in the second half of the cigar. For a little over 3 bucks a stick, this one delivers flavor and is well made enough to compete with cigars at twice the price. I ll buy this one again.