Now, having said that, these days I find myself drawn to exactly what I know I love and less open to experiences in general. Maybe because I’m getting old. Actually, check it out – me certainly That’s what it is. I have less time for pure leisure, so when I have a moment to relax, I want to be absolutely sure my time has been well spent and with something I know I will enjoy, especially when it comes to cigars.
Let’s be honest, smoking cigars is a commitment. When you decide to sit down and smoke a cigar, you are generally talking about 30-60 minutes of time. (Even more if you plan on a longer vitola.) Isn’t that the absolute worst when you sit back, relax and light your chosen cigar, and then realize it’s not that great? This has happened to me more than a few times which is why I now only stick to the brands I know they offer.
One of the brands that fills my humidor is La Aurora – a brand that has been handcrafting cigars in the Dominican Republic since 1903.
For this particular position, I decided to light the 1903 Edition Doble Figurado “Emerald”. This particular 5.0″ x 54″ vitola is actually the original shape that La Aurora produced when they started making cigars over 112 years ago. Perfecto is a very special vitola from which only the most experienced and experienced craftsmen are selected. Each craftsman is limited to rolling a Maximum 100 cigars a day. Add to that the fact that all cigars in the 1903 edition are kept in the aging room for at least two years before they are sold and you’ll get a truly cigar worth enjoying and enjoying.
La Aurora 1903 “Emerald” Edition is a medium to full-bodied smoke with clean draft, great smoke production, and a rich, complex and decadent flavor thanks to the shell of the sun-grown Ecuadorean somatra, Dominican binder, and fillers from the Dominican Republic, Brazil, Nicaragua and Peru.
In terms of flavour, Emerald exhibits overwhelming notes of creamy leather, woods, and nuts. About halfway through, the base leather flavor shifts and settles to a more woody tone with sweet overtones of chocolate and marshmallow, ending with a hint of coffee.
If this sounds like your thing, you will absolutely love this cigar.
You can now shop La Aurora’s full range of Dominican cigars online at their website, where they offer free shipping to 35 states (excluding New York and New Jersey, where free shipping is not allowed).
Personally, I’m partial to the La Aurora 1903 Edition Emerald Doble Figurado, which I highly recommend, but to find what might be more satisfying to your taste, head over to their Cigar Tester for personalized recommendations for taking care of your master blender. Unique taste.
Thanks, as always, for reading.
Elegantly Yours Sincerely,
Style has spoken