January 29, 2017

La Aurora 107 Cosecha 2006 Corona Gorda (6 x 47)

Video review HERE.

(Description taken from Cigar-Coop.com website)
At the 2016 IPCPR Trade Show, La Aurora Cigars showcased a new limited edition cigar under its La Aurora 107 brand. The cigar is known as the La Aurora 107 Cosecha 2006.

The name Cosecha means “harvest” and that is appropriate to the La Aurora 107 Cosecha 2006. That is because the tobaccos used in the blend for this cigar come from a 2006 harvest. The blend features an Ecuadorian HVA wrapper, Brazilian binder, and a combination of Dominican and Nicaraguan filer.The cigars are available in three sizes. Each are packaged in 10 count boxes and production is limited to 1,000 boxes per size.

La Aurora Cigars are distributed in the U.S. by Miami Cigar and Company.

Wrapper: Ecuadorian HVA
Binder: Brazilian
Filler: Dominican (Cibao Valley), Nicaraguan
Country of Origin: Dominican Republic (La Aurora SA)

Vitolas available:
Robusto: 5 x 54
Corona Gorda: 6 x 47 REVIEWED TODAY
Churchill: 7 x 50

The cigar is a golden brown in color. It has a nice density feel in the hand.

The test draw after cutting the cap was a touch firm but very workable. The initial flavors were a sweet cedar with strawberry notes and an earthy coffee. There was white pepper rated at a 7 to 7 1/2. 

An inch and a half in (16 minutes) the strawberry notes are very sweet. They are the lead flavor. There is still some underlying cedar mixed with them. The strawberry notes have a slight touch of butter also. There is still the earthy coffee as the base. The cigar is on the upper end of medium bodied at this point. The finish is very light; hardly noticeable, but it's one of a buttery cream. There is a small amount of lingering white pepper. 

About 2 inches in (26 minutes). One important note; smoke this cigar as slow as possible. Smoke it glacially slow! Otherwise you will lose these flavors. There is now some brown sugar to go along with the sweet, buttery strawberry and light cedar notes. The coffee is not as earthy now. It's more of a straight black coffee. The finish is a little more noticeable now and it's unchanged in flavors. The cigar is the upper end of medium bodied. 

With about 2 inches remaining (1 hour 5 minutes) the only change is the strawberry notes have slightly decreased and the cedar notes have slightly increased, so the two are about even. There is still some brown sugar and butter connecting the two front end flavors with the black coffee holding the base. The cigar is burning very evenly and the ash is tight. The cigar is medium to full bodied. It's sort of a sneaky medium to full bodied 

The cigar lasted 1 hour 31 minutes. For a corona gorda that's a long time. Again, smoke this cigar slowly to get the best flavors. The only thing that changed as the cigar ended was the introduction of chocolate notes. They showed up with about an inch remaining. They were quite unexpected. They did not detract from the overall flavors, however. They simply added a nice flavor. The other flavors were unchanged. The white pepper remained very good. The cigar ended full bodied. This cigar had nice, sweet flavors and reached full bodied status. It would have been nice if it were a little richer. However, this is a very good offering from La Aurora and a little out of their norm. Definitely should be on your must try list.

Score: 92

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