This was definitely one of the "sneakiest" releases of 2010. Made available for sale without the usual fanfare of Facebook "Liking" and "Poking" and Brand release parties, the La Aurora Corojo magically appeared on the shelves a few months after 2010's IPCPR Trade Show. La Aurora has been a busy company this year, and I think they let this one do all the marketing for itself.
The name says it all. La Aurora: great company known for unmatched quality and overall Dominican greatness. Corojo: a celebrated sweet and spicy wrapper with countless fans and cigars to back it up. Obviously named for its Ecuadorian Corojo wrapper leaf, the La Aurora uses an interesting blend of Dominican Cubano (65%), Dominican Olor (20%) and Nicaraguan Habano 2000 (15%) for the filler and an Ecuadorian Sumatran binder.
The cigar itself is medium-bodied, and while not very heavy in the nicotine department, this baby is spicy! Layered throughout is what can only be described as hints of mint, this is one satisfying and interesting cigar. Don't sleep on one of La Aurora's latest creations!