Cigar Review: La Aurora Broadway Series
Size: 5.75×54, Toro
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Sumatra & Nicaraguan
Binder: Dominican Corojo
Filler: Nicaraguan, Dominican, & Peruvian
Strength: Medium/ Full
La Aurora and Alec Bradley have both released cigars in the past few months to highlight the cigar scene in NYC and to help support the local Brick and Mortars. This week at Toasted Foot, along with our contest that we’ll announce tomorrow, we will be reviewing both of these sticks.
The first one we highlight is the La Aurora Broadway Series. This cigar comes in one size, a hefty Toro that is 5 ¾ X 54. The cigar is comprised of multiple tobaccos from different regions. Available only in New York City, we were fortunate to have a few of these gifted to us by Miami Cigar and Company for review.
Who isn’t a fan of the skyline of arguably the greatest city in the world? That magical skyline is highlighted on the band of this stick, which is really an eye catcher. The medium brown wrapper has a lot of texture in the form of veins and bumps. The smoke is well packed with a good weight in the palm that coincides with the size of the stick. The pre-light aroma of the Broadway has a bit of leather along the wrapper, with some woody tobacco notes at the foot. The cold draw I pick up a ton of berry with a touch of sweetness on the finish.
The cap on this smoke cuts very clean, toasts well, and fires up with tons of smoke on the first draw. Throughout the life of this smoke, the draw is excellent, the burn is even, and the ash holds extremely well.
The first puff on the La Aurora Broadway is of nutty tobacco without any spice and a medium finish. In the first third, the tobacco takes on some cedar notes with just a touch of berry. The spice that is present is mild and just leaves a tingling in the mouth and on the lips. Into the second third, the cigar opens up a bit more with the same profile, just more pronounced. In addition to the tobacco notes I pick up a hint of sweetness coupled with a continued berry presence. In the last third the spice picks up while the sweetness fades. The base is still woody and nutty, and throughout the smoke there is a unique flavor that I can’t put my finger on – it was somewhat bitter but not unpleasant; very pleasing on the palate.
This is a unique smoke due to the availability of the cigar. I enjoyed the cigar and think that it is really impressive that La Aurora created a cigar to stand together with NYC smokers. That being said, with double digit pricing, this one may not make the everyday rotation like a single digit stick would. Pick up or trade for a couple if you get a chance’ it’s a nice smoke for sure.