Cigar Review: La Aroma de Cuba Noblesse

Cigar Review: La Aroma de Cuba Noblesse

Ashton Cigars
Country: Nicaragua
Wrapper: Ecuador (Habano Rosado)
Binder: Nicaragua (Criollo & Habano)
Filler: Nicaragua (Esteli, Jalapa & Namaji)
Size: 6 1/2″ x 50
Strength: medium
Price: $16.99

Overall Rating: 9.4

Sometimes hotly anticipated cigars fail to live up to the hype, but that is definitely not true of the La Aroma de Cuba made for Ashton at the My Father Cigar Factory in Nicaragua. The Noblesse is the first limited edition cigar released by Ashton. A medium bodied full flavored cigar, the Noblesse is one that can be enjoyed by a wide variety of cigar enthusiasts.

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Pre-Light: The La Aroma de Cuba Noblesse is a good loking cigar. I ‘be always loved the look of the La Aroma de Cuba bands. The band manages to be special and have a traditional La Aroma look. There is a slight reddish tint to the Ecuadorian wrapper that is somewhere between leather and khaki in color. A teal ribbon around the foot only lends to the elegant look of the cigar.

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A leather scent is easily detectable from the unlit wrapper of the cigar. A sweet natural tobacco aroma comes from the unlit foot of the Noblesse. The cold draw lets through an appealing sweet natural tobacco.

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Burn: A good easy draw allows through a lot of flavorful smoke. The burn is even from start to finish. The Noblesse holds a good ash.

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Flavor: There is some wonderful sweet natural tobacco and pepper to the first inch of the La Aroma de Cuba Noblesse. A wonderful mix of black and white pepper occurs on the retohale. As the first third of the cigar continues on there is a mix of sweet tobacco, black pepper and graham cracker flavors. The transition to the second third sees sees some cinnamon, sweet wood, acorn and a very subtle saltiness mix with the natural tobacco, graham cracker and black pepper that were present. Throughout the second third there is a mix of natural tobacco, mild black pepper, cinnamon, graham cracker, grass and oak flavors. During the transition to the final third there is a grass flavor that occurs and mixes with cinnamon, oak, natural tobacco, hummus and mild black pepper.

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Overall: A lot of times when there is a cigar that people (including myself) are all looking forward to it turns out to be disappointing. I was expecting to be disappointed with the Noblesse, but instead it was one of the best new cigar (possibly even the best) that I’ve had all year. Medium bodied with flavors of sweet natural tobacco, cinnamon, black pepper, graham cracker and grass makes the La Aroma de Cuba Noblesse a very flavorful cigar. The Noblesse has enough flavor and strength to satisfy the more full bodied fans of La Aroma de Cuba cigars, but is mild enough that mild and medium cigar enthusiasts will enjoy it also. Personally, I think this cigar is amazing. I’ll be adding some to my collection to age, but it is going to be very hard not to smoke them all right away.

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Pairing: The Noblesse pairs extremely well with a glass of Pinot Noir or Merlot. Personally, I enjoy a glass of Fess Parker Pinot with the La Aroma de Cuba Noblesse. A cognac or a glass of the Balvenie 21 PortWood also pair nicely with the Noblesse.

Reviewed by Jonathan David (@JonDavid1210)