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La Aroma de Cuba Edicion Especial

Submitted by Rob on March 10, 2009 – 2:54 pm3 Comments

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Sun Grown
Filler: Nicaragua
Size: Corona (5.63 x 46)
Strength: Medium-Full

la-aroma-de-cubaMany have expressed their disinterest in the Don “Pepin” Garcia blended cigars (yes, believe it). Describing, in the most vivid of details, being blasted by more pepper than any other cigar on the market. And while I love the blends and cigars that are produced by “Pepin” Garcia I have grown slightly tired of smoking the intense full body, slightly similar stogie.

While visiting a local cigar lounge I was handed an unbanded cigar. The cigar proved to be a smoke I thoroughly enjoyed and was exactly what I was looking for to get away from the “normal” cigars I had been consuming.

Only when I was done was I informed that this was a Don “Pepin” Garcia blend created for Ashton. I was really impressed that this creation was a far cry from anything else I have  seen him produce.

La Aroma de Cuba Edicion Especial is now one of my favorite cigars to smoke.

Handcrafted in small batch fashion by a select group of master rollers, this is a cigar for the connoisseur with a seasoned palate.  The flavors within this cigar are tremendously complex.

Construction: Dark milk chocolate in color this beautifully capped cigar was a great contrast to the bright yellow band it wears. Some small veins were spread over the wrapper but did not cause much concern. However each stick seemed to have maybe 1 or 2 long running veins that I was able to feel with my hand. The tightly wrapped Ashton cigar contained no soft spots and held together exquisitely.

Draw: Punching the La Aroma de Cuba Edicion Especial left me with a medium draw that required a little tug. Cutting the cigar, as you can imagine, opened up the draw and made it absolutely perfect. Either method produced clouds of thick smoke.

Burn: La Aroma de Cuba Edicion Especial has a pretty even burn throughout the entire smoke of the cigar. It may be a little jagged at some points, there wasn’t any touch ups needed, and it burned at just the right rate. La Aroma de Cuba produced a solid white ash that came off midway through the cigar.

Taste: La Aroma de Cuba Edicion Especial immediately grabbed my attention on the pre-light smell. Why? Because it did not give me the “this-is-going-to-kick-you-in-the-tail” pepper Don “Pepin” Garcia smell.

La Aroma de Cuba Edicion Especial started out with a great mixture of flavors in the tobacco. Each draw contained a sweet note accompanied by wood, slight coffee, and a bit of leather. The smoke was thick and would leave just a minor indication of spice in the back of your throat.

The flavors are pretty consistent, however develop enough to be complex and keep you interested. As the sweetness becomes more delicate an earthy flavor is introduced. Wood was the dominate flavor and the leather made the body increase. Again some spice is in the smoke that coats your pallet.

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Final Verdict: Buy it. On the retail side the cigar will cost (in the low) $7.xx range. Online purchasing would save you about a dollar, $6.xx.  This is a great value for an Ashton cigar, a Don “Pepin” Garcia cigar, and/or an overall good medium body cigar that your pallet will love. Furthermore, I have had the opertunity to age the La Aroma de Cuba Edicion Especial and I can tell you that it does quite well. So pick up this cigar – smoke some now, age some for later – either way you are going to enjoy.

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