Cigar Review: La Aurora Hors D’Age 2018 Gran Toro

Initial Thoughts:

A big cigar with a funny name – that's what we're smoking today. The La Aurora Hors D'Age 2018 (which means “beyond time”) is a large-ish cigar with an Ecuadorian wrapper. It's a fairly limited edition cigar (only 6000 boxes of 15 cigars were produced), so it should be pretty good.

After lighting the end with my torch, the flavors seemed basic and straightforward, but also familiar. The aroma of the smoke is somewhat sweet, but the flavors of the cigar are leathery.


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Brand: La Aurora
Line: Hors D'Age, 2018
Size: 6 x 58
Cut: Select Draw
Light: Torch
Price: $22 – Luxury Cigar Club
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano
Binder: Ecuador
Filler: Nicaragua, Dominican Republic, Columbia

Final Thoughts:

The La Aurora Hors D'Age 2018 Gran Toro is just an okay cigar. There were burn issues that had to be fixed, and the flavors were underwhelming and one dimensional.

However, the overall construction of the cigar was okay. Although the burn was uneven, the draw was generally good.

While I didn't enjoy this cigar, you might. The combination of Ecuadorian, Columbian, Dominican and Nicaraguan tobaccos might be what you're looking for. So, despite unimpressive flavors and a couple of construction issues, the La Aurora Hors D'Age 2018 earns a CigarScore 4.

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