This week I am going to review the darkest of the La Aurora Preferido Corona line, the Broadleaf. The wrapper on this cigar is very dark and looks great. Let me apologize up front for the quality of these photos and the lack there-of. I just didn't do a good job of keeping up with them, this time. My bad. But you can still tell how it smoked. ;)
La Aurora Preferido Corona Broadleaf by Miami Cigar & Co.
Size: 5.5 x 42
Filler: Dominican, Cameroon & Brazilian
Cigars Smoked for this Review: One
Price Point: $8.00
Cigar Purchased: Samples
Quick Note: For this review I used the CF rating system. You can view it in detail here.
The pre-light aroma on the La Aurora Preferido Corona Broadleaf was something else! I didn't even have to think what I thought I smelled. Chocolate fudge, very sweet and rich, followed by a lighter, chocolate covered cherry note. The cold draw followed suit, with some great, sweet chocolate and cherry flavors.
The first third of the Broadleaf started off with very deep, rich notes. It was earthy with some bitter coffee and cocoa notes. There was also a lot of natural sweetness, that was very evident from the pre-light and cold draw. About halfway through a dry cedar note comes in and is fairly dominant. The retrohale has a crazy strong burn, and the room aroma is a very pleasant smell of dark cherries.
The second third of the Broadleaf made a turn to some even more awesome flavors. Earth and espresso came to the forefront. There is a slight chocolate note but the the espresso is very dominant. As with the first, the retrohale is crazy strong, with a spicy pepper note. As this third progresses the pepper note from the retrohale comes out, and I can feel the tingle on my tongue and back of my throat.
The final third was definitely full bodied and full strength for me. The entire cigar was really, but the final third takes it all home. The smoke production has been ridiculous from the start. Plumes of thick, white smoke just billow, leaving a straight burn line and a nice tight ash.
I've noticed a few people around here have smoke this cigar and absolutely loved it. I can see why though, the flavors are amazing. Along with the smoke production, burn and ash, make it hard to deny the quality of this cigar. But for me, there was just something a little too strong for me. Or maybe, I just needed to smoke it after a large meal. Either way, if you enjoy full body & strength in a cigar, give this stick a go. It may be small, but it packs MAJOR flavor on top of full strength.
Rating: 84 AKA “If I was in a shop, I would pick up one or two"