Today I am continuing my review of the La Aurora Preferido Corona line. Next up is going to be the Connecticut version, a perfect morning cigar. Over the last few years I have really began to enjoy the Connecticut blends, and many have found a place in my humidor. So, let's see how this blends stacks up.
La Aurora Preferido Corona Connecticut 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 La Aurora Preferido Corona Connecticut had a very toothy, light brown wrapper, which matched well with the blue and silver on the band. The pre-light aroma was quite pleasing with notes of cedar, a spicy creaminess and just a hint of a toasty vanilla. The cold draw was on the tight side but was still good, and gave some nice cedar and toasted marshmallow flavors.
The Preferido Corona Connecticut starts of nicely. There is a cedar creaminess, mixed with a little bit of white pepper spice. The retrohale was very smooth and overall this Connecticut starts off very mild, but flavorful. The burn line is straight and the ash is solid. And the smoke is amazingly thick. Something I am noticing with this line.
The second third turns up the dial and we see a lot more flavors and the body pushes up toward medium. I get some of the normal, and welcome, toasted marshmallow. But there is also a slightly dry, spicy cedar note that stays in the forefront. As this third progresses, I get a lot of woody and toasty notes, with hints of graham cracker. The burn is perfect, the smoke is plentiful and the ash is solid.
The final third of the Connecticut starts to get some bitter notes, but that's about the norm for smaller gauges in the final third. Just gotta pace myself and keep from puffing this thing up too hot. The marshmallow note is gone now, and so is most of the sweetness. There are lots of wood notes, but now less cedar and more oak. The body is still kind of creamy, with a medium finish of smokey wood. The burn was still very nice and the retrohale has a nice little burn to it.
This just backs up the fact that I must not like Cameroon wrappers, since this is the same binder & filler as last weeks Cameroon, only wrapper changes. This La Aurora Preferido Corona Connecticut was very enjoyable. Lots of nice flavors with plenty of flavor changes and strength/body variations. A great mild-medium Connecticut with a medium body, and a vitola that is hard to beat.
Rating: 86 AKA “If I was in a shop, I would pick up one or two"