This bowling pin shaped cigar has brown colored smooth wrapper. Firm solid pack. Nice weight in the hand. Spicy tobacco and hay aromas come off the foot. Mild tobacco flavors come on the pre-light draw.
The draw is good and the smoke is on the thin side. Sweet wood notes come on the draw. The long oily finish has hints of wood and earth. After about an inch down, a hint of coffee comes in. The burn starts to go off a bit and I have to baby the cigar to keep it burning. The burn issues start to happen as it gets to the fat part of the smoke. The burn starts to improve just past the half way point and where the cigar starts to narrow down. The ash held for half of the smoke. The rest of the cigar is just plain tobacco flavor.
The La Aurora Puro Vintage 2005 110th Anniversary is an ok cigar. Good construction and ok performance. I had to baby this one for to long to keep it going. The shape had a lot to do with the burn issues. I expected more from a limited edition smoke.