La Aurora Fernando Leon Family Reserve
Wrapper: Dominican Corojo
Binder: Dominican Corojo
Filler: Peruvian, Brazilian, Dominican
The Fernando Leon Family Reserve is one of those cigars that, just by its appearance, begs to be roasted. The rich, brown Corojo wrapper is mostly smooth with a couple strong veins tracing their way up one side that make it satisfying just to roll it around between your fingers.
Smoking this cigar started out uncomplicated: a smooth draw, a simple flavor profile that relied heavily on earth and cedar, and a moderate grayish smoke that liked to linger. As I got into the cigar, it maintained its smooth draw and started to develop into a more complex profile with bits of spice and citrus starting to peek through the cedar. The last couple inches got stronger, but just enough that it was noticeable and kept the cigar interesting.
The saying that ‘appearances can be deceiving’ does not hold true with this cigar. Just as it looks, this cigar is a thoroughly satisfying and interesting smoke from start to finish.