Tasting Note


La Aroma de Cuba Edicion Especial

No. 5

Well made with a tawny-colored wrapper and blunted belicoso head. Spice flavor occurs on the front and back palate, though balanced by wheat and floral notes

Additional tasting notes for La Aroma de Cuba Edicion Especial

Issue: Sep 23, 2008
Score: 93
A very attractive belicoso with a great draw and even burn. Every puff is rich with coffee and cocoa notes, yet well balanced by cedary flavors and plenty of spice.

Issue: Jan 01, 1970
Score: 93
La Aroma de Cuba is an old Cuban brand name, believed to have been a favorite of Sir Winston Churchill. Ashton Distributors created a Honduran version of the brand in 2003, made by La Flor de Copan, and last summer it added the Edición Especial variation, which it contracted out to the hottest name in the cigar business, Jose “Pepin” Garcia. Pepin’s La Aroma de Cuba is the best yet, made with his trademark Nicaraguan filler and binder tobaccos, and covered in something relatively new for him, Ecuadoran leaf. The belicoso-shaped No. 5 is a wonderful smoke, brimming with spice, coffee and cocoa notes. Ashton is becoming a major client for Garcia. This is the second major cigar brand he has made for the Philadelphia-based company, a follow-up to his San Cristobal—one size of which took the No. 12 slot in our 2007 ranking.

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