Tasting Note


La Aroma de Cuba


Since its market debut in November 2002, La Aroma de Cuba has been a critical success. The brand was first reviewed in Cigar Insider in January 2003, when it received several 90s. The high marks have continued, as this Central American smoke has a flavor profile that lovers of complex, medium- to full-bodied cigars have embraced. Crafted in the superb Flor de Copan factory, which is owned by Altadis U.S.A. Inc., the brand is part of the Ashton Cigar umbrella. The cigars’ hallmark is their Cuban-seed wrappers, grown near the factory in Honduras. The Churchill, which measures 6 3/4 by 48, has hearty wood flavors and a touch of earth. It’s also a bargain, a big cigar that retails for less than $5.

Additional tasting notes for La Aroma de Cuba

Issue: Apr 01, 2009
Score: 91
A large Churchill covered in a wrapper the color of dark chocolate. It’s a sweet, chocolate laden cigar with plenty of coffee bean notes to even out the flavors of this medium to full-bodied smoke.

Issue: Oct 01, 2006
Score: 90
A lovely chocolate brown cigar with good color and sheen. The draw is smooth and the burn even. It’s a superbly structured hearty and woody full-bodied cigar.

Issue: Aug 01, 2005
Score: 86
Dark, oily and rich in appearance. The cigar has a black pepper taste with some wood, plus hints of anise. The finish is sweet.

Issue: Jun 01, 2004
Score: 84
Dark and rich, with a toothy, oily wrapper. The smoke is tangy and woody, with a chewy taste. Some acidic flavors were also noted.

Issue: Jun 01, 2003
Score: 90
Oily, dark and alluring, this attractive cigar has a complex, earthy taste with hints of licorice and cocoa bean. A strong cigar with plenty of flavor and a long, cedary finish.

Issue: Jan 01, 2003
Score: 89
A dark, toothy and oily cigar. Though the burn fluctuates, it features flavors of coffee, wood and sweet spice.

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