The 25 Best Cigars of the Year 2010
La Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor Magnifico
It was two years in the making, and it appears that the wait was certainly worth it. The new La Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor represents the first time that Ashton Distributors Inc. has released a cigar cloaked in a Mexican wrapper. The Mi Amor Magnifico is a stellar medium-bodied smoke, toothy, dark and box pressed, with intense flavors of rich coffee paired with a touch of vanilla. This is the newest version of La Aroma de Cuba, a brand that originated in Cuba and was reinvented by Ashton. The new version of the brand debuted in 2002 as a Honduran smoke. Ashton later enlisted Jose “Pepin” Garcia to make a new version of La Aroma, which it dubbed Edición Especial. In 2009 Ashton moved the original La Aroma to Garcia as well, and the line was reblended. Today, Garcia makes every La Aroma de Cuba at his My Father Cigars Inc. factory in Estelí, Nicaragua. Mexican wrappers have been part of the cigar industry for decades, but Cuban-seed Mexican wrappers are relatively new. They certainly work well on this blend.