The 25 Best Cigars of the Year 2013
Fernando León Family Reserve Belicoso
The León Family of the Dominican Republic has been making cigars by hand since 1903. To celebrate 110 years in the cigar business, La Aurora owner Guillermo León created a blend honoring his father, Fernando Léon Asensio, who died in 2009 after running the company for many years. The Fernando León Family Reserve is made with a blend of Peruvian, Dominican and Brazilian filler tobaccos (a formula familiar to La Aurora smokers) wrapped with Corojo-seed tobacco grown in the Dominican Republic. The result is a balanced, complex smoke with notes of raisin, spice and cocoa, and just a touch of minerals.