Cigar Aficionado

Fernando León Family Reserve Belicoso
Belicoso
94
points
Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
52 52
Tasting Note
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.
Size Figurado
Ring Gauge 52
Length 6 1/4"
Filler Peru, Dom. Rep., Brazil
Binder Dom. Rep.
Wrapper Dom. Rep.
Issue Cigar Aficionado – Jan 01, 2014
Price $9.75
Designation Top 25 of 2013 | Rank: 15
More Reviews of this Cigar
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Apr 01, 2017 | Score: 89

A sweet and spicy torpedo with notes of mesquite and black pepper underscored by pleasant nuttiness. Spice recurs on the finish.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Dec 01, 2013 | Score: 93

Delicious combinations of raisin, hearty leather and spice flavor are buttressed by rich cocoa and mineral notes. A complex and balanced cigar.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Sep 10, 2013 | Score: 93

Delicious combinations of raisin, hearty leather and spice flavor are buttressed by rich cocoa and mineral notes. A complex and balanced cigar.

Cigar Aficionado's 100-Point Scale
  • Classic: 95-100
  • Outstanding: 90-94
  • Very good to excellent: 80-89
  • Average to good commercial quality: 70-79
  • Don't waste your money: 0-69
100-Point Scale