Cigar Aficionado

La Aroma de Cuba Edicion Especial No. 5
No. 5
52 52
Tasting Note
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
Body Medium-Full
Size Figurado
Ring Gauge 52
Length 5 1/2"
Filler Nicaragua
Binder Nicaragua
Wrapper Ecuador
Issue Cigar Aficionado – Apr 01, 2011
Price $7.80
More Reviews of this Cigar
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Feb 01, 2017 | Score: 90

This dark figurado has a firm draw that delivers lots of smoke. Bold notes of leather and anise are interwoven with spicier impressions of pepper, cardamom and sassafras.

Issue: Cigar Insider: 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: Cigar Aficionado: 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.

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