Cigar Aficionado

La Aroma de Cuba Churchill
48 48
Tasting Note
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.
Size Figurado
Ring Gauge 48
Length 6 3/4"
Filler Honduras
Binder Honduras
Wrapper Honduras
Issue Cigar Aficionado – N/A
Price $4.35
Designation Top 25 of 2006 | Rank: 20
More Reviews of this Cigar
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: 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: Cigar Aficionado: 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: Cigar Aficionado: 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: Cigar Aficionado: 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: Cigar Aficionado: 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: Cigar Insider: Jan 01, 2003 | Score: 89

A dark, toothy and oily cigar. Though the burn fluctuates, it features flavors of coffee, wood and sweet spice.

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