La Aurora Para Japón Cigar Review

July 8, 2013 · Posted in Cigar Review 

After three years of Spanish in high school I am reasonably certain that “Para Japón” has something to do with bacon. The Para Japón cigar hails from La Aurora, a very charitable company, and some of the proceeds from the sale of these cigars goes to humanitarian efforts to help Japan rebuild after the disasters that befell it a while ago. Read HERE for more information.

Fine looking cigar; nothing particularly special about the way it looks. There are some oils on the wrapper, looks well made, has a couple of veins here and there and the wrapper is of a lighter brown hue. Of course, none of this really matters all that much because you can’t judge cigars by how good their wrapper looks. To the review!

Credit: Cigar Explorer

Credit: Cigar Explorer

Cigar Stats
Vitola: robusto
Length: 5”
Ring Gauge: 50
Wrapper: Nicaragua
Binder: Dominican Republic
Filler: Dominican Republic, Brazil & Cameroon
Price: $65.00/Box of 12 | $28.00/Pack of Five

Red Wedding Flame!

The first and main flavor during the first third is sweet oak; it’s nice. There’s also some hay and a salty, rare meat flavor. Overall, the flavors are in the lighter spectrum of the flavor profile and I cannot find much to fault here.

While the second third has much the same flavors as the first, the flavors are now working better together. I like the mix of the sweetness and the oak and the hay; they play off of each other well and make the whole experience better.

This cigar does produce a lot of smoke throughout and, in its totality, is pretty enjoyable. The final third sees much the same flavor profile as the second third. And that’s fine.

Medium bodied with a good draw and burn; the La Aurora Para Japón shows some flickers of excellence but, in its totality, is nothing special. As noted, it burns well and the draw is good, which is the baseline for a cigar, but the flavors weren’t very evocative and, even though they worked well together, they didn’t ever really get going. There’s some promise in this cigar but it’s unrealized.

87 points


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