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Wednesday, 06 March 2013

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altHopefully you are up for some more reviews, because today we have two solid cigars to share with you.  We'll kick things off with the flavorful La Aurora 1495 BME Series Dominicana.  Completing the pair of reviews will be the La Estrella Cubana Oscuro.

La Aurora 1495 BME Series Dominicana

La Aurora is a highly respected name in the cigar industry, and with good reason.  They’ve put out plenty of quality smokes throughout the years, and their 1495 BME Series is one of them.  This series has earned high ratings from many critics and comes with an interesting twist.  Each of the cigar’s formats has a different wrapper.  According to their site, La Aurora did this to give smokers the chance to see how much a wrapper can affect a blend.  The wrappers come from four different nations: Brazil, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, and Nicaragua.  For this review, I’ll be giving the Dominican version a try.

The La Aurora 1495 BME Series Dominicana measures 5 3/4 x 54.  All of the other offerings in the line come in this same exact size.  The cigar's filler is a blend of Dominican Corojo and Ligero, Nicaraguan, and Peruvian tobaccos.  It has a Dominican Corojo binder and is completed by a Dominican wrapper.  The strength of the 1495 BME Series Dominicana is said to be medium to full-bodied.

The 1495 BME Series is an appealing cigar with a pleasant chocolate-brown wrapper. A good amount of oil is obvious and so are a handful of minimal veins. Giving the cigar a pat down reveals that it is packed firmly without any soft spots. Generally speaking, the construction seems sound. There are two decorative bands that dress up its look. The large band near the head displays a lion, which is a major part of the whole La Aurora image and theme. Just below the top band is a thinner one that is stamped with the BME Dominicana label. Both bands are colorful and offer some nice contrast to the cigar's wrapper. Just before lighting, there's a cold taste of mild spice, and the aroma given off is sweet.

After being lit, the cigar's burn attributes are satisfactory. It yields some long gray ash that refrains from flaking. The draw is just right. The burn stays razor thin from beginning to end and requires no re-lights or touch-ups. Plenty of smoke is produced.

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