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Wednesday, 06 October 2010

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The Salomon's appearance is very close to perfection, and you can tell that a lot of work was put into its production. Its Ecuadorian Sun-grown wrapper has a slight reddish hue and an abundance of oil on its surface that looks great under light. The cigar is very smooth and has a few small veins that can be noticed with the naked eye. Touching the Salomon tells that it is well-packed, and it does not appear to have any bumps. The large band near the head is icing on the cake in terms of aesthetics. It features the Aurora brand name as well as Puro Vintage 2003 in red print. There is also plenty of gold and white throughout the band that adds nice flair to the cigar. Prior to being set into action, there is a scent of tobacco and a cold taste that is nutty.

The burn is completely free of any negative issues. The draw is excellent and there is long, light-colored ash. The burn manages to stay even until the end and there are no necessary touch-ups or re-lighting. The burn is also very slow and methodical, which is by no means a complaint.

La Aurora managed to pack plenty of flavor and complexity into the Salomon. Notes of tobacco are evident from the start. A prominent leather flavor then comes into play, and it gives way to a nutty taste. Earth is another flavor that makes an appearance, and there is some spice as well.

From start to finish, the Puro Vintage 2003 Salomon is a winner. Its appearance is impeccable, as is the burn. Throw in plenty of flavor and you have yourself a winning recipe. Price seems to be the one possible deterrent for possible purchases when it comes to the Salomon. Since it is such a great smoke and is produced in limited quantities, its price is expected to be on the high side, and it is. A single has a retail price of $25, though each stick on average will be less if you pick up a box of eight or a pack of four. Many smokers will not want to pay such a premium. Regardless, it is definitely a quality cigar that should be picked up for a special occasion. If you do pick one up, just remember to set aside a lot of time, as these are slow burners.

The La Aurora Puro Vintage 2003 Salomon earns a rating of 3.25 out of four stars.






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