La Aroma de Cuba was first released in 2002, and was immediately met with high praise—Cigar Aficionado gave the original blend a 91 rating, citing its earthy, leathery, and toasty flavors. The company, however, didn’t want to stop there—in 2009, the La Aroma de Cuba blend was updated by Don “Pepin” Garcia, and its score went up to a whopping 93!
This blend combines the spicy, sweet character of the Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper with the earthy richness of Nicaraguan binder and filler. This makes for a full-bodied smoke with notes of cocoa, leather, earth, black pepper, and a hint of caramel sweetness on the retrohale. Top that off with impeccable construction and a phenomenal burn and draw, and you’ve got a premium cigar that topples others in its price range.