La Aroma de Cuba was first released in 2002, and was met with positive response—Cigar Aficionado gave the original blend a 91 rating, praising its earthy, leathery, and toasty flavors. The company, however, didn’t want to stop there—in 2009, La Aroma de Cuba was reblended by Don “Pepin” Garcia, and their score went up to a whopping 93!
This new 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 stogie that topples others in its price range.