La Aurora 107 Nicaragua Look & Feel
- Wrapper Hue: Dark Brown
- Rolling Consistency: Even
- Spring: Firm
- Aromas: Oiled Leather, Hay, Barnyard
The Nicaraguan Habano wrapper on the La Aurora 107 Nicaragua has a dark brown hue with a slight sheen which is quite enticing. There are some slight veins though they are not overly prominent.
The body of the cigar exudes notes of leather, hay, and barnyard. On the dry draw, I get a perfect amount of resistance, a fact that I’ve found to be consistent across the ten cigars I sampled previous to this review. I’ve also been surprised by the sweet notes of the dry draw, which are reminiscent of candied cherries.
La Aurora 107 Nicaragua Cigar Review
Prior to smoking the 107 Nicaragua, I seasoned the box of cigars in my humidor for about two months with 69% Boveda packs, as this is my preferred humidity level for cigars that I’m getting acquainted with.
1st Third Smoking Experience
- Notes: Spice, Leather, Nutty Wood
The 107 Nicaragua opens up on the heavy side, so I’d categorize it as a medium plus, if not full, smoke. That being said, right from the beginning, the cigar provided a very wholesome mouthfeel.
At this point, the flavors that I’m picking up are of leather as detected in the pre-light draw, along with a woody nuttiness and slight, white pepper spice. The retrohale invites floral notes, which are an agreeable complement to the experience at this point.
2nd Third Smoking Experience
- Notes: Leather, Woody, Nutty
The flavor profile of the 107 Nicaragua doesn’t evolve in a very noticeable way throughout the session. Indeed, in the second third, I’m still tasting the leather, wood, and nutty tones encountered earlier on. The oiliness is still very much present, and I quite enjoy it.
Final Third Smoking Experience
- Notes: Licorice, Leather, Wood
Into the final third, I do begin to note a slight taste of licorice which I hadn’t detected previously. The oily leather feel and wood aspects are still present and still satisfying, as are the floral notes in the retrohale.
Broadly speaking, the mouthfeel of the La Aurora 107 Nicaragua is what most surprised me; it completely covered and stimulated the palate throughout. With regards to evolution, I found the cigar to be quite linear. This is not necessarily a detriment, but the evolution and complexity of flavors is something I highlighted in previous reviews of La Aurora cigars, namely the 1903 Preferidos range, and I didn’t find that here with the 107 Nicaragua.
- Ash Backbone: Outstanding
- Burn Angle: Mostly Consistent
- Temperature: Cool
- Draw: Ideal
- Final Smoking Time: 60-70 Minutes
The construction and combustion of the La Aurora 107 Nicaragua are commendable.
Beginning with the draw, it has provided slight though not overwhelming resistance, which I find to be ideal. The temperature of the cigars has remained relatively cool, even when factoring in that this is a medium+ cigar.
As to the burn angle, it’s remained mostly consistent through the 107 Nicaraguas I’ve smoked though there have been a few instances where I’ve touched up some runners. I’m not surprised by this, as the thickness of the Habano wrapper and the veins make this more likely.
Lastly, the ash backbone has been outstanding, to the point where I’ve managed to accumulate 2-3 inch ashes which speaks to the quality of the tobacco as well as the expertise of the bunchers and rollers who roll the La Aurora 107 Nicaragua.
I, as well as the team here at BU, are confident that while we can’t smoke boxes, the presentation of a cigar is an integral part of the overall experience. For this reason, we give importance to the box and band of a cigar whenever we’re reviewing it.
Starting with the band of the La Aurora 107 Nicaragua, we find it has a double band indicating both the 107 line as well as the specific version within the line, which in this case is the Nicaragua. Overall, while the bands are not exceptional, they’re commensurate with the price point and do give the cigar an attractive look.
Looking towards the cigar box, one finds that it has light screen printing on the top and flanks, along with a label on the back that describes the Tobaccos of the World inspiration.
Inside, the underside of the lid has a contrasting marquee with gold lettering that I quite liked. Naturally, the box (when new) contains the 20 Robustos as well as an information card that provides additional details on the 107 Nicaragua cigars specifically.
All in all, I’d summarize that the presentation here is fair. While not over the top, it is definitely in line with the price of the cigar when you consider that, although a premium stick, it nevertheless remains quite affordable at $9/cigar.
Pairing Recommendations For The 107 Nicaragua Cigar
When it comes to pairing the La Aurora 107 Nicaragua with food or drink and considering the medium+ profile of the cigar, I have a couple of specifics in mind.
Firstly, I’d recommend enjoying this in the late afternoon or evening, especially since its price can lend it to a more casual or everyday smoke. I consider it ideal for more relaxed events, for instance a barbeque. However, it can still hold its own at a special event such as a birthday or wedding.
When pairing with food, the barbeque mentioned earlier was intentional as I quite like the 107 Nicaragua with meat or more hearty meals. Additionally, french fries or even salted peanuts could enhance the experience.
When it comes to drinking pairings, with the La Aurora 107 Nicaragua I’d suggest sweeter spirits; A more unctuous rum such as a Diplomático Mantuano or a Flor de Caña 18 quickly come to mind. Other options along the same vein include scotch whisky, bourbon, or even a hearty red wine.
All in all, I found the La Aurora 107 Nicaragua to be a fantastic cigar, especially considering its price, which is why on the Cigar Formula, it received an A in the value category.
On the smoking experience as a whole, the 107 Nicaragua tallied up to 82/100 points which just gets it into our outstanding, or five-star, category. While I note the points individually and then tally them up to see which final score & category the cigar receives, I definitely think it is fair for the 107 Nicaragua to rank in the upper echelon.
If you’ve yet to try any of La Aurora’s cigars, or even if you’ve indulged in this brand in the past, I can highly recommend the 107 Nicaragua. The leather notes with floral undertones, along with the wholesome mouthfeel that I mentioned throughout, make this a must-try for beginner and experienced smokers alike.