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Quick Smoke: La Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor Magnifico

15 Aug 2010

Each Saturday and Sunday we’ll post a Quick Smoke: not quite a full review, just our brief verdict on a single cigar of “buy,” “hold,” or “sell.”


Just introduced at last week’s IPCPR Trade Show, this new extension of the La Aroma de Cuba line is made in Nicaragua by Don Pepin Garcia, like the other La Aromas. The box-pressed Magnifico (6 x 52) features a nearly flawless Ecuadorian-grown Connecticut broadleaf wapper with Nicaraguan binder and filler tobaccos. After an initial burst of heavy spice, it settles into a medium- to full-bodied profile with dry bittersweet chocolate, cream, and earth. It’s a tasty cigar reminds me of a slightly less complex version of the Padrón Serie 1926 Maduro—hardly a bad reminder. Construction and combustion qualities are excellent in this $8 smoke. Try it with some Zaya Gran Reserva, which will be featured as a pairing at Ashton events this fall.

Verdict = Buy.

Patrick S

photo credit: Stogie Guys

3 Responses to “Quick Smoke: La Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor Magnifico”

  1. tommyboy Monday, August 16, 2010 at 4:46 pm #

    Look awesome. Can’t wait to try. DPGs stuff for Ashton still some of my all-time favs.

  2. Sam Heimer Friday, August 20, 2010 at 5:11 am #

    Just a heads up, it is not a Ecuadorian-grown Connecticut broadleaf, it's San Andrean Cuban Seed Broadleaf Maduro.

  3. John Werner Saturday, March 12, 2011 at 1:42 am #

    Your quick review is pretty spot-on with this smoker. I do get a bit of a floral sweetness you either didn’t mention or wasn’t there for in your experience. Great tight white ash and volumous smoke with nice burn line. Sweeter than I expected, but in no way sweet like the artificial sweetened cap taste, thus I like it quite a bit.