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Stogie Reviews: La Aurora 107 Lancero

2 Feb 2011

La Aurora, as far as the (mostly traditional) cigar industry goes, is highly involved in social media. Both company president Guillermo León and director of sales José Blanco are engaged on Twitter.

This involvement in the Twitter community led to the eventual release of the Lancero vitola of the 107, a blend that was released in 2010 to celebrate the 107th anniversary of the oldest cigar maker in the Dominican Republic.

After much discussion and pleading from the masses via the web, La Aurora decided to produce 300 boxes of 107 Lanceros, a cigar that measures 7 inches long with a 40 ring gauge.

The 107 blend features an Ecuadorian wrapper, a Dominican binder, and a two-country filler blend from Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic. Being a fan of the 107 line in general, especially the Corona, I was excited to sit down and smoke the Lancero.

The construction of the Lancero is, not surprisingly, excellent. It has no visible imperfections. Pre-light, the predominate smell is of hay with just a hint of spice detectable.

Once lit, the cigar opens up with a core of cedar and hazelnut. As it progresses, a creaminess is introduced and the hazelnut flavor increases. The ash on the cigar holds for about an inch at a time and the burn wavers but doesn’t require any correcting.

As the cigar nears the end, the creaminess continues to increase, although it is balanced out by flavors reminiscent of kettle-cooked potato chips.

Overall, I am impressed by the 107 Lancero. While I am not, generally speaking, a fan of the lancero format, this cigar is intricate and well-constructed.

And with an MSRP of $7, it is certainly worth a try, especially of you like smaller ring gauges. I think the Corona remains my favorite 107, but the Lancero is a close second, earning four out of five stogies.

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Patrick M

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6 Responses to “Stogie Reviews: La Aurora 107 Lancero”

  1. dmjones1009 Wednesday, February 2, 2011 at 6:53 am #

    After smoking plenty of both sizes, Corona and Lancero, I came to the same overall conclusion: I love both, but the Corona is my preferred vitola for the 107. Put another way, I'm sure to buy plenty of singles of the Lancero, but I'm seriously thinking about a box of Coronas.

  2. mighty Wednesday, February 2, 2011 at 7:52 am #

    I really enjoy this line of cigars. The prices are also really reasonable for what you get which is a major plus. Good review and good cigar.

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