Jan 5th, 2024
When it comes to cigar appreciation, discerning palates seek an elevated sensory experience, one that transcends the ordinary and delves into the realm of refined indulgence. For those connoisseurs who appreciate a touch of sweetness in their smokes, the landscape offers a selection of truly exceptional options. Whether you're a seasoned connoisseur who smokes only the best cigars or a newcomer with a penchant for the finer things in life, these meticulously crafted sweet cigars promise an experience that lingers long after the final ember fades, bearing the hallmark of mastery and refinement.
Here are four of our favorite cigars with sweet-tasting notes from our line:
The 115th Anniversary Cigar embodies the essence of our 115-year journey, a testament to the legacy time has woven into our craft. With a medium-strong strength, this velvety cigar unveils a complex flavor profile, revealing its intricacies with every draw. Encased in an Ecuador Sumatra wrapper, bound by Brazilian leaves, and filled with a blend of Dominican, Nicaraguan, and Brazilian tobaccos, this sweet cigar delivers a harmonious balance of flavors. This masterpiece has earned accolades, including being named the #1 Cigar of the Year by Cigars & Spirits Magazine in 2019 and ranked 17th in the Top 25 Cigars of the Year in 2019 by Cigar Journal. From its spicy inception with hints of cinnamon and tropical fruits to the nuanced caramel undertones that add a layer of sumptuous sweetness, culminating in a robust finale, it is a true testament to the art of smoking.
Wrapper: Ecuador Sumatra
Filler: Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, Brazil
Tasting Notes: Sweet & Toasty
Price: $230, $210, and $200 for Gran Toro, Toro, and Robusto, respectively(Box of 20)
Smoke Time: 60 mins
The La Aurora® Preferidos 1903 Emerald boasts a well-balanced blend of expertly aged Dominican binder and fillers from the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, Brazil, and Peru. Its silky Ecuadorian sun-grown wrapper imparts a rare smoking experience characterized by an even burn and a harmonious interplay of spice and sweetness. The Preferidos 1903 Emerald collection is handcrafted in limited quantities by torcedores (Spanish for cigar makers) with over 15 years of expertise, using premium, barrel-aged tobaccos. In the words of our Master Blender, Manual Inoa, it offers a "solid medium-bodied smoke."
Wrapper: Sumatra (Ecuador)
Binder: Dominican Republic
Filler: Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, Brazil, Peru
Tasting Notes: Fruit & Spice
Price: Starts from $38 for 3 Toro, and a box of 18 Robusto cigars costs $225
The La Aurora® Puro Vintage is a testament to the art of aging tobacco, with the collection epitomizing the finest techniques for a truly exceptional smoking experience. It is a full-bodied cigar with a strong and robust blend. Its flavor profile is a harmonious interplay of woody, nutty, sweet, and fruity notes, complemented by a subtle undertone of bitter cocoa. Crafted over two decades, this cigar unveils a rich, earthy complexity that sets it apart from others. With a Dominican Republic wrapper, Ecuador Sumatra binder, and fillers sourced from the Dominican Republic, Brazil, and Nicaragua, it offers a rich aromatic profile that intensifies in strength and complexity with each puff. The La Aurora Puro Vintage is also known for its even burn and generous smoke production, making it an ideal sweet cigar for special occasions.
Wrapper: Dominican Republic
Binder: Ecuador Sumatra
Filler: Dominican Republic, Brazil, Nicaragua
Tasting Notes: Cocoa & Fruit
Price: $212 for a box of 8 cigars
Released in 2010 as part of the 107 Tobaccos of the World collection, the La Aurora 107 Cosecha is a masterpiece of flavor and craftsmanship, paying tribute to 107 years of artisanal hand craftsmanship. With a medium-full flavor profile, it provides a refined and velvety smoking experience, enriched with notes of dried fruits, coffee, cocoa, and citrus. The Brazilian wrapper adds a hint of sweetness, harmonizing with the earthy notes from the Nicaraguan and Peruvian binders. The Dominican filler completes the profile with a rich, full-bodied character. This combination creates a complex yet harmonious blend that is truly unique and unforgettable. Additionally, the La Aurora 107 Cosecha was awarded 91 points from Halfwheel and named the #2 Cigar of the Year by Cigar Coop in 2017, making it one of the best cigars to try for cigar enthusiasts.
Binder: Nicaragua & Peru
Filler: Dominican Republic
Price: All three sizes cost $110 for a box of 10 cigars each.
Opting for cigars with sweet-tasting notes can offer a truly enjoyable experience. Unlike bitter cigars, which may not appeal to everyone, sweet cigars tend to cater to a broader range of palates, making them a versatile choice for both seasoned enthusiasts and those new to the world of cigars. The natural sweetness from aged tobacco or carefully blended flavors introduces a layer of complexity that can be savored with every puff. Moreover, cigars with sweet undertones complement a variety of beverages like rum or even coffee, further enhancing the overall smoking experience. In essence, choosing cigars with sweet-tasting notes opens up a world of nuanced and pleasurable moments for your unique and satisfying indulgence.
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