La Aurora Preferidos Gold No. 2 Tubed Cigar Review

by Bryan Glynn, May 9, 2012
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La Aurora Preferidos Gold No. 2 Tubed Cigar Review

This 5×54 perfecto features a firm, slightly toothy dark brown wrapper with a couple medium veins, tight thick seams, firm even roll and very sweet barn and hay aroma. First light reveals very full body flavors of a deep slightly bitter earth with a big oily pepper and spice that lasts well until the next draw, giving a hot zing through the mouth making me salivate. The first third develops very similarly, staying full bodied, carrying a huge thick woodiness with a sweet spicy kick and long finish. Draw is perfect, burn is very good. 25 minutes in at the 1/2 way point the strength is starting to pick up, flavors remain the same but body has mellowed a touch to medium-full. Just before the band point it needed a large touchup, the wrapper had lagged way behind the filler but burned fine since. 40 minutes in starting the last third flavors finally transition away from the overpowering wood to a medium-full dark chocolate and coffe, still with a touch of wood and sweetness and the same long finish. Ending at 50 minutes the last bit went back to the big wood blast with a subdued sweetness. Thank you very much to the anonymous viewer who sent this in for review!

  • PeteM

    Man I really want to try these! Only you could use “like licking a 2×4” or “fresh dog poo” to describe flavors and still have it sound tasty! 🙂

    Thanks for the review!

  • Justin

    OK, had to pause the video and go outside to conduct some 2×4 licking. I then had a brilliant idea, but it didn’t want to light, so now I’m back and with you. I’ll continue watching while delicately removing splinters from my tongue 🙂

  • King

    Very great review bryan. This is my kind of cigar. My question for you is… is this cigar REALLY worth $20?

    • Well, that’s a completely subjective question. To me, no. To others, yes.

      • King

        I will probably end up trying it sooner or later, since the whole line does appeal to me, but that $20 price point is crazy. I really can’t say that it is too crazy, since I am buying a God of Fire serie B for my graduation, but oh well.

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