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La Aroma De Cuba–Mi Amor

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

The Mi-Amor is a collaboration between Ashton and the Garcia Family. It is claimed to be rich, complex, and very well balanced. I picked some up at Ed’s shop recently, as he commented to me that he liked it. I figured I’d give them a try. I paired the cigar with water as always.


Wrapper: Cuban seed grown in Mexico

Binder: Nicaragua

Filler: Nicaragua

Size: Magnifico 6 x 52

Price: $8.20


Pre-Smoke & Construction:

The box pressed cigar had a nice appearance. The wrapper velvety smooth with a few sparkles when held to a light. It had an earthy smell. The cigar was solidly packed, and had a minor soft spot or two, but nothing major. The pre-light draw had slight resistance, and had a sweet flavor. It was almost like a mild dark chocolate.

The burn required no corrections. The ash was flaky at first, but became solid after the first tap on the ashtray. It held for just under an inch.

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The first third had a mellow start. There was a slight peppery spice combined with woody notes. After a little while I picked up a smooth sweet flavor that eventually developed into something chocolaty. All the flavors were pretty even in strength, nothing stood out over the other.

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The second third saw a calming of the pepper, not that it was real strong to begin with. The woody and chocolaty flavors combined nicely and had almost a floral aftertaste with a bitter note. It sounds strange but I liked it. There were coffee notes in the mix as well, at least that mild bitter aftertaste you can get from a good black coffee. As the second third came to a close, the smoke left a tingle on the lips.

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The last third stayed the same as the second third for the most part. The strength increased a little, and chocolate increased a bit in strength. The pepper made a slight return but remained easy to pass through the sinus.

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This was a good medium to full bodied cigar. The flavors were interesting, and there were enough complexities to keep things interesting. Construction was good and the burn was slow. I could see myself smoking more of these from time to time.

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