La Aurora is a company that was founded in 1903, and to honor its 100 years in production the released the Cien Años. Their goal was to release a special edition cigar that not only paid tribute to the company, but the country in which the company had succeeded. To that date, heck still to this date, having a Dominican puro was uncommon, and that was because of the growing conditions of the country. The used aged and limited tobacco for the blend, and it was initially limited to only four sizes. Eventually in 2009 they released the Cien Años Preferidos as a follow up, and after that the Lancero at the IPCPR. The original release was limited to roughly 400,000 cigars, and the release of the Lancero in late 2009 was limited to only 15,000 cigars. The releases of the smokes was scattered throughout 2004 to 2006, but with the little remaining tobacco they were able to release the Lancero.
This was a lovely lancero and while it was not my favorite size in the line, it did this adored line justice. I will say with confidence that this is one of the few occasions where I have actually preferred a smoke in a larger ring gauge. I felt that with the previous Torpedo and Robusto offerings you were able to get more of the great filler tobacco flavors, and in this case I liked more of that tobacco present. Overall the flavor profile to the smoke was very enjoyable and it was a complex cigar. This size offers a more concentrated flavor profile, and with the focus on the wrapper you have to pay more attention to what the other tobacco has to offer. The 100 Años is one of the best lines ever to be made in my opinion, and I am lucky to have as many left as I do, and a store that has them.
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