Today's review is another cigar I got from Miami Cigars, the new Guillermo Leon! This is the newest cigar from La Aurora, and is named after the man in charge of the company, Guillermo Leon. This cigar is just starting to show up on the market, and comes in 5 sizes. This review is of the Corona Gorda, which measures in at 6 X 47. The Guillermo Leon has an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper, a Cameroon and Dominican Corojo binder, and has a very complex filler made up of tobacco from Peru, Nicaragua, Brazil, and the Dominican Republic.
This has a very silky brown wrapper with a nice oily sheen to it. There are a few bumbs and veins, but nothing that takes away from the overall great look of this cigar. The band is very striking with the red and silver logo. A very pleasant barnyard aroma is present at the foot of this cigar. After a clean clip with my Palio cutter, the predraw has flavors of cedar and some sweeter earth flavors. The draw is just right. Once lit, this cigar starts out with very creamy and smooth flavors of roasted nuts, cedar and just a tiny amount of spice on the tongue. There is a little more spice on the retrohale, but not much. There is a nice sweetness to the finish as well. The burn is really even, and very slow. I've smoked a few of these at this point, and all of them burn incredibly slow and even. I am not a big retrohaler, but this cigar is really smooth when exhaled through the nose. The ash has no problem holding on for about an inch.
The flavors in the Guillermo are nice and complex. The balance of this cigar is what really grabs my attention. All the flavors work perfectly together, mingling in just the right way on the palate. For me, this ends up being a solid medium bodied cigar with very consistent complex flavors throughout the smoke. The flavors do seem to deepen in the last third, making for a great finish to a very tasty cigar. I have to say, I have really been impressed with some of La Aurora's cigars lately, first the 107, now this. This one is a little more expensive than the 107, the corona gorda is retailing for $8.50. That being said, I will have no problem picking more of these up at that price. For me, this is a cigar you can light up at any point of the day, whether it's after breakfast, or later in the evening. I wouldn't necessarily pair it with a heavy drink or anything, but It has enough flavor to be smoked at the end of the day.