Released late in 2010 by La Aurora, came a frontmark named after the current president of La Aurora, Guillermo Leon. The Guillermo Leon’s come in four faces, a belicoso, corona, corona gorda (today’s review at 6″x46rg), and a gran toro; dressed in an Ecuadorian Habano capa, double bound by a Dominican Corojo and a Cameroon leaf, and filled with long fillers from  Brazil, the DR, Nicaragua, and Peru.

 

 

The toothless Ecuadorian Habano capa smells of cocoa, cumin, dill, fennel, ginger, mesquite, paprika, and sea salt; and tastes of alum, bittersweet baking chocolate, chili peppers, ginger, nutmeg, ouzo, saffron, thyme, and white peppercorns.

 

 

Then toasted foot smells of challah, cocoa, ginger, honey comb, mocha, molasses, pomegranates, and white chocolate.

 

 

From the lit foot come hints of 82% cacao, chicory, cumin, fennel, hickory, paprika, sea salt, and white peppercorns; with cloud white smoke with hints of cocoa, paprika, and saffron.

 

 

The salt and pepper ash rings in coarse one millimeter bands.

 

 

The Guillermo Leon’s are venerable powder kegs, at the five inch mark, thirty minutes in, the body hints pick up with anise, chili peppers, curry powder, dill, fresh fennel, hickory, jalapeños, mocha, oregano, paprika, persimmons, saffron, sea salt, sugar cane, tarragon, thyme, and white peppercorns.

 

El Jefe Guillermo Leon’s latest project Para Japon is a true first for the industry with all the proceeds from each cigar sold, going to the relief efforts for the 8.9 on the Richter scale earthquake and following tsunami; of which I bought two boxes.

 

 

The body ranges from mild-full, and the strength hits dead on medium.

 

The Guillermo is another winner from the eldest tabacalera in theDominican Republic.

 

 

Purchased from Davidus Cigars on Rockville Pike, on June 9th for 9.15$ before sales tax (6%).

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