The Label Factor:
This cigar looks amazing. The visual appeal doesn’t only stem from the elaborate double bands, but also from the eye catching yellow/blue/red color scheme and the gorgeous dark brown San Andres wrapper. To me, this is what a cigar should look like. If I ever get into the business of directing movies and I need to shoot a scene where someone is smoking a cigar, it will be the La Aroma De Cuba Mi Amor. I’ll make a movie star out of this stick.
What We Liked:
The Mi Amor may be the creamiest cigar I have ever smoked. I first tried this stick some years ago, before I had developed a deeper appreciation of cigars. You could say this was my first cigar love; the first stick that I thought a box purchase might be worth the dough. The creaminess really struck a chord with me. Years later, I’m still crushing hard for this fine lady.
The creaminess is enhanced by smooth flavors of coffee, subtle chocolate and a bit of spice. The combination of creamy and spicy is quite pleasant. I believe most people refer to this as “balance.” You will find that the spice fades in the second half of the smoke but the smooth creaminess sticks around.
The Mi Amor doesn’t want to be smoked alone. She demands a delicious drink pairing. For that, I offer the following suggestion; cold Coke. The sweetness of the Coke is a great compliment to the creaminess of the cigar. If you want to score brownie points, don’t make this a dry date.
What We Didn’t Like:
Every once in a while I’ll encounter a Mi Amor that seems to have a tendency to burn a bit wonky. This feels nitpicky because 1) it’s rare and 2) it’s most likely my own fault. For the sake of full disclosure, I figured it’s worth a mention. It shouldn’t scare you away.
Perhaps a more poignant criticism of the LADCMA is the lack of complexity and strength of flavors. This is a medium-bodied smoke that you will find yourself wishing was a bit fuller. The flavor is so good, you can’t hep but want to turn it up a couple clicks.
Should You Try/Buy It:
Unequivocally, yes. This is one of my favorite go-to cigars. It looks, smokes, and tastes great, all with a very reasonable $7.50 price tag. Bottom line; she’s a winner. I’ve burnt my fingers on many a Mi Amor nub and suggest you pick a couple up to warm yours on too. Te quiero Mi Amor!
Interested in buying the La Aroma De Cuba Mi Amor? You can purchase it here.