La Aroma de Cuba produces some of my favorite cigars (at great price points), it’s a brand that I support and recommend to my friends. When word hit my ears that LADC was releasing a limited edition cigar, my ears perked up and I knew I had to give it a try. The most interesting thing about the Noblesse is the price. At 16 dollars, it is more expensive than anything in the LADC line (by a long shot). It is made at the My Father Cigars factory in Estelí, Nicaragua. Noblesse was originally supposed to be a one-store-only release, when the folks at Ashton realized they had something special on their hands. After it was all said and done, 3,000 boxes of 24 cigars were released to retailers.
LADC Noblesse Breakdown
- Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano Rosado
- Binder: Nicaraguan Habano & Criollo double binder
- Filler: Nicaraguan (Estelí, Jalapa, & Namanji)
- Factory: My Father Cigars S.A. factory (Estelí, Nicaragua)
- Production: Limited to 3,000 boxes of 24 cigars
- Vitola: 6 ½” x 52 toro
- Price: $16
Noblesse is a 6 ½ x 52 toro. The binder and filler are both Nicaraguan and the wrapper is categorized as Ecuadorian Habano Rosado. The packaging and banding are beautiful and totally old school. The wrapper is gorgeous but not totally without blemishes or veins. The aroma was a fresh hay with orange and the pre-light draw presented citrus and sweet tobacco flavor.
The first third begins with some of the best smelling smoke I’ve experienced in a cigar. I am pairing it with a cappuccino and it’s a perfect match in flavor. Noblesse is effortlessly smokeable – I get citrus, mint, leather and floral notes. It is very complex in flavor and has a razor sharp burn, though the ash doesn’t hold for very long intervals.
The second third is more of the same, the only new flavors I can detect are hits of walnut and coffee – otherwise, it’s tons of leather and citrus. This cigar is as smooth as James Bond! I love this cigar thus far, my only critique would be the lack of progression from the first to the second thirds.
As the final stretch began, so did the burn issues, accompanied by a quick relight. Also, the first real flavor change begins – I get dark chocolate and a much more rich and savory aroma. Tobacco and nicotine are more prevalent and I am having a hard time putting it down. The final third ties the cigar together nicely, bringing a complexity that the beginning and middle lacked.
Would I smoke this cigar again?
For the price point, there are other high end options that I might prefer. Make no mistake, however, this is an amazing cigar that I would love to smoke again and it (hopefully) won’t be my last.
- Amazing old school flavor
- Effortless draw & smokeability
- Expensive as hell!
- Not overwhelmingly complex (Considering the luxury price point)