At February’s Procigar festival, La Aurora auctioned off a special charity humidor that included a not-yet-released cigar called the Fernando León Legacy Lancero. This July, that cigar will be shown off at the 2021 PCA Convention & Trade Show in Las Vegas.
Officially, the cigar is the La Aurora Fernando León Legacy Lancero, a 6 7/8 x 40 lancero that uses a corojo-seed wrapper grown in the Dominican Republic over a binder from the Dominican Republic and fillers from Brazil and the Dominican Republic. It is limited to 1,000 boxes of 10 cigars and will have an MSRP of $20 per cigar in the U.S.
Miami Cigar & Co., La Aurora’s U.S. distributor, says that it expects the cigar to be on shelves in September.
The cigar is named after Fernando León Asencio, the second-generation owner of La Aurora who passed away in April 2009. A press release explains the inspiration for the cigar:
It should be noted that this cigar is a celebration of the legacy of Don Fernando, a vast and respected connoisseur in the tobacco business, who gained admiration for his knowledge and closeness to the world of cigars. He was the third son of the founder of La Aurora, Eduardo León Jimenes, and quickly stood out among his brothers for his technical knowledge of the tobacco harvest. Fernando León was (and still is) an inspiration for the tobacco growers who knew him, due to his tireless work and his transcendental passion, enhancing what his father bequeathed him.
This is one of many different Fernando León cigars. There is the regular production Fernando León Family Reserve line, the Fernando Léon Limited Edition which is also expected to include a lancero size but is a different blend, the La Aurora Fernando León 100 Aniversario, and then there’s León Jimenes Don Fernando No.4, which is the actual person cigar of Fernando León that La Aurora has released at various times.
The 2022 PCA Convention & Trade Show take places July 9-12 in Las Vegas.