Spotlight Brand: Leon Jimenes Quickview A Dominican classic...From the Dominican Republic’s oldest factory comes León Jimenes: a brand created to honor La Aurora’s founders, Eduardo León Jimenes, and his brother, Herminio León Jimenes. This medium-bodied cigar was introduced in 1987, and has since been a consistently top-selling cigar in the U.S. This premium is actually the personal blend of Fernando León, who was the father of Guillermo León, the current president of La Aurora and third-generation cigar maker.What makes it so popular is its unique Dominican filler and binder that are wrapped in a silky Connecticut Shade wrapper. This combination of tobaccos yields a medium-bodied handmade laden with notes of rich coffee bean, caramel, and hints of roasted nuts. The complexity of this blend is the result of an additional three years of aging once rolled. The incredibly smooth nature of this cigar makes León Jimenes ideal for newer enthusiasts, as well as seasoned veterans who are looking to explore the subtle hallmarks of an older blend.