Brand: La Flor Dominicana
Line: Double Ligero Maduro
Vitola: Chisel 6 x 54
Origin: Dominican Republic
Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro
Binder: Dominican Republic
Filler: Dominican Republic
Box Price: $75.50 (Box of 10) Buy it now.
Description: Alright, if you are a new cigar smoker I suggest you stop reading now. This cigar is most defiantly NOT for the uninitiated. According to La Flor Domincana’s website this cigar rates a “10″ on the strength scale. I’ve smoked a few of these in the past and can certainly attest to that strength rating. The La Flor is well constructed with a dark maduro wrapper and a chisel tip. Upon checking the prelight draw, I found that it was surprisingly easy and flavored with a bit of a chocolate hint.
Lighting it up, the first few draws gave me chocolate and coffee with great amounts of smooth, white smoke. After I hit the third mark it really picked up some spice, hints of cedar, licorice, and hefty dose of black pepper. The burn was nice and even with a beautiful light gray ash holding on firm. The last half was predominately pepper and cedar, the chocolate flavor all but vanishing at this point. These flavors stayed consistent until I laid it to rest with an inch or so to go. I did have to do some touch up on the burn a couple times, but nothing really got out of hand.
Verdict: I don’t smoke this cigar as often, simply because it is much stronger than those I really enjoy. The reason I keep a few on hand though is for the flavor profile. It’s fantastic. This cigar makes a great smoke after a heavy meal, especially if you have a good Scotch or similar drink paired to it.
Similar Cigars: Some cigars worth trying that have that same kick are the JML 1902, EO 601 Blue Label and the EO 601 Green Label. All of these cigars and the La Flor Double Ligero Maduro are full flavored, full bodied cigars.
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