La Flor Double Ligero Maduro Cigar Review

by Jesse on October 24, 2007

La Flor Dominican Double Ligero Chisel Maduro Cigar 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
Body: Full
Strength: Full
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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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Matt Caruso (The Daily Doormatt) October 25, 2007 at 3:24 pm

One of my FAVORITES of 2007. I love these “burn your eyes out and linger in your hair” smokes. So much flavor.

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Jesse October 25, 2007 at 7:35 pm

Definitely a great smoke, I’m torn on if I like the Natural or Maduro better.

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Hayward January 16, 2008 at 4:12 pm

This is an outstanding cigar. I’ve smoked a few of them, most recently last Friday over 10 or 11 rounds of billiards. Agree with your analysis of the flavor profile, and will add that this is heaven for fans of full-bodied, full-flavored cigars. I found the Maduro balanced things out quite nicely, which is unusual to find in a cigar with such cojones.

I’m curious to know whether you punched the top of the chisel (as I recently learned is intended). I’ve been going with a notch-cutter across the chisel’s tip.

Nice review!

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Jesse January 16, 2008 at 4:41 pm

I punch it when I’ve got a punch with me, but I seemed to have misplaced mine so I’ve just been clipping the end.

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Jay December 26, 2008 at 11:19 am

I heard that this cigar should be cut like normal but then place a small hole at the top and bottom so that you can taste all the flavor this cigar has to offer. Does anyone know if this is true???

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Gary Korb January 2, 2009 at 12:12 pm

When this cigar first came out, I believe that according to the ads & marketing info I saw from La Flor Dominicana, you were supposed to just punch a hole in the chisel’s head, not clip it at all. I think I even made reference to this in an old review of the cigar, which I can’t find right now. A V-cut would work well, too, if that’s the case.
G~

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