Saturday, October 6, 2007

La Flor Dominicana Double Ligero Oscuro Natural "A" Edición Limitada August 2007

9" X47

This was one beast of a cigar. I smoked it during the second Red Sox/Angels ALDS game, and it took the majority if the length of the game to go through it. It was a beautiful looking example of a La Flor Dominicana cigar, wrapped in a beautiful leaf that just glistened with oil. It really smoked rather well considering the size of the stogie, the draw was never an issue and the burn was not bad, the only construction issue was the ash was flaky and fell off rather often.

It is too bad that the cigar didn't live up to the billing. This cigar was all strength and tanginess to the exclusion of all other flavors. Now mind you I like the LFD tanginess, but I like to have other flavors involved as well. Maybe with a little age, these will round themselves out a bit and develop more nuance. Alas right now it is all gusto and youth, and after about five inches or so it became kind of a challenge to see how far I could smoke the cigar. Cigars smoking should not be a challenge. If you have some of these, sit on them a while, and let me know what they are like in a few years.


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