A Flores Gran Reserva Desflorado – Cigar Review

A Flores Gran Reserva Desflorado

This is a cigar review of a A Flores Gran Reserva Desflorado by PDR Cigars. The size chosen for this review is the grand toro. This cigar’s composition consists of a Connecticut Desflorado Ecuador wrapper followed by an Olor Dominican Republic, Dominican Corojo, Nicaraguan Habano tobacco blend. This is a medium bodied smoke that retails around $13.40.

Construction/Appearance: 

This A Flores Gran Reserva Desflorado is a darker walnut / mid tan in color. It has tiny veins and evident seams that are tight. It is finished with a pig tail cap and tapered foot. 

Pre-Light: 

Aromas of barnyard radiate from the wrapper and foot of this cigar. We went with the straight cut here. The cold draw produces notes of damp cedar.

After Toast:

First Third – ​ A creamy vanilla spice , cedar  and light nutmeg like notes start this smoke off with a light oiled  leather like finish. The body is close to medium and burn is slightly wavy. The ash holds through the third. 

Second Third – The creamy vanilla spice, , cedar, nutmeg and oiled leather continue into this third. The body is lighter here than the first third. The burn remains slightly wavy and the ash falls at the 2.25 inch mark.

Final Third –  This third brings the same flavors we have learned to love in the prior two thirds with no deviation. Vanilla spice, nutmeg, cedar and light oiled leather. This is still mild-medium bodied and burn remains slightly wavy.

Suggested Pairing:

Bourbon – Basil Hayden

Wine – Illumination Sauvignon Blanc

Overall Experience:

This A Flores Gran Reserva Desflorado is a fine medium bodied smoke that has some really nice, but not overbearing flavors within the profile. All your typical Connecticut wrapper notes are here, but the leathery component helps differentiate this cigar a bit from other comparable sticks. Overall a pretty good smoke that we would have again.

Ratings:

Cigar Aficionado – 87pts.

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The A. Flores 1975 Gran Reserva is meticulously crafted in honor of Abe Flores, one of the best and brightest blenders in the business. Each cigar is crafted using a Dominican binder, a bevy of Nicaraguan Habano filler leaves, and topped in a gold Ecuador Connecticut Desflorado wrapper. The result is medium in body, rich, and creamy. A delightful symphony of flavors.

A Flores Gran Reserva Desflorado
A Flores Gran Reserva Desflorado