Name – La Flor Dominicana Reserva Especial
Size – Toro
Wrapper – Ecuadorian Sumatra
Tobacco Blend – Nicaragua and Dominican
Pricing – $6.66 – 9.50
The cigar has two bands. The first band is white pearlescent with a gold LFD logo. The second follows the same color scheme with “Reserva Especial” displayed.
The cigar is a reddish brown in color. It has minimal veins and seams are invisible. The cigar is double capped and a very solid stick.
Aroma – Barnyard
Type of Cut – V-Cut
Cold Draw – Cedar notes mixed with raisin.
First third – The initial blast of a creamy vanilla spice hits the palate with a nice strong pepper on the finish. These flavors remain consistent throughout the third. The burn was slightly wavy but nothing to worry about. The ash is light gray in color and dense.
Second Third – Light vanilla spice is the initial flavor along with a nutty like note hits the palate on the finish. Pepper seemed to die down in this third, but a slight cinnamon began to come out as well. The burn remained wavy and the ash fell off at about 3 inches.
Final Third – This third begins just like the first third with a vanilla spice and peppery finish. However, towards the end of this cigar a natural tobacco is revealed as the vanilla transitioned into the background. The burn remained wavy.
Overall, I thought this was a great cigar. The flavors were precise and distinct, not muddled in the least. While this was not the most complex stick it was a gem from La Flor Dominicana Cigars. This is more for a night when you want something just right, not too strong, but not weak either.
Cigar Aficionado – Figurado – 90pts.
About La Flor Dominicana Cigars – http://laflordominicana.com/