Blind Cigar Review: La Flor Dominicana | Ligero ACigar Info

La Flor Dominicana did not launch any new lines at this years IPCPR, but they did launch two line extensions: The Ligero A and Ligero Lancero. The La Flor Dominicana Ligero A is a 9 1/2 x 47 “A” vitola. The blend uses an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper with Dominican binder and filler.

This cigar was reviewed blind (no bands) by a panel of at least 4 reviewers. They did not know what they were smoking beforehand. The scores are an average of all the reviewers' scores with outliers removed. All of our cigars reviewed are shipped to the panelists with Boveda packs to ensure optimal smoking experience.

The price is $24 and comes in boxes of 10, production is limited and it shipped October.

Vital Stats:

Vitola: A
Length: 9.5″
Ring Gauge: 47′
Country of Origin: Dominican Republic
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano
Binder: Dominican
Filler: Dominican
Factory: Tabacalera La Flor S.A.
Blender: Litto Gomez
Number of reviewers: 5 Eric (smalls29) Derek (StogieNinja) Adam B. (Bushboy) Alan (Eulogy) Steve (ThaGreatWazoo)
Price: $24.00
Age: 4 Months
Release Date: August 2018
Contributed by: LFD Cigars

Initial Impressions

Appearance: 91

“This is the longest cigar I have even seen. The wrapper is a nice light brown and it has nice lines. The leaf veins are prevalent but not over bearing. It looks well wrapped.” –Eric (smalls29)

Aroma: 93

“There were some very nice notes coming off of the wrapper and foot. I was getting a good amount of barnyard and earth. The cold draw was very smooth with a little coffee notes on the tongue.” –Steve (ThaGreatWazoo)

First Third

Blind Cigar Review: La Flor Dominicana| Ligero A
Blind Cigar Review: La Flor Dominicana| Ligero A

Flavor: 93
Strength: Medium
Body/Complexity: Medium

“First third starts out with a fantastic aroma. Burn is almost spot on an ash very white and holding form. Flavors are a touch muddled, but tingling the taste buds. Oaky with a touch of charred wood flavors and a slight sweetness on the finish. Flavors linger in the mouth for a while after each pull. Pull takes a little effort due to the length. Looking forward to the second third.” –Adam B. (Bushboy)

“There is a slightly earthy note, leather, mild tobacco, and red pepper finish. The flavors are very mild but they work well together. The smoke output is a little thin but it might just be because of the sheer size of this beast. ” –Alan (Eulogy)

Second Third

Blind Cigar Review: La Flor Dominicana| Ligero A
Blind Cigar Review: La Flor Dominicana| Ligero A

Flavor: 92
Strength: Medium-Strong
Body/Complexity: Medium

“Into the second third, some of the clarity of flavor is lost. It’s very nutty, with some caramel overtones. The finish is thick now, almost like peanut butter, with hints of black pepper and burnt sugar. Still very, very enjoyable. ” –Derek (StogieNinja)

“The flavors of charred toast and meat have remained but have mellowed. The overall experience is leaving a very nice after taste of cinnamon toast on the palate. So far still an enjoyable cigar.” –Eric (smalls29)

Final Third

Blind Cigar Review: La Flor Dominicana| Ligero A
Blind Cigar Review: La Flor Dominicana| Ligero A

Flavor: 90
Strength: Medium-Strong
Body/Complexity: Medium-Full

“How do you rate the final third of a 9-inch cigar? Flavor-wise there are some nice developments as the smoke warms and the pepper, leather, and baking spices all make themselves more noticeable. Nuts and some toasted sugar sweetness are still there. There’s more fullness of body, but the down side is that I’ve been smoking this thing over two hours at this point. Purging regularly helps clarify flavor, but I’m already somewhat smoked out. Admittedly, I don’t like cigars this long, but this has impressed overall.” –Derek (StogieNinja)

“Final third delivered a kick of nicotine that made me a touch dizzy. The flavors remain very woody with an after taste of spices. Very delicious overall flavors. The tar and residue buildup is noticeable and leaving a touch of bitterness if not cleaned off the tip in the final few inches. I set down with about two inches to go for this reason.” –Adam B. (Bushboy)

Overall Impressions

Draw: 93

“Draw was a little tough at the beginning but got better as the cigar progressed. The sheer length of this cigar was the culprit I think. Took a bit more suck to get the smoke needed until about midway through.” –Adam B. (Bushboy)

Burn: 96

“The burn was a definite highlight to the cigar. I had assumed I was in for many touchups due to the sheer length of the cigar. I was way off. I lit the cigar once and it never gave up. I never needed to think about it or even look at it. The burn just kept tight and going and going.” –Steve (ThaGreatWazoo)

Construction: 95

“No complaints with the construction. This cigar took a few hours to smoke and I chewed on this one quite a bit during the process. Held form and never came apart or had issues. Very nicely rolled.” –Adam B. (Bushboy)

Overall Strength: Medium-Strong
Overall Body/Complexity: Medium-Full
Experience Overall: 93

“The tastes of burnt toast and charred meat were very nice to start. There were also nice undertones of cinnamon. At one point it was almost like a piece of cinnamon toast. I will say that over time the flavors mellowed some. The flavors of charred toast and meat have remained but have mellowed. The overall experience is leaving a very nice after taste of cinnamon toast on the palate. The charred flavors and undertones on cinnamon have remained constant. To me this makes for a very nice cigar. The flavors have grown bold and then mellowed some. Almost to a point of alternating back and forth. The only downside was the very end. At that point the flavors were bitter like the bottom of the coffee pot. Still a nice smoke overall.” –Eric (smalls29)

“Overall, I’d rate this an excellent cigar. Too big, too long, and not something I would seek after, but flavor-wise it was really right up my alley. Looking forward to the reveal!” –Derek (StogieNinja)

“This cigar was a beast. Start to finish was over two hours and left my head spinning at times. Flavors were nice and not overwhelming by any means. I would love to smoke another, but would probably opt for a slightly smaller ring gauge. I haven’t smoked many 9 inches before, and finding the time is hard. Overall very good smoke and would recommend to tackle on a full stomach. ” –Adam B. (Bushboy)

“The shear size of this cigar is impressive and slightly daunting. After the first third this was a really impressive cigar. I think due to the size it started off with slightly wispy smoke, but it picked up after the first third. The flavor profile had really nice transition throughout the smoking experience. I was slightly surprised with how quick it smoked though; I thought that this would end up being a three hour experience. ” –Alan (Eulogy)

“This was probably one of my most favorite reviews that I have done. I was dreading initially smoking this cigar only because of the vitola and amount of time I knew was required. However, as soon as the first third started and the flavor profile showed itself, I was hooked. Between the good balance of earth and barnyard, to the coffee and creamy finish, this cigar had an overall complexity that was second to none. You will need to block off a solid amount of time, but by no means will you be disappointed. This cigar will go well with coffee, libations, or a Pepsi. Enjoy these as much as possible.” –Steve (ThaGreatWazoo)

Smoking Time (in minutes): 110

Reviewer
Apr
Aro
1/3
2/3
3/3
Draw
Burn
Const
Ovr
All
Eric 90 90 88 88 88 85 90 90 88
Derek 90 92 95 92 90 95 95 95 95
Adam B. 92 92 93 90 90 93 97 95 90
Alan 100 92 93 92 95 93 97 95 92
Steve 90 92 93 92 92 93 93 95 97

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Blind Cigar Review: La Flor Dominicana | Ligero A

Overall Score – 93 – Great

Blind Cigar Review: La Flor Dominicana | Ligero A
Summary
"This was probably one of my most favorite reviews that I have done. I was dreading initially smoking this cigar only because of the vitola and amount of time I knew was required. However, as soon as the first third started and the flavor profile showed itself, I was hooked. Between the good balance of earth and barnyard, to the coffee and creamy finish, this cigar had an overall complexity that was second to none. You will need to block off a solid amount of time, but by no means will you be disappointed. This cigar will go well with coffee, libations, or a Pepsi. Enjoy these as much as possible." -Steve (ThaGreatWazoo)
Appearance
91
Aroma
93
First Third
93
Second Third
92
Final Third
90
Draw
93
Burn
96
Construction
95
Overall Experience
93
93
Great