La Flor Dominicana
Chapter One by La Flor Dominicana

Vitola: Box-Pressed Chisel
Length: 6.5
Gauge: 58

Binder: Connecticut Broadleaf
Filler: Dominican
Blender/Creator: Antonio Gomez
Factory: Tabacalera La Flor S.A.
Country: Dominican Republic
Purchase Source: Sellwood Cigar
Date Purchased: September 25, 2018
Price: $12.00
Date Smoked: November 5, 2018
Quantity: 1

Chapter One by La Flor Dominicana


First, this is a BIG cigar you want to make sure you have enough dedicated time to enjoy its subtleties and all that it has to offer.

Lots of chocolate and earth on the initial cold draw. I then opted to squeeze the end cap open and it split open with no problem before I fired it up.

At the first light, I was expecting tons of flavor to start pouring in on the volumes of smoke that I’ve become accustomed to in cigars that I favor lately. Not to be. Instead, I got a light draw that produced an acceptable amount of smoke, but way short of my expectations. The flavors were more subdued than what I was expecting, but they appeared to want to be pondered, as they weren’t whacking me on the side of the head with their power.

Good Things Come to Those Who Can Wait

After the first third, I decided to snip a bit of the end cap off to open the draw. I’m glad I did. I’m guzzling smoke now instead of sipping it. The ash was a little flakey and needed several touch-ups to even the burn.

Full on flavors and smoke welcome me. This is a cigar that is meant to be nurtured and enjoyed while paying attention to it. It’s not going to jump up and bang you on the head to let you know it’s here. Have a good discovery and enjoy the ride. You’ll have bounds of smooth smokey leather, earth, cocoa, coffee and a little spice and nicotine to make your day.

I have one more of these that I’m going to lay down for a while longer before I fire it up.

Stay Smokey
Stay Chill

The Experience

Ash: Even
Draw: Perfect
Smoke Output: Thick
Flavor: Earthy
Strength: Medium
Body: Medium/Full
Finish: Complex
Value: Fair
Overall Rating (1-5): 3

The Cigar

Chocolate: 3
Coffee: 3
Cream: 3
Earthy: 4
Leather: 3
Pepper: 1