La Flor Dominicana DL 600 Maduro Cigar Review

The weather this morning was cold AF (-1 Farenheit) and I said to myself, “Self, why would Jon Carney not be in Florida this week instead of being in New England where he will be a guest on The Cigar Authority this weekend.” So as I sat shivering in my car this morning because I am the only New Englander without an automatic car starter, I decided I wanted to smoke something with strength that would warm me up as I am chilled to the bone. That cigar is the La Flor Dominicana Double Ligero 600 Maduro.

Cigar Review: La Flor Dominicana Double Ligero
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano Maduro
Dominican Republic
 Dominican Republic
Length: 5.25″
Ring Gauge: 
DL-600 (Robusto)

The Look: Packaged in cabinet style boxes, the LFD Double Ligero is an oily cigar especially in the Maduro format. Featuring a red, black and gold band the cigar is firm with no soft spots and a well packed foot. The LFD DL 600 Maduro is flawlessly rolled.

The Notes: Once the cap is clipped a wonderful sweet molasses note mixed with some cayenne pepper. It’s a wonderfully sweet mixture with just enough spice to rouse the palate from a slumber. Off the foot, there is even more of that sweet molasses note. It’s quite intoxicating as I enjoy it for a bit before setting flame to the tobacco in an act of arson.

Once the cigar is lit there are notes of molasses and mocha with nuances of earth. As we progress through the first third of the cigar some spice builds on the retrohale with a nose tingling finish.

The second third of the La Flor Dominicana Double Ligero builds in intensity and on the flavor profile. The cigar has rich flavorful notes of mocha and figs with the underlying sweetness of molasses. Around the halfway point some espresso notes emerge with a spicy finish on the retrohale.

Entering the last third of the DL 600 from LFD the coffee notes become dominant with a touch of leather. In the background some sweetness lingers but the finish is spicy with notes of black pepper through the nose.

The Burn: A slow burning cigar the La Flor Dominicana has a razor sharp burn with a thin combustion line. The draw of the cigar was spot on with the right amount of resistance. The medium ash held strong with no flake and the cigar remained lit from first light to last puff.

The Finish: La Flor Dominicana is a cigar that stands out on its own when compared to other cigars from the nation that shares an island with Haiti. It’s been around for quite sometime and it is still as great as the first time I smoked it. Litto Gomez built a company around the Ligero lines, and it is easy to see why the company has been so successful since its inception in 1994.

Score: 91
Price: $8.29 / $145.99





La Flor Dominicana DL 600 Maduro

La Flor Dominicana DL 600 Maduro

La Flor Dominicana DL 600 Maduro Burn

La Flor Dominicana DL 600 Maduro Burn

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