La Flor Dominicana Suave Maceo Cigar Review

When I first started smoking I was a fan of mild cigars, as my palate expanded I moved on to stronger full-bodied smokes. Lately, it feels like I am beginning to gravitate back toward the milder cigars that created my passion for the industry.

Today’s cigar; La Flor Dominicana Suave was the first blend from La Flor Dominicana. A company who is not synonymous with milder cigars; and this weekend for the 300th podcast of The Cigar Authority we will be joined by the real Mr. Jonathan, Jonathan Carney of La Flor Dominicana.

Cigar Review: La Flor Dominicana
Size: 5 x 48 (Maceo)
Wrapper: Ecuador Connecticut
Binder: Dominican Republic
Filler: Dominican Republic
Strength: Mild

The Look: The golden Connecticut wrapper that adorns the La Flor Dominicana Suave is flawlessly applied. The LFD band utilizes silver instead of the familiar gold with elements of red and black. The toothy cigar has a few visible thin veins and is well packed with a substantial weight to it.

The Notes: The cold draw of the Suave has some notes of sweet molasses with a touch of butter and a distant earth in the background. The aroma off the foot mimics the sweetness that was experienced on the cold draw.

Once the cigar is toasted and lit it is obvious this isn’t your typical Connecticut nor is it your typical La Flor Domincana. The cigar meets in the middle with notes of wood, cashews and a slight sweetness that lingers in the background. Through the nose there is some additional notes of coffee and a relatively short finish.

In the second third of the Suave from La Flor Dominicana the notes of peanuts become the dominant flavor complete with the skin and shell. The aroma even reminds of a bag of fresh roasted peanuts. There is a bit of saltiness present with continues earth on a finish that grows longer by the time the second third comes to a close.

In the last third the cigar begins to lose the nutty notes and takes not he flavors and aroma of freshly popped popcorn with a subtle amount of butter. The finish is a bit earthy and salty and is shorter on the final third of the smoke versus the second third.

The Burn: The Suave burns slow and cool throughout. The Connecticut wrapper reveals a normal combustion line with a slightly flaky white ash. The ash held for close to 1.5 inches at a time and the cigar burned perfectly throughout with an even burn and never needing to be relit.

The Finish: When you say La Flor Dominicana you usually think of a cigar that doesn’t fit the atypical Dominican profile with its ligero heavy fillers. However, the Suave appears to be ligero free and as a result the cigar remains flavorful without the peppery kick. Perhaps the most flavorful of the regular production La Flor Dominicana the Suave is as smooth as they come.

Score: 93
Price: $6.39 ea / $139.99


La Flor Domincana Suave

La Flor Domincana Suave

La Flor Domincana Foot

La Flor Domincana Foot

La Flor Domincana Burn

La Flor Domincana Burn

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