La Flor Dominicana has received some much deserved attention in the last couple weeks after landing the No. 1 spot in a popular cigar publication. And as you guys know, I’m a long time fan of the brand anyway, so I wanted to review a little gem I (surprisingly) don’t see a lot of people picking up. This is the LFD Double Ligero Robusto Tubo.
What am I Smoking?
Cigar: LFD Double Ligero Robusto Tubo
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano
Length: 5.75 Inches
Ring Gauge: 52
Power: 7 / 10
Packaging & Design
These cigars come packaged in small red and gold boxes of ten cigars inside of glass tubes. There are also a couple layers of padding inside along with plastic slats to prevent the tubes from smashing into eachother during transport. The glass tube is finished with a decorative red and gold band over the stopper, which is easily removed with a quick twist. Inside, the cigar looks like your standard LFD Double Ligero but is covered halfway with another decorative paper wrap.
This isn’t really a first impression, considering I bought a couple boxes of these a few years ago, but regardless… This is a great looking smoke. There are oils on the wrapper that shine in the light making the textures of the leaf stand out. There are hardly any veins or seams to speak of, and the foot is packed nice and evenly. After giving her a quick snip with my Jaws cutter, sweet notes of cedar and earth pop out right away.
After lighting up with this classy table torch (which is great for cigars as well as s’mores), this handmade wastes no time. Now, it might be my imagination, but I think the tubed version of these cigars have a more potent taste on the wrapper than their un-tubed brothers. I think a well sealed tube helps keep a cigar more well preserved and kind of “lock in” that straight-from-the-factory taste and feel. After the first few puffs, notes of sweet red pepper and cedar take hold with a slight nuance of hazelnut in the background.
Continuing into the halfway point, and the power is starting to reach its peak. The profile is smooth and balanced and has changed up since the first light. Black cherry and notes of dry earth start to mingle with cocoa powder and dark roasted coffee beans. Definitely a pleasing array of complexity so far.
In the last inch, things have stayed the same for the most part. Those same notes of cocoa and coffee are still there, but the power has increased quite a bit turning this into a solid medium-full bodied smoke. Construction was top notch and needed zero attention on my end, which shows off its quality and consistency.
I love this cigar. It’s hands down one of my favorites from LFD. For me, a good cigar is one that makes you want to sit down and just enjoy. And thats exactly what this cigar did. Plus, with these being in a ten count box, it’s a no brainer as a box purchase. Not to mention it’s slick packaging makes for a great gift or something nice to bring to a party. Theres so many different versions of the LFD Double Ligero out there, and if you haven’t tried this one yet, pick some up and let us know what you think.