La Flor Dominicana Double Ligero Lancero Cigar Review

I’ve lived in a few different cigar markets plus I’ve visited many others and one thing seemed to be constant. Lancero cigars sell slower than any other size on the market place. However, if you look at social media it is one of the most popular sizes among cigar geeks like me.

A few months ago when La Flor Dominicana announced they were releasing Los Lanceros; a 5-pack of Lancero cigars I personally was intrigued.

Cigar Review: LFD Double Ligero Oscuro
Country of Origin: Dominican Republic
Factory: Tabacalera La Flor S.A.
Wrapper: Ecuador Sumatra Oscuro
Binder: Dominican Republic
Filler: Dominican Republic
Size: 7.5″ x 38 (Lancero)
Cutter: Jaws Cutter
Lighter: Vertigo Renegade

The Look: Packaged in cedar boxes with a window cut out to visually see each cigar band, the Los Lanceros from La Flor Dominicana serves up 5 different lancero cigars. Air Bender, Double Ligero Natural, Coronado, Cameroon Cabinet and today’s cigar the Double Ligero Oscuro. These naked cigars (without cello) showcase the contrasting wrappers in the La Flor Dominicana arsenal. The cigar has a toothy look to it with a pig-tail cap and a network of veins.

The Notes: The cold draw offers up notes that remind me of the aroma of tree bark and pretzels while the aroma off the foot offers up that molasses like sweetness which for me is synonymous with La Flor Dominicana.

Once the cigar is lit, it delivers a knockout punch. The strength is there and seems much more concentrated than the traditional sizes of the LFD Double Ligero. There is a hearty earth component that is mixed with elements of cedar. The retrohale has notes of wasabi and more earth that lingers on the lengthy finish.

In the second third, the cigar becomes a little more complex with a subtle sweetness mixed in with earth, cedar and a floral like components. The wasabi remains on the retrohale and lingers on to the finish with some sweetness as well.

The last third sees the lancero from La Flor Dominicana become the most complex of the cigar. The sweetness takes on a fruit like feel to it with some hints of espresso mixed in with wood and earth. The wasabi remains on the retrohale which lingers in the lengthy finish.

The Burn: For me as a person who smokes slow, I tend to have a problem keeping a lancero lit. The LFD Double Ligero Lancero stayed lit from first light to last puff. The razor-thin burn line revealed a medium to dark ash that holds for 2 inches at a time. The draw was perfect.

The Finish: This is a cigar that packs a serious punch. The thin format seems to enhance the effects of the double ligero from LFD. This is a cigar that needs to be enjoyed after a hearty meal and it would definitely be enhanced with a nice smoke scotch. Theres 4 more cigars left in the sampler pack, but this one was worth the price of admission.

Score: 91
Price: $43.00 (5-Pack)

LFD Double Ligero Lancero

LFD Double Ligero Lancero

LFD Double Ligero Lancero Foot

LFD Double Ligero Lancero Foot

LFD Double Ligero Lancero Burn

LFD Double Ligero Lancero Burn



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