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Jun042012

Review: La Flor Dominicana Ligero Oscuro Mysterio

Background

After enjoying the La Flor Dominicana Double Ligero Oscuro A a few weeks back, some of the guys from the podcast recommended I try the LFD Ligero Oscuro Mysterio. Without hesitation, I picked up a few and immediately thought it might be a unique stick to review. I have not been able to find much background information about this cigar. Some websites report it being first released in 2007 but there was not anything on the La Flor Dominicana website to verify this. So without further ado, let's get to burning and find our what this smoke is all about.

Stogie Stats

Origin: Dominican Republic
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Sumatra Oscuro
Binder: Dominican
Filler: Dominican
Strength: Medium
Vitola: Perfecto
Size: 7 x 54
Age: About 1 Year
MSRP: About $15.00 (available in a Boxed of five)
Number Smoked for Review: 2

Review

The La Flor Dominicana Ligero Oscuro Mysterio is a work of art. It is perfectly rolled with a dark, oily wrapper that glistens in the sunlight. The foot and head of the perfecto are wrapped in a lighter claro colored wrapper and the black, gold, and maroon band is eye catching against the Oscuro wrapper. The pre-light aroma smells of rich tobacco. I cut the cigar with a straight cut and the pre-light draw feels slightly snug which is not surprising considering the narrow end of the perfecto.

After lighting the cigar with my single flame torch, the first few draws are tight and the flavors seem muted. Once past the lighter claro colored tip, the draw opens up and the I am welcomed with a savory and smooth mix of dark flavors. I can detect oak, espresso, leather, dried fruit, and some mild spice. Thus far the cigar is medium in body and strength. The finish is a bit dryer than I prefer but the flavors are smooth, balanced, and interesting.

The second third does not bring much change in flavor profile but the strength does increase slightly. The burn and draw remain good and the perfecto holds an ash for about an inch and half before falling. I have no troubles smoking the stick down to a half inch nub which remains firm and cool. Smoke time is about 90 minutes.

Conclusion

I really enjoyed both cigars smoked for this review. I found the cigar to be flavorful and easy to smoke. It is versatile enough to smoke during a lazy Sunday afternoon or with my favorite libation after a good meal. In conclusion, I am going to give the La Flor Dominicana Ligero Oscuro Mysterio a Stogie Geeks Rating of “Box Worthy”. Although, you may want to pick up more than one box since there are only five to a box.

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