JC Newman

February 02, 2013

La Flor Dominicana Oro Chisel natural (6 x 54)

Video review HERE.

Litto Gomez has introduced his newest cigar, the Oro, which means gold in Spanish. Many people do not know that before making world class cigars Litto was a jeweler. A near death experience caused him to rethink his path in life. That's when he turned to the cigar industry.

The Oro is said to be similar to the blend of the Coronado but "amped up".

This particular cigar is made in the trademark vitola known as the chisel. The cap is formed in the shape of a chisel. It also reminds me of a pipe mouthpiece.

The cigar is expertly made. It is weighty and very dense.

Size: 6 x 54 Chisel
Wrapper: Nicaraguan Habano
Binder: Dominican
Filler: Dominican

I cut the absolute minimum from the chisel cap. The test draw was good. The initial flavors were cedar, sweet coffee, and a nice amount of pepper which I rate at a 7. The cigar is medium to full bodied already.

About 1/2 inch in the flavors have settled down. They are now a nice, sweet cedar with some richness, hints of cherry, buttery notes, coffee, wood, and the pepper remains very good. The finish is a sweet cream with a nice amount of lingering pepper. The cigar is medium to full bodied. The cigar has the feel of a typical LFD cigar although not as full bodied as some of their others.

At about the midpoint all the initial flavors are still intact. This is a very consistent cigar. The only minor change is there are now wood notes on the finish. The cigar is burning very evenly.

At the end of the cigar there were a lot more wood notes. The cherry notes dropped off just past the midpoint. The cedar, coffee, and pepper remained consistent. The pepper may have touched an 8. The finish remained the same and the cigar ended up medium to full bodied. This was a very good cigar. The cigar lasted 1 hour 50 minutes, quite long for a 6 inch cigar. I typically smoke LFD cigars slowly as they are usually quite full bodied. This edition should be very enjoyable for LFD lovers; not quite as full bodied as others but very good. The price point is around $9.50.

Score: 93

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