January 27, 2018

La Flor Dominicana La Volcada (7 x 48)

Video review HERE.

(Description taken from Cigar-Coop.com website)
The South American country of Uruguay is known for its popular dance, the Tango. La Flor Dominicana draws inspiration from both the country and its dance as it unveils its signature release for the year, La Volcada. One of the steps that is a part of the Tango is known as “La Volcada”.

The cigar itself will be a single-blend release in the form of a 7 x 48 Churchill. The blend consists of a San Andres wrapper, Ecuadorian Corojo binder, and Dominican fillers grown at the company’s La Canela farms.

Company owner Litto Gomez was born in Spain, but grew up in Uruguay. Last year, he paid homage to his birth country of Spain with the La Flor Dominicana Andalusian Bull. It’s also not the first time the Tango has been referenced in a La Flor Dominicana cigar. In 2015, the company released the La Flor Dominicana 1994 Tango – a line extension to its 1994 line.

Blend Profile
Wrapper: San Andres Mexican
Binder: Ecuadorian Corojo
Filler: Dominican
Country of Origin: Dominican Republic (Tabacalera La Flor)

Vitolas Available
La Volcada is being released in one size – a 7 x 48 Churchill.

The cigar is well made and almost black. You can see how dark it is when you compare the band to the cigar. It has a fairly dense feel in the hand.

The cigar's cap is finished in a pigtail.

The test draw after cutting the cap was good. The initial flavors were sweet and dark noted. I got sweet cedar, black licorice, butter, black coffee, and black pepper which I rated at a 7 1/2 to 8. 

2 inches in (26 minutes) the flavors are changing somewhat. They are now a tangy cedar which appears to have citrus notes attached to it, chocolate, brown sugar, a touch of cinnamon, butter, and coffee. I no longer had the licorice notes. The finish is chocolate with a lot of lingering black pepper. The cigar is a low grade medium to full bodied. The first third score is 88.

At the midpoint (46 minutes) there have been no significant changes. The pepper seems to stand out. The same flavors that were present in the first third are also present at the midpoint. The strength is also unchanged. The midpoint score is 88.

The cigar lasted 1 hour 25 minutes. In the final third or so there was a decrease in the tangy citrus notes on the cedar. The chocolate notes were prominent and there was still some buttery notes. The pepper remained very good. There was a nice coffee base. The finish was unchanged but the pepper seemed to increase on the finish. The cigar ended at a low grade full bodied. The La Volcada was a good cigar but the loss of the tangy citrus notes was a negative to me. The score for the final third is an 87. These should be on shelves now and LFD fans should give this one a try. You can purchase these cigars by going HERE.

Overall Score: 88

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