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After nearly a four-year wait, fans of La Flor Dominicana have a new installment of the Small Batch series to look forward to. Next week retailers are expected to take shipment on the 2019 edition of Litto Gomez Diez Small Batch.
This is a series that was first introduced by La Flor Dominicana back in 2006. It was named for company founder Litto Gomez. The cigar is Dominican puro that uses the concept of taking the best tobaccos from Litto Gomez’s La Canela farm.
The previous installment was the Litto Gomez Diez Small Batch No. 6. The company has dropped numbering the releases with this installment.
Blend and Origin
The Litto Gomez Diez Small Batch uses Dominican tobaccos from the La Canela farm highlighted by a Dominican Pelo de Oro wrapper.
Wrapper: Dominican Pelo de Oro
Country of Origin: Dominican Republic
Factory: Tabacalera La Flor
The Litto Gomez Diez Small Batch is available in one size – a 6 1/4 x 52. As in the past, the Small Batch No. 6 will be packaged in 105-count crates. Production is limited to 250 crates. Pricing is set at $23.20 MSRP per cigar or $2436.00 MSRP per box.
The cigar is beautiful. The wrapper is reddish brown and very oily. The band is ornate. The cigar has a very dense feel in the hand.
The test draw after cutting the cap was very good with a slight touch of firmness. The initial flavors at light up were a candy-like cedar and brown sugar, a lot of cinnamon, a thick nutmeg, leather, and black coffee. There was black pepper rated at 7 1/2 to 8. A sweet start with lots of darker notes.
At the first third (39 minutes) there is an element of caramel that has popped up. The cedar has toned down and still has plenty of brown sugar and cinnamon, caramel, smooth nutmeg, new leather, and black coffee. The cigar is medium to full bodied. The finish is brown sugar, nutmeg, and pretty good lingering black pepper. There is a nice flavor mix. I rated the first third 94.
Moving through the second third (1 hour 19 minutes) nothing much has changed. I noticed the creamy nutmeg, leather and black pepper have combined to make a very peppery flavor. The cigar is very close to full bodied. The finish is unchanged. The cigar is just as good as it was in the first third so I maintained the score of 94.
The cigar lasted an impressive 1 hour 54 minutes. The aforementioned mass of nutmeg, leather, and black pepper kept increasing. The black pepper on the front end is a definite 8 and maxed out on the finish. The sweet notes dipped a little with the increase of the nutmeg/leather/pepper mass. Of the three the leather is light but it's in there. The cigar is full bodied. The finish has elements of the heavy nutmeg, a touch of brown sugar, and a ton of lingering black pepper. This is a very good cigar with lots of black pepper. I rated the final third 93.