Published on April 25th, 2012 | by Siz0
La Flor Dominicana Limitado III
Not entirely impressed with this cigar, it's above average, but nothing special. If the mystique of limited run cigars intrigues you then by all means pick up a couple of these cigars. However for $10 I think there are other comparable smokes out there.
- Made By:La Flor Dominicana
- Wrapper:Ecuadorian Sumatra
- Average Price:$10
- Ring Gauge:52
I love the La Flor Dominicana brand of cigars. The Air Bender is one of my favorite cigars around. So when I was in my local B&M I was immediately drawn to the the shelf of LFD cigars to these beautiful boxes that looked like marbled wood. In there I found this giant stick, the La Flor Dominicana Limitado III. I didn’t know anything about this stick other than it was made by LFD. The Limitado III made it sound unique and special so I thought hey I’ll splurge a little and spend around $10 for this thing.
This cigar looks absolutely wonderful! Beautiful Sumatra wrapper, the Limitado III has a double band on the barrel with the classic LFD logo. This cigar is quite large, standing at 6 1/2″ so I knew this was going to be quite a long smoke. The wrapper is a nice dark brown, and there are a couple of veins that run the length of the wrapper.
I picked up the cigar and did the “pinch test” to determine if there were any spots on the cigar and thankfully none were found. I used my double guillotine cutter to nip the cap on this and test the pre light draw. For being such a large cigar the Limitado III pulled really well.
On the pre light draw I picked up a lot of sweet coffee flavor that finished with a hint of spice. Once I lit the cigar the coffee flavor intensified and also brought in some molasses which I thought was pretty interesting. It’s been awhile since I’ve picked up the flavor of molasses in a cigar, but I always welcome a little change. Maybe it was do the fact that I had barbecue for lunch before I smoked this stogie?
In the second third I started picking up a lot stronger tobacco flavor. The coffee was gone and it become more earthy and full of tobacco. I was afraid that I might have got the cigar too hot, but when touching the barrel it didn’t feel too warm, but I let the cigar rest a little and the tobacco backed off some.
Like I said above I didn’t get to finish the last third of this cigar. I doubt much changed in the last third. My guess is that the cigar returned to the original coffee flavor to mellow out the last third of the cigar.
Would I Buy It Again?
Possibly, I would pick up a couple just to age them since they are limited edition cigars. However this cigar didn’t blow my socks off so I don’t plan on shelling out $10 / stick too often.
Is It an Every Day Smoke?
For me no, this cigar took a long time to smoke and I wasn’t able to pull anything extra special out of it.
Would I Buy a Box?
Potentially, I love the idea of limited cigars. I think if you can afford to pick up a box of limited cigars and have a place to store them then it’s always interesting to age them.
I gave this cigar a 7 overall. It was a pleasant smoke, but it didn’t amaze me. I love the limited edition factor of this cigar and I think that brought up some of the appeal to me, but if you do make a cigar that is a limited run I want something that is outstanding and I didn’t find that with this cigar.