Cigar Review La Flor Dominicana Limitado III

Published on April 25th, 2012 | by Siz

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La Flor Dominicana Limitado III

7 / 10

Quick Review

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.

Stogie Specs

  • Made By:La Flor Dominicana
  • Wrapper:Ecuadorian Sumatra
  • Binder:Dominican
  • Filler:Dominican
  • Average Price:$10
  • Ring Gauge:52
  • Length:6.5"

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Initial Thoughts

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.

La Flor Dominicana Limitado III

La Flor Dominicana Limitado III

Looks

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.

Down the Barrel - La Flor Dominican Limitado III

Down the Barrel – La Flor Dominicana Limitado III

Function

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.

Foot of Cigar - La Flor Dominicana Limitado III

Foot of Cigar – La Flor Dominicana Limitado III

Smoking

 Once I got this puppy burning I knew I was in for a long ride. I tried to let the cigar rest on my ashtray a lot during this smoke to keep it from getting too hot on me. I personally have the tendency to smoke these big guys too fast and it distorts the flavor. However, I learned that if I let the cigar rest too much, it’ll go out on me!
Nice Burn - La Flor Dominicana Limitado III

Nice Burn – La Flor Dominicana Limitado III

The blue smoke coming off this stick was average it wasn’t overpowering like that smoke from the Undercrown which is of comparable size. This cigar started off burning incredibly straight. I guess I finally got the hang of lighting a stogie with matches!
I lost the first ash after about 3/4 of an inch which made me a little disappointed. I always like trying to hold onto a a long ash to test the construction of the cigar. As soon as that first ash fell off the cigar started burning a little uneven. One end started to “canoe” on me a little and I had to make some minor adjustments. The wrapper caught up and eventually got back on the straight and narrow burn path.
Starting to Canoe - La Flor Dominicana Limitado III

Starting to Canoe – La Flor Dominicana Limitado III

I had to cut this smoke short though which is always disappointing. I had to leave the last third of the cigar in the ashtray because it started raining on me out of nowhere, but after 1 hour and approximately 20 mins I figured it was about time to end this cigar anyway.

Flavor

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.

Nice Rainbow that Ruined My Cigar

Nice Rainbow that Ruined My Cigar

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.

Conclusion

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.


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