Wrapper: Oscuro – Ecuadorian Connecticut tips
Size: 7 x 54
Country: Dominican Republic
La Flor Dominicana is known for its strong flavored full bodied cigars like the Digger, here though they made a cigar that differs form the norm but remarkibly stays true. First off, look at this cigar! It is a beauty. The contrast of the oscuro wrapper and the light Ecuadorian Connecticut tips and decorative beehive cap plays very well. Add in the perfecto shape and you get a great looking unique cigar. Before we get on with the review a word of advise: cut just under the pig tail or just slightly more. Not much is need to get a good draw.
From the first puff perceptions of La Flor Dominicana as featuring bold flavors blown out the window. The initial draw was creamy, sweet and subtle with a white pepper finish. Quit frankly this was very surprising but not unwelcome in the least. The first third was medium bodied and featured nutty, light spice, cocoa, and sweet cream flavors and light citrus notes which became steadly stronger through the first third of the Mysterio Oscuro. A good start to a surprising complex and subtle cigar.
The second third was the highlight of the La Flor Dominicana Mysterio Oscuro . This was the most complex and just down right tasty part of this cigar. As previewed i the first third the citrus built to its climax as did the spice componate in the form of pick pepper. Light cream is ever present along with the previously mentioned complexities. Here is where La Flor Dominicana’s famous full bodied trademark comes into play. The flavors are so on the sweet side that this cigar’s full bodiedness is masked but still packs a punch.
The final third was still quit good but most of the flavors subsided. The result was a pleasant dull citrus flavor. This actually complemented the flavor story of theLa Flor Dominicana Mysterio Oscuro . After prominent sweet flavors the dull citrus further mellows out the cigar.
Over all the La Flor Dominicana Mysterio Oscuro was just an excellent cigar. Every aspect about this cigar oozed dedication from the maker. The cigar had superb construction, an easy draw, and simply wonderfully sweet complex flavor portfolio.