12/18/17

La Flor Dominicana La Volcada - Cigar Review

Did you know that Square Dancing has its roots in antisemitism? It was manufactured as a wholesome alternative to the Jews and their Jazz -- which was, of course, itself created to destroy the world. True story. But this, this is the Tango. Or at least the La Volcada step therein.

Okay, okay. It's about a cigar...

KVELL
  • Superb draw.
  • Bupkis hard/soft spots, well-rolled.
  • Burns even, just not on a razor-line
  • Construction holds in excellent fashion.
  • Ash makes a decent inch of growth.
  • Pacing is slow and easy.
  • Muted but pleasant room-note of a Cavendish lilt.
  • Silky-smooth. Even through the red-pepper'd schnoz.
  • Smoke is about the coolest temp'd I recall.
KVETCH
  • Bit lumpy shaft
  • Seams are less-than tight, less than even.
  • Smoke out-put is a tick thinner than I prefer (picks-up-some throughout).
  • Finish is a bit mottled and short-legged.
  • Can there be too great of a balance? Lulls a bit.
  • Limited flavorscape.
KIBBITZ
Is this why people whom can afford the very best sometimes seem bored by it all? "Fine, bare-breasted slave-girl. Peel me another grape and plop it in my fat mouth if you must." A beautiful tedium which never quite fades on either account. Pepper ups through the schnoz and with it a warm sweetness. Smooth and rich, moderately heavy yet completely unburdensome there. Balanced like the notes of any old lullaby. A meditation on an almost melancholy perfection.

Regardless of the name being that of a step in the Tango, I don't feel like dancing at all. Amourous, perchance. That last sentence is intended to be read with a purr... as I wrote it with one, gentlepersons.
  • Red pepper (Mainly on retro-hale, upped in 3/3)
  • Leather (thick, soft)
  • Wine Cask (chars via progression)
  • Caramelized sugar
  • Kasha (buckwheat)
  • Alfalfa
  • Cordial Cherry
  • Molasses (upped in 3/3) 
  • Barnyard
WRAPPER: Mexican San Andres Maduro
BINDER: Ecuadorian Corojo
FILLER: Dominican

STRENGTH: Medium
FORMAT: Churchill (pig-tail cap)
ORIGIN: Tabacalera La Flor, Tamboril, Dominican Republic
BLENDER: Litto Gomez

FINAL GRADE: A-
A 90-100 B 80-89 C 70-79 D 60-69 F 0-59

MORE:
La Flor Dominicana to Roll Out La Volcada at IPCPR - Cigar News

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"A Pooper-Scooper" Kaplowitz Radio: December 13, 2017