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La Flor Dominicana (LFD) Suave in Toro "Maximo" - Cigar Review by Kaplowitz


"When you think of La Flor Dominicana, you might think of a ligero laden smoke with plenty of power to go around. However, that’s not the case with the LFD Suave. It’s a more mellow option for those of us who want to enjoy all the qualities of the brand, but not the strength." - Cigar Advisor

La Flor Dominicana (LFD) Suave
[this cigar review is all (mainly) thumbs. Sorry.]

THUMBS UP
  • A Connecticut with a decent set of balls (in 1st-half). 
  • Sour/Sweet overtones toast nicely.
  • Pepper-spice undertones roast nicely*
  • Fairly complex (muted) for a milder fare.
  • Good depth of notes/nuances.
  • Smooth but not dull or wimpy.
  • Rich & soft
  • RICO SUAVE!!!
  • Decent legs on sweet finish**
  • Cool of temp from gate-to-wire.
  • Tightly-built ash makes a strong inch.
  • No hard/soft spots.
  • Tight seams.
THUMBS DOWN
  • A Connecticut with balls pulled into its guts (in 2nd-half).
  • Notes are bright to the point of being tangy.
  • *although lacking in bitter/savory backings.
  • Not overly balanced.
  • Retro-hale brings on acidity.
  • **Ends with acidic lilt twixt draws.
  • Quite grassy in second-half.
  • Draw is a tick swampy & hesitant.
  • Bit of a wavy burn.
#FOODIE
  • Pepper-spice: white pepper & ginger
  • Cream, sweet-toasted
  • Wood (pine)
  • Coffee, weak brew
  • Grains (white bread)
  • Herbal (chamomile)
  • Grass
  • Hay
  • Dirt
WRAPPER: Ecuadorian Connecticut Shade
BINDER: Dominican
FILLER: Dominican

STRENGTH: Mild-Medium
FORMAT: Toro "Maximo"
ORIGIN: Dominican Republic

FINAL GRADE: B-
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