La Flor Dominicana Cabinet No. 5 Maduro
Posted on December 14 2020
Smoking Time: 87 minutes
Cigars Smoked: 5+
Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf
The La Flor Dominicana Cabinet No. 5 Maduro is the brainchild of the renowned Litto Gomez. One of many limited production cigars at LFD, the Cab 5 is the black sheep of the flock. Sold in Cabinets of 50 and bandless, this cigar is a detour from the traditional LFD ways.
Visual Inspection: Dark and sexy. The wrapper on this cigar is nearly dripping in oil, it's also extremely dark in color, also it does not appear to be dyed. Slight veins present, but nothing to be concerned with. Seams are nearly non-existent. It is filled evenly and presents no hard or soft spots.
Cold Draw: Sweet! Initial flavors on the cold draw are sweet, raisin, and a slight amount of cedar. The cold draw actually lacks complexity, and I can only identify those few notes.
First Third: On first light the cigar is a pleasure! Smooth, creamy, sweet, with the smallest hint white pepper on the back end. The burn line is razor sharp, not 100% even, but razor sharp, and along the burn line a nice little pool of oil carries.
The raisin and cedar from the cold draw is non existent in the first third; I find myself looking for it, as I feel it would really bring the cigar together.
Here in the first third the retrohale on the cigar is extremely woody, which does add some of the depth I was looking for from the cedar, but it is not cedar in flavor, I would define it as charred oak.
Second Third: The second third of this stick opens up nicely, creamy sweetness, with a hint of fruit or floral notes. The pepper hops up a notch, and it is now noticeable on the retrohale along with the charred oak flavors from the first third. The burn is still immaculate, and I notice that my fingers have a slight coating of oil from the stick.
Final Third: This stick finishes strong, staying consistent with the second third, with slightly elevated levels of spice. Draw, burn, and ash were perfect to the end!
Final Thoughts: This stick from LFD is truly an unbanded treasure, produced in limited quantities it is a must have for your Broadleaf Smokers! I would actually compare it pretty heavily in flavor to the Gran Habano Persian King Maduro.