La Flor Dominicana Limitado III
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.