Prepare to have some time on your hands to enjoy this La Flor Dominicana Factory Press. While a cigar of this size can often become one dimensional, this one did not. If you have the time, I would recommend giving this one a try.
The AVO Syncro South America Ritmo Toro started with a nice mellow wood and baking spice mix and then increased in the fullness of flavors. Other than the ratios of these flavors, there wasn't much in the way of transitions, but that's OK as the flavor was good. Construction was also very good and didn't require any attention.
Not entirely sure what Hit & Run means but the cigar's profile sure doesn't feel like a hit and run. Instead, it shows balance with increasing intensities in various spices and earthiness. I love cigars (like this) where I can enjoy full retrohales without scorching my nostrils.
This is my first experience with the Short Tales line but has me eager to try the other iterations. In a small format like this, it's hard to ask for more in what it delivers. I would gladly smoke more of these and it is something I wouldn't hesitate to recommend that you try to track down some to smoke so you can see what you think.
I'm pleasantly surprised by this cigar. Luckily, with the talented blending skills of Ernesto Perez-Carrillo (and Jhonys Diaz), this brand is worth giving a serious look. A definite fly under the radar cigar that I will happily smoke more of in the future.
A truly enjoyable smoking experience providing building complexities and strength. The fullness in flavors and at the same time balance of flavors was a treat to experience. This Davidoff release is one not to be missed.
I'm liking the direction of new Villiger releases. Villiger does a good job of maintaining a smooth tasting profile while at the same time increasing flavor intensities and slight bump in strength. This cigar is by far my favorite Villiger offering to date. Hope future releases continues this trend.
The La Flor Dominicana La Volcada began with a lot of promise given the twists and turns of the initial flavors. I wasn't sure which direction the spice would lead but the blender did a great job of bringing it out strong and then dialing it back.
The profile was smooth and flavors engaging throughout the entire smoking time. The only (major) aspect lacking is being able to bring enough of the influence of scotch notes, specifically Speyside scotch notes. I'd love to try this cigar with more barrel time if Davidoff ever chooses to execute such a variant.
The flavor profile was direct and in a way, as expected of a good tasting broadleaf cigar. In my opinion, General Cigar's shift in bolder marketing and cigar flavor profile of Macanudo is a win, as this will most likely gain popularity of most American smokers who enjoys fuller body and flavors.