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.
This would be more of a special occasion smoke and in that regard, the cigar doesn't disappoint. If you reach for this cigar, make sure it's something you can dedicate the time to uninterrupted as it deserves your full attention to get all of the flavors it presents. I would gladly smoke more of these when the opportunity presents itself.
This sophomore release from Plasencia is the best cigar they have released year to date. The flavor profile is complex with a nice bit of depth and it has this great medium-full body and strength level throughout. Why the company did not have their own brand years ago baffles me, but I am glad they are here now.
The Flying Pig vitola has always carried its own following and this one doesn't disappoint. I would have no problem smoking this often and would really love trying it in the morning with some coffee. Go get some.
Construction was fantastic and if you are already a Southern Draw or AJ Fernandez fan, it's definitely something you should try. Lancero fans won't be disappointed either as it has great performance. Not a bad cigar to introduce someone to the brand.
The floral notes the cigar provides are very nice, for those that enjoy such things as I do. While price doesn't factor into our scores, it's worth noting that this cigar carries an attractive price tag, so it could be something enjoyed often and be something for budget smokers to seek out.
This was a solid Goldie and I think it will do well with consumers, mostly because of the size, but it is not my favorite of the Goldies. With time, the flavors will develop in the second and final third, knock on wood, and that will help the cigar in terms of flavors. With that being said, the draw and construction were great and a majority of cigar smokers will truly enjoy.
There is depth from start to finish, transitioning throughout and it never lacked the complexity that you expect from an ultra-premium cigar. The balance between the flavors is fantastic and the changing pepper and spice notes is simply great.
This is possibly one of the best Caldwell releases I have had, and the blend smokes well throughout the line. It is a blend that needs some time aging though and I believe it smokes better after being stored at a lower humidity level.