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Wednesday, 04 July 2012

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laflorlight1 Today’s reviews focus on two cigars that were released in May of this year, beginning with the mild La Flor Dominicana Light Gobernador and ending with the flavorful Drew Estate Undercrown Corona Viva.

La Flor Dominicana Light Gobernador

La Flor Dominicana is a respected brand that is usually known for putting out some powerful smokes. As you can tell by the name of its Light line, this is one selection that is supposed to step away from La Flor Dominicana’s tradition of producing cigars that pack a punch. Released in May 2012, the Light line is actually the La Flor Dominicana Premium line rebranded to sport a new name, packaging, and a couple of new sizes. I will be trying one of those new sizes today, and it goes by the name of the Gobernador.

The La Flor Dominicana Light Gobernador is a large cigar that measures 6 1/4 x 60. It’s just one of several sizes in the line that includes the 4 x 40 Machetero, 5 x 30 Demitasse, 5 ½ x 42 Insurrecto, 6 x 54 Maximo, 6 ½ x 44 Alcalde, and the 6 7/8 x 48 Mambises. Staying true to its roots, the La Flor Dominicana Light has a filler and blender made up of Dominican tobaccos. The wrapper, on the other hand, is Connecticut Shade. The Light also comes in a Maduro version in the following sizes: the 5 ¾ x 54 Grand Maduro 6, 5 ½ x 42 Grand Maduro 7, and the 6 ¼ x 52 Grand Maduro 5. The cigar’s strength is listed as being mild.

At first glance, the Light Gobernador is an attractive cigar with a large, beefy frame. The red, gray, and black band near the head adds a nice touch and features the La Flor Dominicana name and logo, along with the Light moniker. It looks good against the cigar’s golden-brown wrapper. The Gobernador has some oil on the wrapper and several small veins running throughout its body. It’s mostly firm without any true soft spots. If I had to use a word to describe the overall texture of the cigar, it would be smooth. Prior to lighting, I detect a sweet and slightly spicy cold taste and an aroma of earth.

The La Flor Dominicana Light Gobernador lights with ease and has a draw that is just right. A good amount of smoke is produced and the white ash is solid in nature. A couple of touchups are needed here and there but there is nothing major to report.

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