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Monday, 31 October 2011

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There are many things to notice when it comes to the Salomon’s appearance, but its size is the most obvious characteristic. Simply put, this is a gargantuan cigar. While intimidating, it’s beautiful at the same time. The unique shape is also something to behold. The wrapper is very oily and has a dark brown color that reminds me of coffee beans. There are a few minimal veins that are visible. As I touch the cigar, it feels smooth and has no soft spots. A large band accentuates the dark wrapper with its red, gold, and black colors. It features the La Flor Dominicana logo and the Salomon name. Before lighting, the aroma and cold taste are all coffee.

I imagine that the Salomon is a pretty complex cigar to put together. Not only is the size an issue, but so is the shape. These factors make me wonder if burn issues are imminent. It’s just my luck that everything goes smoothly once the Salomon is lit. The draw is tight at the beginning but manages to open up. The gray ash is a bit flaky. There’s no shortage of thick smoke. The burn does get uneven at times, so the lighter is kept at arms length for a few minor touch-ups. Overall, the burn is not ideal, but it doesn’t ruin the experience.

Considering the size of the Salomon, I subconsciously expect a lot of flavor. La Flor Dominicana delivers that flavor and then some. The first third is a rich mixture of leather, spice, and cocoa. The spice offers a nice kick, but not enough to consider it extremely powerful. The second third continues with the spice, and earth soon comes into the picture. The final third is the most memorable, with notes of coffee and delicious cherry.

Once it was all over, I have to admit that I enjoyed the La Flor Dominicana Salomon. I really was intrigued by the appearance, and the flavor complexity was excellent. The burn was not the greatest, but it was manageable. The main issue with the Salomon is its price. The cigar is limited and highly regarded, so you can’t really expect to pay a budget price. The cigar comes in boxes of ten, with a single selling for a little over $20 each. At that price point, it’s obviously not a frequent smoke for many. Still, if you are looking for something bold and complex to light up on a special occasion, put the Salomon on your to-smoke list.

The La Flor Dominicana Salomon earns a rating of 3.75 out of four stars.






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