Origin : Dominican Republic
Format : Toro
Size : 6 x 52
Wrapper : Nicaraguan Sun-Grown
Filler : Dominican Sumatra and Piloto Cubano
Binder : Dominican Corojo
Price : ~$7-8 each
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A few weeks ago I found myself in Florida with my family enjoying unique foods, watching animals and going on some fantastic rides. Overall it was a very relaxing and rejuvenating experience. During a couple of the nights, my father and I made our way over to Sosa Cigars in Downtown Disney. The people at the cigar bar were more than happy to allow us to supply our own cigars with the purchase of a drink, which I found more than reasonable. After ordering a Jameson, I set upon a cigar I had wanted to try out for some time; the Coronado Toro by La Flor Dominicana.
The LFD Coronado has a Nicaraguan sun-grown wrapper. With evident oils and minimal veins it presents a very striking image. A primarily gold band compliments the hue of the wrapper and the crowned cat (cheetah?) makes for interesting conversation. A filler stuffed with a blend of Dominican Sumatra and Piloto Cubano along with the Dominican Corojo binder makes for a very firm cigar. Everything appears structurally sound with all seams and the cap resting securely in place.
Eager to get this one burning, it lights without fail. Initial flavours of earth, grass and hay reveal themselves. There is also a slight sweetness that lingers on the tongue. Shortly into the cigar pepper adds itself into the mix. As the cigar progresses, the flavour profile remains very consistent. The only exception is that the further into the stick you get, the more leather, earth and tobacco replace the original grass and hay. While not offering up any surprises, the balance of the Coronado is fantastic; truly enjoyable.
Construction on this cigar is pretty solid as well. There are a couple of cases where the burn runs a bit and requires minor touchups but for the majority of the stick it is spot on. The ash is very solid and holds for a minimum of an inch and a half at a time.
Overall, this was a really enjoyable smoke. It does not offer a significant amount of complexity but that is not bad here. During the last two inches of this smoke I found it turned quite bitter and ended up letting the cigar extinguish itself earlier than planned. Despite this, the flavours during the rest of the cigar are balanced and enjoyable. Retailing for about $7.50 I would suggest trying this one. I am certainly going to keep my eyes open and given the opportunity, will try another one to see if the bitterness is only found in this specific sample.
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