Pre-light flavor: Very sweet & woody
Toasting & Light: Cigar toasted and lit perfectly. First puffs were sweet with some woody notes. Smoke was thick and ultra creamy.
Base flavors: Sweet cedar, earth, notes of leather and spice
Retrohale: Wood and light pepper flavors
Aroma: Sweet and spicy with light floral notes
Burn / Ash Quality:� Excellent. Burn was clean with a firm grey ash.
Balance of flavors: Excellent
Consistency: Excellent. Though the flavors and strength changed significantly from beginning to end, the smoke was consistently creamy, balanced and never became overpowering.
General Observations: This cigar started off very sweet and mild in flavor. Notes of wood, earth and light spice prevailed with a modicum of cocoa in the mix. By the midpoint the flavors came alive. The sweetness was still there with some nutty and espresso flavors leaking in. By the last act, the sweetness was barely noticeable as the flavors of espresso, cocoa and spice intensified. By now, this was a true full-bodied cigar with a complex finish that lingered on the palate.
Summary: I’ve always enjoyed the La Flor Dominicana selections for their creaminess, excellent balance and first-rate construction. The Limitado V was particularly impressive, in that, there were plenty of flavors to be discovered along the way. The Nicaraguan binder, Dominican ligero and Sumatra wrapper seem to be where this cigar gets its punch, especially in the last couple of inches. Fans of La Flor will be drawn to the Limitado V, as will cigar smokers who enjoy full-bodied, multidimensional cigars.
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