Name: Ligero Cabinet Oscuro L300
Produced by: La Flor Dominicana
Country: Dominican Republic
Factory: Tabacalera La Flor S.A
Filler: Dominican Republic
Binder: Dominican Republic
Wrapper: Ecuador Sumatra
Size: Corona Gorda
Ring Gauge: 50
“Oh boy… doesn’t this look tasty!” That’s what I thought as I opened up my humidor and pulled this bright and shiny Oscuro whopper out and put it up close to my nose. It was heaven! The oily fragrance wafted into my head with a very pronounced sweet and earthy coffee aroma, as I settled back into my chair. Could there be any better way to enjoy the end of the day but to spark up one of these oily spice bombs!
As I sized up my selection, I could tell that it was expertly made by the rollers of Lito Gomez. The cigar was firm to the touch, but not too hard or brittle. The Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper was rolled extremely well from head to foot, and after I punched the cap I could taste the spice quickly on my lips. All was going well until I sparked it up. I needed to give the smoke an extra light up to get started, which I did have to critique in this review.
The cigar matured well and the bouquet was developing nicely, but I started to notice some issues. The stogie seemed to want to burn quicker on one side than the other and then catch back up with itself as I puffed happily along. The smoke would also be light at times, and at others would waft profusely in big rounded clouds. The cigar never went out, but it did smoke erratically compared to others I have enjoyed in the past. I don’t know the reason, but perhaps it was the oiliness of the wrapper or the bunching of the filler that caused this odd smoking pattern.
The best thing about this cigar was the very well-balanced medium to full-bodied flavor. I savored it like a well cooked steak. The flavor is rich, but not overly bold with plenty of pepper to go around. The high point of this Habano is the extra-fermented Oscuro wrapper that really shines with a deep rich coffee aroma. I would go on about its unique taste, but I really want you to enjoy all of the richness that this cigar has to offer for yourself.
Not wanting this smoke to come to an end, I finally had to cut it short, because the flavor became a little overpowering. Trying to “nub” this smoke was way too unpleasant, because the pepper became too harsh to my nostrils. I like an abundance of body in the last half of my smoke, but the development was too much to get that last little bit. This cigar was better than most, but in the end, I had to put it down.
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