La Flor Dominicana – Ligero Cigars

Origin: Dominican Republic                                Wrapper : Ecuadorian Sumatra

Filler : Dominican Republic                                Binder : Dominican Republic


La Flor Dominicana Ligero CigarsThe Ligero line of cigars offered by Litto Gomez and his wife, Ines Lorenzo-Gomez—both first-generation tobacconists—are their first full-bodied offerings. Litto, earlier in life, had been a jeweler, while Ines was educated in international relations. Litto and Ines maintain their high levels of quality control over their cigars—growing their own leaf, running their own factories, and deciding who will stock their cigars. 

Named for the strain of leaf called "ligero," which is a strong and peppery type of tobacco that gives many full-bodied cigars their vigor, are the leaves growing towards the top of the tobacco plant.  The intense sunlight and nutrients these leaves receive, as well as a proprietary method of trabajando (working) which is applied to the mature ligero leaves account for their Oscuro coloring and robust, pepper-spiced flavor. 

Though Ligero cigars are all 5 ¾” long, they come in three increasing large ring gauges: the 300 is a 50 ring gauge, the 400 a 54, and the 500 a hefty 60, and there are three different styles of the full-bodied ligero cigars offered by the Gomez’s La Flor Dominicana:  

Ligero, blended of aged Dominican ligero tobaccos within an Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper, is brimming with full-flavors and creamy smoke accented with pepper. Though very strong, La Flor Dominicana Ligero is a well-balanced, smooth cigar most often enjoyed after a delicious meal.

Cabinet Ligero features the same potent filler blend as the standard Ligero with a twist—the dark Oscuro wrapper leaf gives this ligero a characteristically velvety rich flavor.

Double Ligero’s dark, Ecuadorian sun-grown leaf and potent Dominican ligero fillers magnified with a Dominican ligero binder form what may be the strongest, fullest-flavored cigars on the market. The Double Ligero should most assuredly be in your repertoire if you enjoy Habanero peppers and the adrenalin rush of living on the edge.

The cigar chosen to represent the varied Ligero line is the Ligero 400 which is composed of Dominican filler and binder leaf grown on the Gomez farms and wrapped in an Ecuadorian Sumatra leaf. The wrapper is smooth with a Cuban-style flat cap. From first light to the spicy end, the draw is perfect--firm, but easy. The burn is effortlessly even and exudes a remarkably creamy smoke that leaves a peppery aftertaste. The Ligero is a very well constructed cigar that smolders to a pure white ash. 

The aroma of the Ligero 400 is reminiscent of nicely refined Corojo, a slightly sweet mix of cedar and roasted almonds. The Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper adds some spicy notes to the Ligero blend and is delightfully balanced by the Dominican filler, but not overpowering.  

The cigar begins with a blast of flavor that was predominantly spice and pepper, with a hint of sweetness. About midway into the second third, the tongue is surprised by the onslaught of a sharp pepperiness after which the flavors mellow, though never losing their complexity.  

La Flor Dominicana Ligero is a robust full-flavored cigar, sought by aficionados who enjoy the complex, full-bodied blends that make the Ligero famous for its bold, creamy-rich character. Living up to the reputation of their "Ligero" name with the legendary hit to the stomach, these cigars are best enjoyed by aficionados with mature palates after a hearty meal—NOT recommended for most beginners.

Our Cigar Store is located in Houston Texas, however we also service all 50 states including New York NY, Los Angeles CA, Miami, FL. Chicago, IL. Denver CO., El Paso, Texas, Dallas TX DFW, San Antonio, TX, Austin, TX, Boise ID, Atlanta GA, Raleigh-Durham NC, WashingtonC, Albuquerque NM, Huntsville AL, Fayetteville AR, N Dorfolk VA , Madison WI.

POSTED ON Oct 14, 2017


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