The wrapper is a combination between red and brown and the beautiful shape is all curves and tapers. Salomone’s, as they’re known in cigar factories, is far from an easy cigar to craft. The band has a shade of emerald green, and the letters “LFD”: La Flor Dominicana can be seen.
Length: 6 1/2″
Ring Gauge: 64
Binder: Dominican Republic
Filler: Dominican Republic
The La Flor Dominicana Andalusian Bull is a slow-burning Cigar of the Year that could hold the next prime spot in your humidor. It’s a full-bodied, full-strength smoke that increases in strength and complexity. Along the journey, numerous flavor hits make an appearance: black pepper, coffee, cedar, hickory, leather, cinnamon, sweetness, and more.
From first light, until you finally defeat this bull, you’ll understand why it beat out so many notable blends in 2016 to clutch the No. 1 spot. No matter what notes the chewy smoke throws your way, the cigar is a masterclass in balance, never becoming harsh.
Having said that, this one is for cigar enthusiasts who have been around the humidor a few times, and even those seasoned smokers should get a good meal in before lighting up this lovely cigar.