Once upon a time, Candela was king. Practically every cigar your granddaddy saw featured a pale green wrapper. Eventually, however, the oh-so-smooth Connecticut wrapper took its place as the mild, flavorful leaf of choice, and Candelas faded into the background.
La Flor Dominicana Double Claro cigars are part of a modern renaissance happening in the cigar world, and Candelas are coming back to grace a number of lines from a variety of premium cigar makers. They’re light, and offer subtle flavors that work well with a bunch of blends. Most people describe Candela flavor as tea-like or grassy. This mild profile is a nice counterbalance to the spice and richness of say, Dominican tobacco, which you’ll find in this cigar line. Put it all together and you’ve got something really special: green herbal tea, pepper, cedar, graham cracker, and more – it’s all here in La Flor Dominicana Double Claros.
We know what you might be thinking, “Where is my intense maduro and oscuro? My dark colors? My ‘flavors of the night?’ My bold, powerful blends?” The simple answer is: this is a different kind of stick. This isn’t a smoke for ruminating on powerful thoughts. This isn’t a smoke to smack you in the face and make every innocent bystander run for cover. This is a kinder, gentler sort of cigar, more suitable for social occasions or times when you need a bit of a palate cleanser from all those bomb cigars you’ve been roasting.
Shift into a lower gear with a La Flor Dominicana Double Claro. It’s a surprisingly pleasant smoke.