The cigar world is so full of gimmicks. Once in a while, it’s nice to see a cigar that prides itself on the most basic cigar characteristic of all: great flavor. In this case, the La Flor Dominicana Ligero Cabinet cigar is universally praised for its fantastic aromas and flavors. To be sure, there are some familiar notes like spice and cedar, thanks to the Dominican filler blend, but mixed in with that is the most wonderful buttery cream note, which turns this cigar into a real treat. There’s also the dark, oily Oscuro wrapper giving everything a rich espresso flavor.
La Flor Dominicana is known for its high quality ligero leaf selection and blending, but this smoke takes things to another level. It’s not enough to simply grab tobacco leaves off a plant and roll them up into a cigar – it takes a lot more to turn a cigar into something that will earn top ratings and make it into the humidors of those who pride themselves on smoking the best. This means that the Ligero Cabinet story takes a major turn when it’s time to choose which leaves will be used in the blend. With good choices, the LFD team is able to turn humble tobacco into something spectacular.
For those who don’t know, there are three basic groupings of leaves on the tobacco plant’s stalk. The somewhat shaded leaves found at the bottom of the stalk are known as “volado,” those in the middle are called “seco,” and those at the top are referred to as “ligero.” These are the leaves that soak up the sun all day long and that become the most potent, as a result. This is where the Ligero Cabinet cigar gets its character and strength, and where one of La Flor Dominicana’s most delicious blends takes off.