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Stogie Reviews: La Flor Dominicana Tubo No. 100

16 May 2007

La Flor Dominicana has created a string of hits with its full flavored cigars – from the Litto Gomez and the Coronado by La Flor to the Double Liegro. However, instead of exploring another of the brand’s many full-bodied blends, I turn my attention to one of its milder cigars.

La Flor Dominicana Tubo No. 100The La Flor Dominicana Tubo No. 100 features a lovely, medium brown Ecuadorian wrapper with a few large light-colored veins. Beneath this lies a Dominican binder and filler.

Pre-light this six and 1/2 inch by 49 ring gauge cigar has a crisp, light vegetable flavor that almost reminded me of celery.

After lighting the La Flor 100 I found the similar flavors with just a touch of peppery spice that completely disappeared after only a few puffs. Then I was left with a balanced and grassy, but relatively unflavored, mild smoke.

On the plus side, the burn was razor sharp with a thin line of shiny black sheen. Firm draw. The only negative to the cigar’s otherwise excellent construction is that the band was put on with far too much glue and, even after it was removed, two large splotches of glue stained the otherwise handsome wrapper.

A little after the halfway mark, a hint of spice returned that was accompanied by a little vanilla and some unpleasant bitterness. At $7-8 per stick, this is a pricey stogie – particularly for the uneventful flavor profile.

Ultimately, I was disappointed by this smoke. It didn’t live up to the La Flor Dominicana reputation, and it lacked the complexity I’ve enjoyed from so many of the brand’s cigars.

Despite nearly flawless construction and an attractive appearance, the La Flor Dominicana Tubo 100’s lack of flavor earn it only two and 1/2 out of five stogies.

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Patrick S

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3 Responses to “Stogie Reviews: La Flor Dominicana Tubo No. 100”

  1. Kurt Wednesday, May 16, 2007 at 10:42 am #

    So I’m wondering…Do you think fans of mild cigars would enjoy this one, or is the flavor just too bland?

    In other words, did you not care for this cigar only because you prefer medium- to full-bodied smokes, or is there something genuinely wrong with it?

  2. Patrick S Friday, May 18, 2007 at 7:35 am #

    Kurt-

    While I do prefer more full-bodied cigars, I can also appreciate a mild cigar. In fact, I think that the cigars that impress me the most our truly flavorful complex mild cigars.

    That said the problem with this smoke wasn't that it was mild. The problem was that what limited flavor it had, wasn't enjoyable at all.

  3. Steve Saturday, August 30, 2008 at 4:49 pm #

    I smoke one and thought it was an excellent smoke and I am a mild to med smoker