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Stogie Reviews: Litto Gomez Diez Small Batch No. 2

11 Aug 2009

Litto Gomez Diez Small Batch No. 2Information on the Diez Small Batch No. 2 (6.25 x 54) is almost as tough to come by as the cigar itself. La Flor Dominicana’s website doesn’t appear to have been updated recently as it lists only the Small Batch No. 1.

 This cigar is flawlessly constructed with a perfect triple cap and minimal veins. The wrapper has a slight tooth that gives the cigar a rough feel. Pre-light, the aroma is predominantly of leather with a hint of sweet tobacco. The triple cap clips off effortlessly and the draw confirms the leather smell and sweetness.

The foot lights easily and the draw, as expected in such a wide cigar, is easy with just the right amount of resistance. On the first puff a large volume of creamy smoke coats my palate and tastes predominately of cedar with leather notes in the background.

About an inch in, the cedar fades slightly and the taste of red pepper emerges along with some roasted nut flavors. The overall effect is more balanced than spicy.

As the cigar progress, the burn is razor-sharp and the nice ash is solid, light, and gray. I start to notice some cinnamon and caramel notes at about the halfway mark.

All of these flavors—from red pepper and cinnamon to caramel and roasted nuts—fade in and out for the remainder of the cigar. A hint of spice enters the equation in the final third but never becomes dominant. The burn is excellent and requires no maintenance during the two-hour smoke.

The one constant flavor element in this cigar is that there is always some sort of sweetness present, either from the cedar, caramel, or red pepper. And while the core flavor is of cedar, fortunately no single flavor overpowers the others.

That makes the Litto Gomez Diez Small Batch No. 2, which retails for about $16 apiece, an exceptionally complex and well-balanced cigar. For its wonderful construction, complexity, and poise, it earns five out of five stogies.

[To read more cigar reviews, please click here. A list of other five stogie-rated cigars can be found here.]

Patrick M

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9 Responses to “Stogie Reviews: Litto Gomez Diez Small Batch No. 2”

  1. Brooks Whittington Tuesday, August 11, 2009 at 12:16 am #

    Great review! 🙂

  2. dmjones Tuesday, August 11, 2009 at 5:58 am #

    Damn…making me want to drop $16+ on a stick…can't do it though. 🙁

  3. Mark Bresky Tuesday, August 11, 2009 at 6:05 am #

    As I smoke a LFD Double Ligero while writing this, I can say without a doubt (IMHO) that LG and LFD are the best cigars around. I have smoked over a thousand of Litto's cigars and have had one bad one, and I don't feel it was LFD's fault. Absolute quality.

  4. Padronnie Tuesday, August 11, 2009 at 7:22 am #

    Love the Chisel size they have of the LG Small batch series

  5. cj Wednesday, March 3, 2010 at 2:46 am #

    Sorry I am visiting this review late…just wanted to shout out at Mark. I have had numerous terrible construction issues with LFD! In fact, it seems every time I try one, except awesome Coronado, it either burned out no matter what I did, or supplied me with a huge canoe. I have only had one LG cigar for this reason. Maybe I will seek out this $16 stick, however my latest try was an air bender and habano perfecto. Both were decent, just not huge amounts of flavors. Hopefully my experience changes soon!

  6. Mark Bresky Thursday, March 4, 2010 at 6:06 am #

    It could be the conditions they're stored in. Are you buying them from a reputable B&M? I've smoked 3 Double Ligeros this week and not one problem.

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