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Quick Smoke: Coronado by La Flor Double Toro (Original Release)

10 Jan 2016

Each Saturday and Sunday we’ll post a Quick Smoke: not quite a full review, just our brief verdict on a single cigar of “buy,” “hold,” or “sell.”

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Last year La Flor Dominicana’s Coronado blend returned after being discontinued in 2013. In smoke shops, though, it seemed the cigar never went away at all, like the one where I found this Double Toro (7  x54) from the original run. (You can tell the new version by the new band which prominently features “LFD” in the center, while the old version only says “Coronado by La Flor” in small letters at the bottom.) The cigar features heavy oak, light cream, a little pepper, and a dusty, powdery element. It’s medium- to full-bodied with excellent construction that requires a deliberate slow pace. The original Coronado might not have sold well—hence the remaining availability despite the line being pulled from the market years ago—but I always enjoyed Coronado, and this was no exception.

Verdict = Buy.

Patrick S

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One Response to “Quick Smoke: Coronado by La Flor Double Toro (Original Release)”

  1. George E Sunday, January 10, 2016 at 4:44 pm #

    This cigar is one example Cigar Aficionado’s list not having much impact. The double corona was the No. 2 cigar in 2006, but, as you note, it never seemed to gain much traction. I still haven’t run across the new version, but I look forward to trying it.