La Flor Dominicana 2014 TAA Exclusive The 707

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Sumatra Seed
Binder: Dominican
Filler: Dominican
707: 7 x 70
Price $10.50

This cigar was assessed in depth on Cigar Coop.

For the second consecutive year La Flor Dominicana has released an exclusive cigar to the Tobacconist Association of America (TAA). For 2014, the company breaks new ground as it released its first 7 x 70 cigar – based on the Ligero blend.

On an appearance note, this had an outstanding smooth-looking looking wrapper.

This cigar delivered some nice complexity upfront as it had classic LFD notes of earth, cocoa, natural tobacco, grass, and black pepper. The retro-hale was quite nice as some of the cocoa mixed in with the pepper. As the cigar progressed the cocoa receded and it took on more of an earthy, grass, natural tobacco quality. The end of the cigar was spicy, but not harsh. I found this to be quite a strong cigar by LFD – full strength and full-bodied. This one took me about 3 hours to smoke.

The burn required frequent touch-ups – more than I prefer and the ash was prone to some minor flaking. Not sure we can pin this one to Paul Syndrome.

This cigar isn’t going to make a fan out of someone who is not a 70 ring gauge fan. However if you are game for a 70 ring gauge, this was a nice smoke. I will still put it as a fiver.