I previously posted a review of the Dominion Cigar Black Lotus. They were first introduced to me at the 2014 Rocky Mountain Smokeout event. At the 2015 event they introduced their new Flor De Claro line. As a part of my event tickets I smoked several there, but was eager to try one on a fresh palate. The Flor De Claro is produced out of Placensia in Nicaragua, and contains Jalapa, Condega and Esteli tobacco. What is interested is that it has a Connecticut seed wrapper grown in Honduras.
Please note that the estimated pricing reflects Alberta, Canada tobacco taxes, MSRP for the US would be significantly less.
They are available as a Corona (5-1/2x42), Robusto (5”x54), and a Toro (6”x50).
Check out my video review here:
The nose on the Flor De Claro is a medium strength leather across the wrapper. On the foot I’m largely picking up hay.
I used my v-cutter and accidentally cracked the cap a bit. The draw was perfect but with a small ring gauge like this I should have used a punch.
The first third starts with a sweet creamy cedar and a leather chaser to finish. I’m getting a lot of creaminess on the retrohale with some peppery spice developing as the first third establishes itself.
Some cocoa develops, along with a cedar chaser as the first third winds down. The burn on the Flor De Claro is razor sharp through the entire first third, with the ash holding on firmly.
The cedar really takes over the flavor profile in the middle third, and is a bit drying at the end of the draw. Once the middle third establishes itself, the retrohale picks up significantly in intensity with a medium to medium plus pepper along with a rich cocoa. There is some nuttiness as the cigar transitions into the last third.
In the final third there is some spices that mix in with the cedar and finish with leather at the end of the draw.
Total smoking time 1 hour 31 minutes.
The Dominion Cigar Flor De Claro is a fantastically balanced, nuanced, and complex cigar that is going to appeal to a broad range of cigar smokers.
Coffee would be an easy choice here. An aged rum would pair really well.