It’s Stog o’Clock, and this time, I check out the new La Flor Dominicana La Volcada. It comes in one size, a 7×48 stick with a pigtail cap. The cigar features a Mexican San Andres wrapper over an Ecuadorian Corojo binder and Dominican fillers. It retails for $12.
On the cold draw, I pick up faint cocoa flavor. The wrapper produces a leather aroma, while I smell light raisin out of the foot. Once lit, I pick up black pepper with dark cocoa. Through the nose, spicy red pepper and wood make an appearance. The finish offers leather and black pepper.
Forty minutes in, the first third closes out. I pick up cocoa with black pepper and cedar on the draw. Through the nose, red pepper blends with a nice nuttiness. On the finish, sweet dried cherry comes through with leather and earth. Strength and body settle in at medium-to-full.
The second third gets me to one hour and fifteen minutes. Cocoa is now gone on the draw, while leather and black pepper dominate. There is no change to the retro-hale. On the finish, I get cinnamon with more leather and earth. Strength and body remain at medium-to-full.
The final third ends at one hour and fifty minutes. Rich earth and leather coat my tongue on the draw with black pepper spice. Cocoa comes through the nose with spicy red pepper. The finish explodes with a leather bomb and black pepper spice. Strength and body finish out at the full mark.
The La Flor Dominicana La Volcada is an excellent cigar with bold complexity. Flavors are enjoyable on this smoke, and they all work well together. The construction is top-notch with a perfect draw and stacking ash. I highly recommend this cigar.