So Tony Gomez, son of cigar manufacturer Litto Gomez of La Flor Dominicana cigars, stopped by Sand Lake today. He's actually the La Flor Dominicana Account Rep for Florida! Tony walked up to me and handed me a La Flor Dominicana Coronado, one of my favorite cigars of all time. The La Flor Dominicana Coronado was released in 2006. It features a Nicaraguan sun-grown wrapper, Corojo-seed Dominican binder and a Sumatra-seed Dominican filler. The Coronado even ranked #2 on Cigar Aficionado's Top 25 Cigars the year it came out.
So I fired up the Coronado up after we came back from lunch but not before brewing up some Cuban espresso, one of my specialties. Right from the start the Coronado erupts with notes of leather and spices. Large plumes of smoke billowed from the cigar and the cigar burned straight as an arrow the whole way through. This cigar would definitely compete to be one of my "desert island" cigars.