“There have been some epic smokes in the Small Batch series, and with the Small Batch No. 6, this not only takes its place as one of the best in the series, but overall one poised to be one of La Flor Dominicana’s all-time elite releases.”
Wrapper: Dominican Pelo de Oro
Country of Origin: Dominican Republic (Tabacalera La Flor)
Vitola: 6 3/4 x 52
Review: La Flor Dominicana Litto Gomez Diez Small Batch No. 6
Brand Appearances on Countdown: 2 (2012, 2016)
Coming in at #3 is the La Flor Dominicana Litto Gomez Diez Small Batch No. 6. The Small Batch No. 6 is the latest installment of La Flor Dominicana’s limited edition Small Batch series. The Litto Gomez Diez Small Batch series was first introduced by La Flor Dominicana back in 2006. While it carries the number “6”, the Small Batch No. 6 is technically is the seventh release of this line (there was both a Small Batch No. 4 and a Small Batch No. 4 Oscuro). The line carries the name of company owner and founder Litto Gomez.
La Flor Dominicana makes its first return to the Cigar Coop Countdown since 2012. It also becomes the first Dominican puro to land on this year’s Countdown.
The Small Batch No. 6 continues the line’s tradition of taking the best tobaccos from company owner Litto Gomez’s La Canela farm from a single crop year. The cigar features a Dominican Pelo de Oro wrapper. Also following tradition with its predecessors in the Small Batch Series, the Small Batch No. 6 is packaged in 105 count crates.
The Litto Gomez Diez Small Batch No. 6 features a highly complex flavor profile. The cigar delivers notes of cherry, cedar, oak, nut, bread and black pepper. There is a slight underlying cream note that keeps the flavor profile quite smooth for most of the cigar experience. The cigar builds up in intensity as it started out medium in strength and body. By the last third, both attributes had crossed into full territory.
This cigar is one of the all-time great releases by La Flor Dominciana. It has great flavor, nice complexity, and excellent construction. It’s a cigar I would not hesitate fighting Chuck Norris for.
For details of the 2016 Cigar of the Year Countdown, see our 2016 criteria.
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