I was sent a two pack of Lucky Leaf Cigars Duo from Jef Dunphy of Lucky Leaf Cigars for a review with a card describing the blend of the cigar. I haven’t heard of Lucky Leaf Cigars before as they are a new boutique cigar company that has been building up quite a presence. The Duo only comes in one size so far which is a 6 x 52 toro retailing for $212.50 for a box of 25. It uses a Brazilian Arapiraca maduro wrapper and Dominican binder and fillers made in the Dominican Republic.
The cigar had a great draw with notes of sweetness and ginger snap cookie on the cold draw which really surprised me. Upon lighting the cigar, I still got the ginger snap cookie flavor, but it was accompanied by notes of dark chocolate, espresso, leather and oak. The cigars flavors remain pretty much unchanged near the middle, but the sweetness faded and the ginger snap cookie note started to remained me more of a graham cracker note, but the dark chocolate, espresso and leather remained with an undercurrent of the oakiness. As the cigar neared the end, it got really bitter. The only notes I got near the end was the dark chocolate and espresso which are the more bitter flavors. The bitterness got pretty strong where it made me finish the cigar early. Even with that, I enjoyed the cigar because the flavors in the first 3/4 of the cigar were very good. I think a little more age on the cigar will tone down the bitterness and smooth it out. I plan on aging the other cigar I have left to revisit later for another review to see how it aged. I think it definitely is a cigar to check out so keep your eyes out for these in your local shop.