La Flor Dominicana introduced the La Volcada at this year’s IPCPR trade show in Las Vegas. The cigar is named after a move in the tango dance where the gentleman dips his female partner and she bends her leg back towards him. The move is shown as a silhouette on the band. The La Volcada is a tribute to tango which was invented Uruguay. Litto Gomez, the owner of La Flor Dominicana, was born in Spain but grew up in Uruguay. The La Volcada is a regular production cigar and available only in one size.
- Vitola: Churchill
- Size: 7 x 48
- Wrapper: Mexican San Andres
- Binder: Ecuadorian Corojo
- Filler: Dominican from La Flor Dominicana’s La Canela farm
- MSRP: $12.00
- Cigars purchased at Cigars of Tally in Tallahassee, FL and gifted by friend, Alex Ford.
The cigar a beautiful toothy wrapper with a dark chocolate brown color. The cigar features a coiled cap which is really nice. After I clipped the cap off, I tested the draw which I found to be somewhat tight. The flavors on the cold draw is red pepper flakes and hay.
I get notes of red pepper, hay, leather, cocoa and black cherry. After the first inch or so into the cigar, I started getting a nice sweet, creamy note. It was most a background note, but I did get it. The cocoa note reminds of chocolate cereal like Cocoa Pebbles or Cocoa Puffs, which my 9 year old son adores. I get the red pepper more heavily on the retrohale. The cigar is full bodied and is smoking great.
The last half of the cigar is more savory than sweet. I’m getting a espresso bitterness now that is probably one of the main notes along with the leather. I still get a hint of black cherry and red pepper flakes as well. I don’t get and of the sweet, creamy flavors anymore and the cocoa puffs note has faded some as well. The cedar note is the backbone of the cigar. The cigar was, obviously, still full bodied and smoking very well.
I’ll be honest. The first La Volcada I smoked, I wasn’t impressed with it. It was lacking in flavor and didn’t really smoke well. My review sample was different. I let it dry out some, 5-7% less relative humidity than the first one, and it was much better. The flavors opened up quite a bit and the cigar smoked very well. I enjoyed the notes of black cherry, red pepper flakes, leather, cocoa puffs and espresso. If you enjoy La Flor Dominicana Double Ligero cigars, I think you’d really enjoy these. They are definitely full bodied with both spicy and sweet notes with a long finish. It took me a long time to finally review this cigar because most shops get 1 or 2 boxes in at a time and they sell out very quickly. It then takes quite a while to get more from La Flor Dominicana so they are hard to find. If you enjoy full bodied cigars, you really need to give these a try, especially if you are a La Flor Dominicana fan.