Tasting Note: Surprisingly bold red wine notes emerge before a progression of earthy flavors and a red pepper spiciness. Full bodied, flavorful and intersting.
- Body: Full
- Size: Robusto
- Ring Gauge: 50
- Length: 5"
- Filler: Dom. Rep.
- Binder: Dom. Rep.
- Wrapper: Ecuador
- Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Jun 01, 2011
- Price: $7.00
More Reviews of This Cigar
Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Oct 01, 2015
This oily robusto has a few sharp, prominent veins to the wrapper. It draws easily, offering some woody notes, hints of nuts and a charry finish.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Aug 01, 2013
Issue: Cigar Insider, Mar 09, 2010
Oily and attractive with a firm draw and even burn. The cigar is woody, nutty, bold and strong, showing hints of cocoa bean on the finish.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Jan 01, 1970
Litto Gomez has built a reputation for creating powerful, creative cigars. The La Flor Dominicana Air Bender line, which debuted in January 2010, shows his talents. Air Benders are powered by serious, hearty tobaccos. Beneath a gleaming, dark and oily wrapper grown in Ecuador from Habano-seed lies Dominican tobaccos grown on Gomez's farm in La Canela. The complexity of flavor in the cigar comes from using three seed varieties in the blend: Sumatra, Corojo and piloto Cubano. The La Flor Dominicana Air Bender Matatan, a robusto, is bold and zingy, with a considerable red pepper kick. The name Air Bender comes from the Kung Fu movies Gomez loves, and he likes to say he's bending the air when he smokes a cigar.
Cigar Aficionado's 100-Point Scale
- Classic: 95-100
- Outstanding: 90-94
- Very good to excellent: 80-89
- Average to good commercial quality: 70-79
- Don't waste your money: 0-69