The 25 Best Cigars of the Year 2011

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Made By
Tabacalera La Flor S.A.
Factory Location
Dominican Republic
Wrapper
Ecuador
Binder
Dom. Rep.
Filler
Dom. Rep.
Price
$7.00
Ring Gauge
50
Length
5"
Rating
92

La Flor Dominicana Air Bender Matatan


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.