Cigar Aficionado

Coronado by La Flor Double Corona
Double Corona
93
points
Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
50 50
Tasting Note
Over the past 12 years Litto Gomez has distinguished himself as arguably the most innovative mind in the cigar business. He has created such unique sizes as the El Jocko Perfecto and The Chisel, and as his palate has changed, so have his cigars. Today, the lion’s share of his cigars are full flavored and complex. Fitting that bill, Gomez launched Coronado by La Flor last summer, a brand made with a blend he had never tried before. It combines Sumatra-seed Dominican filler, a Corojo-seed Dominican binder and a gorgeous, sun-grown wrapper from the Jalapa valley of Nicaragua grown by Nestor Plasencia. The 7 by 50 smoke is rich, complex and decadent, a full-bodied cigar that reminds some of a great Cuban Partagas Lusitania with ample notes of caramel and leather on the palate. Gomez has slowly increased his production: this year he will make more than 3 million total cigars, and by November he hopes to be making about 4 million cigars per year—which, he says, is as big as he wants his company to get.
Size Churchill
Ring Gauge 50
Length 7"
Filler Dom. Rep.
Binder Dom. Rep.
Wrapper Nicaragua
Issue Cigar Aficionado – N/A
Price $7.50
Designation Top 25 of 2006 | Rank: 2
More Reviews of this Cigar
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Feb 01, 2009 | Score: 90

Covered in a gorgeous, oily chocolate brown wrapper, this cigar is bit difficult to keep lit but offers lots of spice, cocoa bean and citrus notes.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Dec 01, 2006 | Score: 90

Great color to this rich, dark cigar. Well-balanced flavors of sweet cocoa, leather and earth build up to a sweet and cedary finish.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Sep 05, 2006 | Score: 90

Great color to this rich, dark cigar. Well-balanced flavors of sweet cocoa, leather and earth build up to a sweet and cedary finish.

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
100-Point Scale