Cigar Aficionado

La Flor Dominicana Air Bender Matatan
Matatan
91
points
Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
50 50
Full
Full
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 | Score: 87

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 | Score: 91

Issue: Cigar Insider: Mar 09, 2010 | Score: 88

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 | Score: 92

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
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