La Flor Dominicana 1994 Mambo
Mexican wrapper around Nicaraguan tobacco has become a popular combination, but what about Mexican and Dominican? Litto Gomez, the maker of La Flor Dominicana, decided to explore that possibility with his 1994 line, which is named for the year he started making cigars. The Mambo is a large, imposing Churchill wrapped in a dark leaf of Mexican San Andrés. Wrapper aside, everything in the blend was grown on Gomez’s La Canela farm in the Dominican Republic. That region of the country tends to be hot and dry, which means stronger, more concentrated tobacco. The Mambo is a balanced interplay of earthy minerals, hints of leather, some nuttiness and a sweet finish of chocolate-covered raisins.