This award-winning blend comes from the mind of master-blender Litto Gomez. Born in Spain, Litto gives a nod to his homeland with arguably the best release to ever come out of the La Flor Dominicana camp (and that’s saying a whole lot), dubbed Andalusian Bull. Striking in its appearance, the Bull gets its unique, old-school shape from a long-since-retired cigar mold that Gomez tracked down in Belgium. Coming in one size only, a rustic-looking figurado, this gem takes you back to the golden age of cigars.
A beautiful, reddish-hued Ecuadorian Corojo wrapper is the first to grab your attention. (There have been very few times I knew a cigar was going to rock my world just by looking at it…this was one of those occasions.) Potent Dominican filler tobaccos including Criollo ’98 and Pelo d’Oro are hugged by a Dominican binder. The unique figurado shape lends itself to a truly complex experience. The thickest part of the Bull is at the foot of the cigar and introduces a myriad of flavors from the get-go. Caramel, leather, and a tinge of milk chocolate kick things off, with notes of sweet spice, rich red pepper, and slight citrus nuances entering the fray as the ring gauge gradually decreases. In this case, I’m happy to report this sucker deserves its #1 Cigar of the Year honors and then some, get ‘em the very first chance you get!
La Flor Dominicana was awarded with #1 Cigar of 2016 honors and a well-deserved 96 rating! Here’s what the experts had to say, “First impressions are bold and savory with strong notes of hickory and leather. But it continues to take on a complex spiciness of saffron and cumin as well as a slight tangy note that brings the strength and spice together quite gracefully—and it only gets better with every puff.”