For those of you familiar with La Flor Dominicana cigars but unfamiliar with the La Nox, I will say this to start: the La Nox is VERY different from any of the other LFD’s currently on the market yet it maintains some similarities.
Before I even lit it up, I noticed just how dark the wrapper was. The cigar itself uses Brazilian wrappers, a Mexican San Andreas Binder and filler from the Dominican Republic. The cold draw had a very nice sweetness to it..
LFD La Nox – First Third
Right off the bat my taste buds were getting sweetness. There was a distinct tartness and, on the back end a saltiness. With out skipping a beat my brain put those together and it was like eating a granola bar with chocolate and berries in it. The berry flavor was something I had never gotten so easily until smoking the La Nox. I have occasionally picked it up in some of the other cigars I have smoked but nothing like this.
As the first third burned on, the berries and chocolate remained but were accompanied by a distinct apple and cedar. The chocolate also became very noticeable which I personally found very enjoyable. The smoke output through the first third was fantastic. It had a very nice mouth feel to it and was plentiful. Much like the first La Nox I smoked, the first third really fired on all cylinders.
LFD La Nox – Second Third
The transition into the second third was smooooth, the sweetness from the berry flavors backed off and the chocolate lost some of the sweeter characteristics it had in the first third. The second third kicked off with some nice earthy tones and a roasted coffee that coated my palate.
The second third fit the dark theme this cigar has, taking on a darker flavor profile compared to the very bright first third. The sweeter milk chocolate transitioned into a rich dark chocolate and paired well with the roasted coffee notes.The Nicotine was also more pronounced in the second third which brought a nice change of pace compared to the first third.
LFD La Nox – Final Third
With the cigar nearing it’s end, I started to fall in love all over again. The flavors transitioned fantastically once again. The darker profile started to become vibrant again and the oh-so-familiar berries and apple flavor came to life. The chocolate still remained dark, and the coffee was more of a background character, but it still played a big enough roll to be noticed.
The flavors remained consistent to the very last puff, even adding a rich tobacco and just the slightest hint of spice to tickle the palate. I will admit that I did wish the spice was more present as it really would have brightend up the La Nox a bit. However the cigar ended on a high note. I kept wishing it would have continued going but I knew it had to end at some point.
LFD La Nox – Final Thoughts
This cigar really is different then almost anything that I’ve smoked before. It is very easy to detect the flavors so easy in fact it’s almost as if they where written right on the cigar. This cigar is also naturally sweeter than anything I have smoked before. I have seriously grown to love the La Nox, this cigar is seriously brilliant and has a lot of nuances which really keep your attention through out. There really isn’t ever a moment that lulled me to sleep or lost my attention and I was constantly trying to pinpoint every flavor I was getting. I love the experience of smoking the La Nox and all it has to offer. I would recommend this cigar to everyone and I’ll be buying myself a box of these soon. So if you haven’t smoked it I recommend you do so soon!
Hits on on almost every flavor profile
Flavors are easy to identify
A touch up was needed
Strength might be too much for some people
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