Flor De Gonzalez Selection – Cigar Review

Cigar: Flor De Gonzalez Selection

Maker: Flor De Gonzalez

Size: Robusto 5×50 (Box Pressed)

Prelight Inspection:

The first thing I notice is the bright red band that immediately draws your attention. There is simple gold lettering on the band showing only the cigar name with three tobacco leaves. The words “Hand Made” and “Long Filler” appear on the back of the band. The wrapper leaf is a very thin, shiny Habano 2000 leaf. There is one small hole in the middle of the cigar but hardly any other flaws can be seen. Only a couple very tiny veins can be seen and they only run a few inches. This is a box pressed cigar and even though it looks firmly packed I found it to be just a little spongy. I was relieved after cutting the cap to find that the draw was not too open, just in the light to medium range. The aroma is very smooth with hints of a sweet spice. Lets light er’ up.


1st Third:

This one lit very easily and looks to be burning true. Right of the bat I am getting a nice smooth earthy base with some nuts mixed in. There is almost no spice or pepper, just nice smooth medium bodied flavors. There is lots of smoke and this one is a good candidate for retrohaling. I’m liking it so far.

2nd Third:

Smooth and creamy all the way. At some point a molasses flavor started edging in and is now leaving a nice subtle sugary taste on the finish. Combined with the earth and nuts it is a very tasty mix. After about 4 or 5 draws the molasses has started to fade out and the nuts have really pushed to the forefront. I am definitely getting an almond flavor now. As I approach the last third the molasses is back. This one is really fun and I like the complexity. Burn has been good although the ash is just a little loose and is only holding for about an inch before falling off.

Last Third:

The molasses has left the picture again and has been replaced with a coffee flavor. It is not overpowering and I would say it is still somewhere between medium and full bodied. As I approach the nub I am getting a little more of a toasty finish which gives the nuttiness more of a dry roasted flavor. Also there is now just a little pepper that is tingling the top of my gums. It is still very enjoyable and I am going to nub this one.

Conclusion:

This is one of the best medium bodied cigars I have had the pleasure of smoking in awhile. The flavors were smooth and refined and the burn was good. I enjoyed all 45 min. of this robusto. And the price point is really the icing on the cake. This size can be easily had for less than 3 bucks a stick. I was actually able to get mine at about 2 bucks a stick by bidding on them. For you medium bodied cigar fans this is a must try and at this price point you will probably want to get several and add them to your rotation.


Rating:

Flavor and Taste: 18/20

Construction: 8/10

Wrapper: 4/5

Price Point: 10/10

Would I buy a Box: 5/5

Total: 45/50


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