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La Flor Dominicana Air Bender Matatan Cigar Review

Posted on Monday, July 29, 2013 in Cigar Reviews

La Flor Dominicana Air Bender Matatan Cigar Review

This 5×50 stick features a dark brown mottled wrapper with a firm even pack, minimal veins, double cap, oily satin finish and rich cocoa and cedar aroma. First light reveals a snug draw with good medium bodied smoke output showing an oily brisk nuttiness that carries through the finish which just adds a tiny bit of pepper zing over the tongue. The first third is very smooth and mellow with a subtle dried cherry sweetness on the draw, leaving a cedar and nut combo through the long oily finish. The draw slowly loosens up to normal with great smoke output. Hitting the 1/2 way point 35 minutes in, the ash falls in a solid chuck, performance is still excellent and flavors take a bit of a twist. The sweetness on the draw is gone taking on just a smooth tobacco taste that carries well through the finish, still holding a bit of oily nuttiness. Ending at 1:15 the last third kept the same flavor profile while slowly bringing in a medium-full strength kick! It made me jittery but wasn’t too much for me to handle. Thank you very much to viewer ‘DTProductions’ for sending this sample in!

  • Flowers4Algernon

    “Air Bender”. I just love cigars that reference movies no one will remember in five years.

    • Christopher

      What movie?

      P.S. This cigar sounds amazing!

  • gholmes9

    Bryan
    Thank You thank you thank you!!!!!!!!! Finally you are reviewing some LFDs!! I have been waiting for you to review some of their line as they are one of my very favourites. Hopefully you will get to a Lito Gomez soon.

    Keep up the great reviews!!

  • TimB

    Have one in the humidor waiting to try it.Just might give it a try tomorrow sounds nice.

    • JJO

      Same here.

  • CrownP

    Sounds like a great cigar.

    • Jason Isbaner

      Agreed

  • mufdvr6976

    nice review as always, thought these were a power bomb!all those flavors seem very tempting.

  • Philly5800

    Bryan,

    I’m a lightweight like you and have two questions:

    1. Are strength and body synonymous? For example, they say My Father Le Bijou is full bodied but I notice the strength is very tolerable.

    2. Does cigars generally get stronger toward the end anyway? In other words, isn’t it just the cigar “catching up with you” at the end after taking in nicotine for an hour?

    Thanks.

    Phil

    • lazyboy

      You should watch the answering viewers questions videos. He touches on that and so much more.

  • rgorman

    I want to try this one so bad!

  • kurngar

    Sounds like a good smoke to try, definitely going to try this one, kinda stayed away from LFD due to strength concerns.

  • Gigalo de Vitolas

    Is that a new flame lighter or your old xikar?

  • TimB

    Tried it nice smoke not bad for the money.

  • soup75

    this was my first cigar two years ago, not for the weak…

  • Andrew

    Hey, Bryan. Great review as always, brother. I’m always a little cautious when I light up an LFD! I have a number of Litto’s cigars in the humidor, including a few of his own creation. Would be great to see a review on the Litto Gomez-Diez LG Lancero (for example). Thanks again! God bless, brother.