Today’s Pick / Quick Review – La Flor Dominicana Factory Press III

Filed Under (Quick Review, Todays Pick) by David on Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

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Quick Info
The Factory Press III is limited edition cigar with only 300 boxes released. Each box has 10 trays of 12 Factory Press III for 120 per box. The packaging was pretty interesting with wood separating each stick and at my B&M they had a sign that basically said don’t touch unless you are going to buy.

Quick Review
To start I had high hopes for draw from this LFD box press since typically box press have a much easier draw. The Factory Press 3 did not let me down in that this is the best draw I have had from any of the La Flor Dominicana’s I have smoked. The burn was a little wavy but the smoke volume made up for that. The La Flor Dominicana Factory Press III smoked pretty fast which doesn’t seem to uncommon when you have huge amounts of smoke. This one lasted right at an 1:15 minutes for me.
Overall this Factory Press 3 was on the lighter side of medium body with some medium strength pepper that may make some other say its a solid medium. I think this would be a good introduction to someone who is used to corojo cigars but want an introduction to the pepper side. This was a solid smoke and worth a try for everyone I just wish it was a little cheaper. Maybe the packaging could be cut down a little to make this a little more affordable for most.

Flavors
Pre-light – Cedar / Pepper / Earthiness
1/3 – Light to Medium Pepper / Coffee / Cedar / Sweetness / Light Leather
2/3 – Medium Pepper / Sweetness / Cedar
Last Third – Light Pepper / Cedar / Sweetness

Details
Purchased: Cigar Castle ( 4/15/2010 )
Price: $14.99
Origin: Dominican Republic
Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf
Binder: Nicaraguan Sumatra
Filler: Dominican Corojo (Gomez’s La Canela Farm)
Shape: Box Press
Length: 6 1/4″
Gauge: 58
Strength: Medium Bodied

Extras
Nicotine Levels: Medium
Smoked: Outside
Temperature:   68 Degrees (Cloudy)

Comments:

  1. Nice review Dave, lots of pertinent info and easy to read. For $15, a cigar had better be really, really good for me to plunk down that amount of money. There are quite a number of cigars in the $5 to $8 dollar range that are giving these higher end cigars some stiff competition.