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La Flor Dominicana Air Bender

La Flor Dominicana....Air....Bender?

Air Bender....an odd name indeed, this full-flavored blend hails from the La Flor Dominicana factory of the Dominican Republic. Made with a dark Habano wrapper grown in Ecuador, each cigar combines a robust mixture of Cuban-seed long-fillers grown in the Dominican bound by an equally bold Dominican binder. The smoke is smooth but rich and hearty with big, Cuban-esque nuances and a full-bodied character.

In addition to a '94' rating, La Flor Dominicana Air Bender was named one of the world's 'Top 25 Cigars', which stated, "Bold from the very first puff, the cigar is strong and meaty, full of spice and coffee notes, with a finish reminiscent of a whiskey barrel."
  Size Pack In Stock MSRP Price Qty Cart
Chisel (Wedge) (6.5"x54)BOX OF 20 Out of Stock $174.40$124.95    
Guerrero (Toro) (6.2"x54)BOX OF 20 Out of Stock $155.00$117.95    
Maestro (Robusto) (5.5"x52)BOX OF 20 Out of Stock $145.00$114.95    
Matatan (Robusto) (5.0"x50)BOX OF 20 Out of Stock $140.00$109.95    
Poderoso (Corona) (5.5"x44)BOX OF 20 Out of Stock $133.20$107.95    
Valiente (Gordo) (6.2"x60)BOX OF 20 Out of Stock $165.00$119.95    
Villano (Lancero/Panatela) (7.5"x38)BOX OF 20 Out of Stock $184.40$129.95    
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Customer Reviews of “La Flor Dominicana Air Bender”
This is an amazing smoke over two hours of perfect burn and taste the 94 is well deserved. Immediately in my top five!
CG of Burnsville, MN
This is one of my favorite cigars if not the favorite. Its smooth, and slow burning cigar. I like the fact that I can smoke this cigar for about 2 to 2 and a half hours.
PS of Grand Prairie, TX
great cigar. smooth from beginning to end. Never a harsh moment. Definitely need to buy me a box.
TC of Somerset, MA
For some reason I'd never smoked an Air Bender til now. I'll be smoking a lot more of them. One of the very few cigars I've had in some time that was actually worth the 8-10$ price-tag. This is what a cigar should taste like.
BS of Olive Branch, MS
Super smoke! If you haven't tried these, you are missing a real treat. Smooth, flavor out of this world. They might be a little pricey, but you will buy more, I promise. Happened into a nice little B&M in the board of trade downtown and was introduced to these, changed a whole lotta things in the humidor!!
MM of Chicago, IL
This stick is just amazing. Enough said
FP of JACKSON, NJ
Awesome smoke. Had my first Toro and loved it so much I bought a box. Has the right combination of full body flavor but not too powerful. Every time I smoke one someone always comments what a great aroma. 94 rating is more than justified. Now my every day go to smoke!
MM of ATLANTA, GA

La Flor Dominicana Air Bender

Posted by Brandon S

Just to prove that I actually do read the ol’ e-mails that people send, I’m going to do this review based on a request from Jack W. who hails from Marysville, MI. Jack e-mailed me saying that he enjoyed the La Flor Dominicana Air Bender and wanted to know my thoughts, specifically on the Maestro Size. So I moseyed on out to the humidor and picked up a 5’er of these 5.5”x52 sized cigars. The first thing I noticed is the oily Ecuadorian Habano wrapper that encompasses the all Dominican blend which is sure to packed full of usual ligeros that are the hallmark of blender Litto Gomez.

The cigar itself is heavy in the hand and has a pre-light aroma familiar to blends that utilize well fermented tobaccos. As I light up one of these puppies I’m reading about the history of La Flor Dominicana… Turns out founder Litto Gomez started up the company after his jewelry store was robbed of about $400,000 in merchandise! Go figure…

Right about….now, I’m about half an inch in and I am noticing a light spice on my palate as well an enjoyable flavor upon exhaling through the nose. I’m not that far into the cigar and already I can tell that it is going to be full bodied – something that the bulk of La Flor’s releases are known for.

I’m about half way through this here Bender of Air and I’ve noticed that the spice has dissipated, but there is a nice amaretto like finish that I am actually finding myself enjoying. The strength hasn’t let up at all. In fact, I am having trouble typing at this point.

One thing that I should point out about this cigar is that I’ve had to relight it a few times and the burn I found to be less than perfect. Aside from that, I am enjoying the blend which seems to pair well with my ‘Best of Johnny Cash’ collection that I have pumping through the headphones. As far as price goes, well, the MSRP may cause a few folks to take a second glance, ranging from $140 - $165 a box.

I’ll wrap up this review since I’ve gotten near the end of the cigar. I must say, the blend does seem to be heading south a bit. I’m starting to get some harsh flavors that are turning me off to the cigar. I found this same characteristic to be present in each of the Air Benders that I burned through. So, to sum it all up – I enjoyed the first half, but the second half – not so much. Was that first half worth $7+? To me…no. But as always, taste is subjective. So pick a few up and try them for yourself!