The La Flor Dominicana Limitado IV was released back in 2009 with an entirely different wrapper compared to the Limitado III. While the Limitado III was covered with an Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper, the Limitado IV was rolled with a Nicaraguan Oscuro leaf giving it a different look other than the difference in size. There were “only” 2000 boxes of 48 cigars made for the production and while that may seem like plenty, select LFD aficionados would easily purchase a box or two as I have seen happen with the Small Batch Releases.
La Flor Dominicana Limitado IV
Wrapper: Nicaraguan Oscuro
Size: 6 1/2 x 52
Smoke Time: 2hr 15min
Days in Humidor: 2 yrs +
The wrapper on the Limitado IV is rustic with a brownish-red color. It is a beautiful cigar with a toothy wrapper and though I can feel the veins, I feel that they go well with the appearance. The toro sized cigar has some good solid weight and definitely feels well rolled. I couldn’t notice any soft spots nor tears on the cigar itself. The cap on the head is very nicely done and the cigar has the usual La Flor Dominicana Band with “Limitado IV” written on the bottom. I think the presentation of the cigar is wonderful which adds to the overall experience in a positive manner.
I made a very clean cut across the head and there wasn’t any loose tobacco falling out which I’d like to take as a good sign. The cold draw definitely felt full and firm though I was hoping for a draw just a tad bit more loose. There were no issues lighting the cigar and the burn was even most of the time though the cigar did have some trouble staying lit and required a few touch ups. The draw was similar to the cold draw and even though it was consistent, I felt it was slightly tight for me. I did get plenty of smoke on the draws however and the cigar gave off a thick volume as well. The salt and pepper colored ash was flaky and I don’t know if the slight breeze outdoors had something to do with the construction. Even though it was lasted over an inch, it made you think it was about to fall off any moment.
The wrapper has an enticing aroma similar to aged tobacco, spice and cedar and the foot of the cigar essentially smells the same but stronger. The initial draw was of leather and pepper and it still has plenty of strength behind it. The aroma is absolutely delicious similar to chocolate, jalapeno and spices. The first third is a balanced mixed of leather, spice and floral notes. It feels complex and probably a strong medium to full in terms of strength. The flavors do alternate well and even the leather dominates in the later half of the first third, the floral undertones and spicy finish is pleasant.
The second third continues with the same notes but they do vary in strength. The spice does linger on the finish for quite a while and at this point, the cigar feels full bodied. The aroma is certainly a selling point on this cigar because it contributes to the overall experience. The last third changes up some of the flavors introducing nuts, wood and earthy notes. The finish is peppery but not overwhelming and I’m finding the overall profile to be smooth.
- The Limitado IV was very enjoyable from when they first came out to now. The biggest difference is how much more the flavors are working together to provide a more pleasant experience.
- There are probably a few more flavors in the cigar that I may not have picked up simply because of the complexity of the Limitado IV. They alternate well and at varying degrees of strength which kept me entertained.
- I certainly think for how long the cigar lasts and what kinds of flavors it brings to the table that the Limitado IV is priced well.
- Even though the cigar needed a few correction or relights, I can easily overlook that because the overall experience was very good.
- I’m sure some stores may still have these around and if you find them, I wouldn’t hesitate to buy at least five if not more for aging as well. The flavors are consistent and while they may soften around the edges, the notes are still very much present.