Cigar Review: Mi Dominicana
It’s hard to believe that Altadis USA did not have a Dominican puro cigar on the market prior to the Mi Dominicana. Created by Jose Seijas this cigar is described by Altadis USA as a medium to full bodied smoke and it comes in 8 vitolas.
Cigar: Mi Dominicana
Origin: Dominican Republic
Size: 6 x 54 (Toro)
Wrapper: Dominican Republic
Binder: Dominican Republic
Filler: Dominican Republic
Appearance & Construction (17/20): The color of a paper bag this cigar features an excessive amount of veins on the wrapper. The cigar has a nice heavy weight to it so it is full of tobacco waiting to be smoked. The band, is kind of plain and simple and it looks more like a bundle cigar then a premium cigar.
Flavor & Notes (25/30): On the pre-light this cigar offers some notes of sweetness on the draw. The initial third of the cigar starts off a bit harsh with a pepper in the back of the throat and through the nasal passages as well. As we progress through the first third the pepper slowly fades away leaving a very dry cigar to the palate. Notes of leather, and wood prevail here. As the second third begins the flavor profile remains very dry with some wood notes and an underlying sweetness. The cigar has begun to pique my interest at this point. The final third is wood, and leather with a slight sweetness to it.
Burn/Ash/Draw (24/25): An exquisite draw, with a decent burn line, that is pretty much straight. The ash is a medium gray and it holds fairly well.
Overall (21/25): I had high expectations on this cigar, and I might revisit it in a different vitola in the not so distant future. A lot of people love this cigar on the forums but it did not do it for me. Also keep in mind that a lot of people sitting around me commented on the “awful aroma” the cigar produced. So don’t smoke it in a closed location.