We might as well call this the “Illusive Bull” because I've been trying to get my hands on one of these La Flor Dominicana Andalusian Bulls for over a year. So, when I took a short trip to Over the Rhine Premium Cigars in the OTR neighborhood of Cincinnati and saw three Andalusian Bulls on the shelf, I bought two, a price point of $19.95 each.
This cigar has a very unique shape. It's like a perfecto, but the foot has been hacked off to create a small shoulder. The La Flor Dominicana Andalusian Bull is a medium leather color with a somewhat rustic looking wrapper.
After cutting the end and torching the foot, the flavors were bold, spicey, and a little sweet. The draw started off perfectly, but the burn was uneven at the start.
Brand: La Flor Dominicana
Line: Andalusian Bull
Size: 6.5 x 52/64
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Corojo
Binder: Dominican Republic
Filler: Dominican Republic
Smoke Time: 111 minutes
The first two-thirds of the La Flor Dominicana Andalusian Bull were delicious and quite enjoyable. The final third, perhaps due to the spiciness of the first part of the cigar, was somewhat bland. Overall, the Andalusian Bull offered a variety of flavors and was fairly complex. I tasted lots of spice from the Ecuadorian Corojo wrapper as well as hints of creaminess from the Dominican binder and fillers.
Regarding the construction of the cigar, that was pretty good as well. The draw was perfect, but there were a couple of burn issues that led to unevenness.
If you can find and purchase a La Flor Dominicana Andalusian Bull for around $15, buy one and try it. However, if you're going to spend $20-$22 as I did, I'd recommend the Plasencia Alma Fuerte Generacion V Salomon instead. For these reasons, the La Flor Dominicana Andalusian Bull earns a CigarScore 4.