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Litto Gomez Small Batch No. 6

Litto Gomez Small Batch No. 6
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The LFD Litto Gomez Small Batch No. 6 is available in one size in boxes of 105 cigars:

6 1/2 x 52

Litto Gomez Small Batch No. 6

Photo Courtesy: La Flor Dominicana

A little history on releases of Litto Gomez Small Batch cigars is in order. Beginning in 2006, the Small Batch No. 6 is the seventh cigar in the series (two releases of the No. 4, one in 2011 and the No. 4 Oscuro in 2012). The cigars are named after founder Litto Gomez and all tobacco used are from the La Flor Dominican La Canela fields in the Dominican Republic. The Litto Gomez Small Batch No. 6 is this year’s release.

  • Litto Gomez Diez Small Batch No. 1 (7 x 52) – 2006 release of 200 Cabinets of 105 Cigars, total production of 21,000 cigars.
  • Litto Gomez Diez Small Batch No. 2 (6 1/2 x 54) – 2007 release of 285 Cabinets of 105 Cigars, total production of 30,000 cigars.
  • Litto Gomez Diez Small Batch No. 3 (6 3/4 x 52) – 2010 release of 285 Cabinets of 105 Cigars, total production of 30,000 cigars.
  • Litto Gomez Diez Small Batch No. 4 (7 x 52) –  2011 release of 250 Cabinets of 105 Cigars, total production of 26,250 cigars.
  • Litto Gomez Diez Small Batch No. 4 Oscuro (7 x 52) – 2012 release of 100 Cabinets of 105 Cigars, total production of 10,500 cigars.
  • Litto Gomez Diez Small Batch No. 5 (6 3/4 x 52) – 2013 release of 238 Cabinets of 105 Cigars, total production of 25,000 cigars.
  • Litto Gomez Diez Small Batch No. 6 (6 1/2 x 52) – 2015 release of  250 Cabinets of 105 Cigars, total production of 26,250 cigars.

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APPEARANCE

A very dark brown wrapper with some black highlights, the Litto Gomez Small Batch No. 6 has a somewhat rustic look with some prominent leaf veins and a rather choppy cap. But it is a firm roll. Initial pre-light draw had a distinctive mustiness, moss and some earthiness. I am hoping the must will burn off after lighting.

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The double band is a rich maroon gradient with gold embossed details. LG logo lettering with “Litto Gomez” noted below along with a second band denoting the “SB-VI” for Small Batch No. 6.

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FIRST LIGHT

The pre-light draw “must”, or moldy note, that I tasted is now completely gone immediately upon lighting. I am really happy about this because a musty aroma and taste in cigars can ruin the experience as much as it does in wine.

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This is certainly not the No. 5 from 2013. The Litto Gomez Small Batch No. 6 is already a mellower, more medium-plus smoke than the stronger, higher strength of the No. 5. A very nice, balanced amount of pepper is coming through with a subtle raisin sweetness on the lingering finish. Draw with my v-cut has a small amount of acceptable resistance, but I am betting that will open up as I get into the first third.

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CRUISE CONTROL BURN

I am getting a nice, sharp burn line with a slight ripple all the way around the edge. A good level of whitish-gray smoke and a draw that is now perfect. Retro-hale has a pleasant pepper aroma balanced out by the raisin sweetness on the palette. The ash just fell of on its own after about two inches.

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The balance of flavors is complex with some charred oak, cocoa, and a bite of pepper at the back of the throat is escalating as I get into the second third of the  Litto Gomez Small Batch No. 6.

I bit of mushiness has developed in the front half of the cigar as it warms up, while staying firm towards the head. This is not causing any sort of problem with burn, draw, or flavor, so it really is not a serious issue. Burn line is developing some uneveness, but this not a big issue.

There is a really nice malt and cream finish that is blending nicely with the pepper and raisin sweetness.

FINAL THIRD

Flavors are still blending nicely with a diminishing pepper, a balance of charred oak with  some cocoa and subtle raisin sweetness, and a nice creaminess. And there is no increase in strength on the finish. The easy draw and rich smoke make for an enjoyable cigar right to the end.

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CONSTRUCTION/STRENGTH

Nice construction except for the somewhat loose packing in the first two-thirds of the cigar. Draw is exceptional and strength is, overall, a bit above a medium. This is a sharp contrast to the full strength of the Litto Gomez Diez Small Batch No. 5.

NOTABLE FLAVORS

  • Charred Oak
  • Pepper
  • Cocoa
  • Raisin

CONCLUSION

This is an exceptional cigar. The only downside of the Litto Gomez Small Batch No. 6 is the price. At an MSRP of $21, and selling for around $28 at B&M’s in states with a high excise tax, this is certainly not a daily smoke. This cost a couple of tenths in the overall rating. But when you want to treat yourself to a special cigar, pick up the Litto Gomez Small Batch No. 6. If you tried the Litto Gomez Diez Small Batch No. 5 and found it to be to strong for your taste, the Litto Gomez Small Batch No. 6 will be a surprising treat.

Cigar provided by: PuroCigars.com

Cigars Smoked for review:  1

Cigar Smoke Rate: 9.1/10

Strength: Medium-Plus

Size:         6 1/2 x 52

Wrapper:   Dominican Colorado Maduro Pelo de Oro 2009 (LFD La Canela fields)

Binder:      Dominican 2009 (LFD La Canela fields)

Filler:        Dominican 2009 (LFD La Canela fields)

MSRP:      $21-$28

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