Cigar Aficionado

La Flor Dominicana Double Ligero Chisel
Chisel
90
points
Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
54 54
Full
Full
Tasting Note
Despite the chisel shape, this unusual cigar draws well, and is strong yet balanced with leathery, peppery notes, earthy undertones and a floral finish.
Body Full
Size Figurado
Ring Gauge 54
Length 6"
Filler Dom. Rep.
Binder Dom. Rep.
Wrapper Ecuador
Issue Cigar Aficionado – Dec 01, 2016
Price $9.20
More Reviews of this Cigar
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jan 01, 2019 | Score: 93

The La Flor Dominicana Double Ligero Chisel is one of the most unique cigars on the market. Its wrapper gleams with oil, the filler is loaded with strong tobacco and the head is shaped like a wedge. Odd as it may seem at first, the wedge shape fits quite comfortably in the mouth. The words "Double Ligero" are as much a warning as they are a descriptor. This is a powerful cigar full of Dominican ligero tobacco—the strongest type—which brand owner Litto Gomez grows on his own farm. As if the blend wasn't full-bodied enough, the tapered head concentrates the smoke, amping up the intensity, but there's plenty of charm to the cigar as well, with notes of leather, ground pepper (both red and black) and wood.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Apr 01, 2018 | Score: 91

Fashioned with a wedge-shaped head, this well-made figurado is spicy and bold with lots of leather notes and some woodiness. The finish is rich and hearty.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Oct 01, 2005 | Score: 91

A great, wedge-headed shape that's well-made, with a dark and streaky wrapper. It smokes well. This is a very strong cigar with spice and wood flavors, plus a hint of orange peel. Full bodied.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Oct 01, 2003 | Score: 90

An intriguing, interesting figurado with a head like that on a saxophone. It's full bodied, with spicy, coffee and leather notes. Full bodied.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Aug 01, 2003 | Score: 89

Impressive-looking figurado with a wedge-shaped cap. Though the burn fluctuates, the draw is great. This full-bodied cigar has flavors of cedar and leather, leading into a smooth, spicy finish.

Issue: Cigar Insider: May 01, 2003 | Score: 89

This unique figurado has a wedge-shaped head. it's well made and toothy. Flavors are strong and balanced with woody, leathery notes and a touch of caramel.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jan 01, 1970 | Score: 92

Litto Gomez used to make only mild cigars. His Double Ligero Chisel is quite the opposite. Loaded with leathery, brawny flavor accented by black pepper notes, the cigar is powered by Gomez’s homegrown filler and binder and finished with a rich, dark leaf of Sumatra-seed wrapper grown in Ecuador by the Oliva family. It’s a cigar that can’t be ignored, from its bold flavor to its distinctive head, which resembles the mouthpiece of a woodwind instrument or the hand tool that gives this cigar its name. Ligero is the strongest type of filler tobacco, and Gomez aptly warns the smoker of the extra kick to this 6 by 54 figurado.

Cigar Aficionado's 100-Point Scale
  • Classic: 95-100
  • Outstanding: 90-94
  • Very good to excellent: 80-89
  • Average to good commercial quality: 70-79
  • Don't waste your money: 0-69
100-Point Scale