La Flor Dominicana Double Ligero Chisel Maduro
Chisel Maduro
92
points
Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
54 54
Tasting Note
With its black, wedge-shaped head, nothing in the cigar world looks quite like a Chisel Maduro. Its creation goes back to one day when La Flor’s Litto Gomez was driving from Santiago to La Canela in the Dominican Republic, chewing on a torpedo as he was deep in thought. By the time he reached his destination, the torpedo head had been flattened. Taken with the new shape, Gomez came up with the Chisel, a figurado with a head that looks like a hand tool or a woodwind instrument. The natural version is powerful, but this 6-inch x 54- ring leathery Maduro is sneaky strong—you don’t feel the power until it’s upon you. It’s a difficult shape to roll, this brainchild of Gomez, who is clearly one of the cigar world’s most innovative minds.
Size Figurado
Ring Gauge 54
Length 6"
Filler Dom. Rep.
Binder Dom. Rep.
Wrapper U.S.A./Conn. Broadleaf
Issue Cigar Aficionado – N/A
Price $7.25
Designation Top 25 of 2007 | Rank: 14
More Reviews of this Cigar
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Oct 01, 2011 | Score: 91

Draws and burns perfectly, despite the odd head, offering a full-bodied, yet balanced array of coffee, leather, earth and floral flavors.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Apr 01, 2007 | Score: 91

Exceedingly dark and oily, this chisel-shaped figurado gives off a rich aroma as it burns. The smoke is lush with sweet leather, cream and spice notes that build to a long finish. A medium- to full-bodied cigar that performs well in all areas.

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
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