Litto Gomez Diez Chisel Puro
Chisel Puro
92
points
Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
54 54
Tasting Note
In one decade, cigarmaker Litto Gomez has gone from newcomer to sage. Originally a maker of mild smokes, Gomez has transformed his La Flor Dominicana into a company that has cigars for every taste, from easygoing to eye-openingly strong. His Diez is the latter, a Dominican puro made entirely from tobacco he grows on a farm in La Canela. The cigars pack a full-flavored punch smacking of leather and earth. And this 5 1/2 by 54 smoke has the distinctive chisel head, a wedge-shaped creation by Gomez that’s unique to the cigar world. Sadly, Gomez’s farm is but 100 acres in size, which limits the amount of tobacco he can get for this smallproduction brand. He shipped only about 15,000 Chisel Puros in 2004, with hopes of increasing production later.
Size Figurado
Ring Gauge 54
Length 5 1/2"
Filler Dom. Rep.
Binder Dom. Rep.
Wrapper Dom. Rep.
Issue Cigar Aficionado – N/A
Price $10.50
Designation Top 25 of 2004 | Rank: 11
More Reviews of this Cigar
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jun 01, 2015 | Score: 90

First puffs of this chunky smoke are overwhelmingly strong, but settle down a bit to develop salty, leather intonations and touches of toffee and acidity.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Dec 01, 2008 | Score: 93

A perfectly rolled wedge-shaped cigar with a great draw and even burn. There’s lots of leather and pepper in the smoke complemented by a cedary sweetness.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Sep 09, 2008 | Score: 93

A perfectly rolled wedge-shaped cigar with a great draw and even burn. There’s lots of leather and pepper in the smoke complemented by a cedary sweetness.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Aug 01, 2006 | Score: 90

This intriguingly shaped cigar is a powerhouse. It’s leathery, earthy and strong, with coffee and cedar notes, along with a touch of black cherry. Complex and full bodied.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Aug 24, 2004 | Score: 92

A toothy, dark figurado with a uniquely flat railroad spike cap. It has a rich, heavy aroma that compliments its great strength. Sumptuous flavors include spice and leather, leading to a long, cherry-flavored finish. Full bodied and balanced all around.

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