Cigar Aficionado

La Flor Dominicana Air Bender Chisel
Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
54 54
Tasting Note
Litto Gomez is a creative cigarmaker, and perhaps his greatest innovation is coming up with the Chisel shape in 2003. The flattened figurado has a head that looks like a handtool or the mouthpiece of a woodwind instrument. Its latest incarnation—fall of 2010—is our No. 10 cigar of 2010, the La Flor Dominicana Air Bender Chisel. It lives up to the reputation for power and full flavor that previous Chisels share. Made from a blend of Gomez's homegrown Dominican filler and binder tobaccos, including some piloto Cubano, Sumatra seed and Corojo, the smoke is finished with Habano-seed wrapper leaf grown in Ecuador. Gomez used a leaf of ligero from a higher priming for the wrapper on this cigar, giving it a darker hue and more strength than his other La Flor Dominicana Air Benders. Bold from the very first puff, the cigar is strong and meaty, full of spice and coffee notes, with a finish reminiscent of a whiskey barrel. Gomez's cigars are renowned for power and spice, and the La Flor Dominicana Air Bender Chisel is no exception.
Body Full
Size Figurado
Ring Gauge 54
Length 6 1/2"
Filler Dom. Rep.
Binder Dom. Rep.
Wrapper Ecuador
Issue Cigar Aficionado – Jan 01, 2011
Price $8.50
Designation Top 25 of 2010 | Rank: 10
More Reviews of this Cigar
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Oct 01, 2018 | Score: 90

Shaped like a chisel, this dark cigar gleams with oil. While there's some resistance to the draw, it imparts a spicy, leathery and earthy smoke sweetened by hints of raisin and marshmallow.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Dec 01, 2017 | Score: 91

Fashioned with a wedge-shaped head, this unorthodox pirámide begins herbal and woody before intensifying to richer, stronger notes of licorice and chocolate that lead to a spicy, cedary finish.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Oct 12, 2010 | Score: 93

Beautifully rolled with a flawless wrapper and chisel head. The first puffs instantly deliver a strong, meaty smoke full of coffee, spice and a whiskey barrel finish.

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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