While feeling the effects of flu like symptoms I put the call out on twitter for a couple of guest reviews while I get better. Well thanks to some great Brothers of the Leaf the call was answered. Today is the first of at least 2 guest reviews…
This is Agent 24 from The Cigar Spy Agency, doing some “off the books, contract work” for A Cigar Smoker.com! My mission was the La Flor Dominicana Double Ligero Chisel. The LFD lines are from Litto Gomez. The Double Ligero is known for its potency and top of the line hand-craftsmanship. It is billed as full-bodied monster not for the faint of heart. The Chisel is a favorite that has a flattened head that well, resembles a chisel. Let’s give this stick a run and see where it takes us.
Cigar: La Flor Dominicana Double Ligero
Size: 6 x 50 Chisel
Wrapper: Dark Natural Ecuadoran Natural Sun Grown
Filler: Dominican Ligero
Appearance and Construction: The LFD has a nice dark brown oily wrapper. It is firm in construction from head to foot and has that great LFD band. I really like the bands on these cigars, the color just appeals to me. This one is quite veiny and there are two that actually push up through the wrapper that has me a little worried, but we shall if it leads to any burn issues.
Flavor & Notes: The Chisel has pre-light aromas of espresso and hay. Once lit, I get strong flavors of espresso and roasted nuts. There is quite a bit of spice on the retrohale, but not overwhelming. I like my cigars to pack some spice, so I don’t mind it at all. The flavor profile stayed consistent, but did start to leave a bitter aftertaste in the last 1/3. I found it to be strong, but not the powerhouse I was expecting.
Burn/Ash/Draw: The burn was solid up until about the final 1/3. I had to do a re-light at that point. The ash was white and solid. I didn’t ash it for the first time until I was over 1/3 of the way through the cigar. It was not flaky at all. The draw was my biggest issue with the LFD. My initial cut was not enough once I got about an inch into it. I had to cut off an additional ¼ inch or so to get a solid draw. I thought I may have to do that, but after the cold draw, I thought I would be ok. The flattened head definitely impacted the draw.
Overall: The LFD Double Ligero Chisel is listed as a full-bodied cigar. I would agree with this, at the end, the nicotine did creep up on me a little, but was never overwhelming. It was overall a good smoke, but I don’t think I would buy this particular size and style again. I had a much more enjoyable experience with the L500.
Thanks Agent 24 for a great review!