The cigar industry has seen a big shift the past few years to stronger cigars. Many out there want something with full flavor and full bodied. I don’t always go for those, since I like to not pass out from smoking a cigar. Once in awhile I will go out and smoke a full-bodied cigar to enjoy something different. I was surprised to see La Flor Dominicana get into the full-bodied range since they are known for a good quality mild cigar. A few years ago, Litto Gomez, created a line of powerhouse cigars, and for me, the Chisel seems like not only a full-bodied smoke, but a great shape cigar too.
Upon looking at the Litto Gomez Chisel (5 1/2 x 54) I knew I would be in for a great cigar. It’s dark, oily wrapper with it’s unique shape was a main attraction. After lighting it up, I picked up some leather, cedar and coffee notes, but nothing too powerful. It had a great white ash on it, and held together beautifully. I smoked it almost half way before the ash even thought about falling off. Once halfway into it, the cigar kicked in. It burst into full-flavor and spice. The finish was strong as well, with a nice black cherry taste. This cigar is not for the faint of heart. And don’t be fooled by its slow start. This cigar eases into its strength, and once there, doesn’t quit. If you are looking for a full-bodied smoke, check out the Chisel. Oh, and cut it the way Litto does, with a punch cut on top of the chisel. It’s a great way to smoke it.
Country: Dominican Republic
Filler: Dominican Republic
Binder: Dominican Republic
Wrapper: Dominican Republic