Review: La Flor Dominicana Cameroon Cabinet Chisel #4

I’ve smoked a number of cigars from La Flor Dominicana but never any of the Cameroon Cabinet series. I am a big fan of Cameroon wrappers, so when I was presented a sample for review, it moved to the top of my list.

Originally released as a No. 1 (6-1/2x44), No. 3 (4-3/4x40), No. 4 (6-1/4x54), No 5 (6x50), a Torpedo (6x54), and a Lancero (6x38); these started out as small release in 2007 for cigar events.

 

Vitola: Gran Toro

Size: 6-1/4” x 54 Ring Gauge 

Wrapper: Cameroon

Binder: Dominican

Filler: Dominican, Nicaraguan

Cigars Smoked for this Review: One each

Price Point: $9.80 MSRP

Cigar Purchased: Distributors Sample

Quick Note: For this review we used Logan’s rating system. You can view it in detail here.

 

“The La Flor Domincana Cameroon Cabinet #4 is a cigar that is going to have broad appeal to the average cigar smoker.”

 

 

Check out my video review here:

 

Surgeon’s Rating: 86 AKA “A Couple”

The on the La Flor Dominicana Cameroon Cabinet nose presents some meaty quality, leather, spicy earthiness with hay and some smoky / peaty like qualities out of the foot.

Using a v-cut on the chisel tip, resulted in some wrapper unraveling and a tight draw. I made a second v-cut to correct which resulted in a fixed draw.  Long after my review was completed, found this video of Litto Gomez demonstrating how to cut a Chisel.

I found the Chisel tip on the LFD Cameroon Cabinet uncomfortable in my mouth.

My initial draws produce some nuttiness, sweetness, and a mixture of nuts and chocolate on the retrohale. Some earthiness comes through with a light hint of pepper at the end of the first third.

 

 

In the middle third the sweetness drops off and settles into an earthy profile with a hint of pepper. I didn’t find the middle third as complex as the first third.

The sweetness and nuttiness returns to compete against the earth in the last third.

Total smoking time 1 hour 30 minutes.

The La Flor Domincana Cameroon Cabinet #4 is a cigar that is going to have broad appeal to the average cigar smoker.

I intend to revisit this cigar in a non-Chisel format to see how it performs in comparison.

 

Surgeon’s Pairing Recommendation:

Cigars with Cameroon wrappers tend to be pretty versatile for pairing. Coffee would be a slam dunk, along with any delicate scotches, whiskey, or colas.

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Comment by Jeff M. on May 24, 2016 at 7:40am

I haven't smoked a chisel tip yet, but I do love some Cameroon.

Comment by Ky70 on May 24, 2016 at 9:16am

Nice review.  I love the torpedo...it's my favorite Cameroon cigar.  I have not noted the same intensity of flavors in the chisel and toro...those have both been somewhat boring for me.

BTW, I believe #4 is the designation for the toro.

Comment by atllogix on May 24, 2016 at 10:16am
Nice review. I need to light this one up. It's been a while since I had a Cameroon but I enjoyed that leaf when I was smoking them more often.

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Comment by Jason Meyers on May 24, 2016 at 10:29am

Good review on this. I like the Cameroon in the lancero size but none of the other sizes I've tried have done anything for me. I have not tried all the different sizes.

Comment by Charlie on May 24, 2016 at 4:22pm

I thought the lancero was decent...nothing special or worth tracking down...

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