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.
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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.
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.