If you’re familiar with the current offerings of La Flor Dominicana, you’re probably a little puzzled by the name of this review. A Double Ligero Cameroon? Is Brian wrong, or this a manifestation of his previously documented lunacy? Will it help if I mention the box was actually labeled “CameooM” [emphasis added]? No?
Well that’s because these cigars are not widely available. The word is that Litto Gomez actually made this special blend of Double Ligero for a local Atlanta shop Puff N Stuff. Why review such a limited cigar line? Well my hope is that if it turns out to be a good cigar, and the public asks for it, maybe La Flor Domicana will respond with increased production. But in the meantime if you contact Al at Puff ‘N’ Stuff, you just might be able to arrange to pick up a few. But we’re getting ahead of ourselves here, let’s check the cigar out first.
Size: 7 1/3 x 38
Binder: Dominican Republic
Filler: Dominican Republic
Smoking Time: 2 hours
Lots of tobacco, tiny footprint
To begin with, these smokes are not in anyway visually different from the regular Ecuadorian wrapped cigars. In fact, even though I knew these cigars were in the humidor, I didn’t see them until they were pointed out to me. So if you’ve seen the Double Ligero lancero, you’ve seen this cigar.
If you haven’t, the first thing you’ll notice is how impressively long and slender it is. A cigar like this takes a great deal of skill to roll, and it’s even more impressive to find it consistently firm. I did note that it was a little on the veiny side, but the veins weren’t particularly large.
The scent of the wrapper was the only thing that seemed inconsistent to me. One cigar had a aroma that was like compost and honey, while the other one I smoke had an interesting chicken bullion aroma. Both smelled very much like hay at the foot of the cigar. In the cold taste I got a flavor that was reminiscent of the filler of a Fig Newton. (Yes I did have a few recently, but not before either review!)
As you’ll note in the Tower of Burn below, the burn on this cigar was great. The line was nice and even, and the cigar held an impressive ash given its very small ring gauge. In fact, it held an ash longer than some cigars with nearly double the ring gauge.
What you can’t tell from the pictures is that the draw was also excellent. Together, the ash and the draw are an excellent testament to the great construction of this cigar.
It would be immediately obvious to anyone familiar with the normal Double Ligero that this is not the same cigar. If you didn’t know about the other blend, you’d think that somebody was pulling a fast one on you. The Cameroon really comes through. Right from the very beginning, it’s sweet, a little creamy and slightly fruity. I also got a good amount of citrus and spice. It really seemed like there were layers of flavor, so each puff had an initial flavor, a follow up flavor and then a still different finish. For example, in the first third the spicy citrus was often followed by a smooth slightly creamy leather which ended with a bit of pepper in the finish.
The second third generally was a little bit more earthy than the first, but the fruitiness, citrus, and some of the spice remained. The cigar seemed to get a bit sweeter as it moved into the final third, and there was some creaminess as well. Overall, the final third was pretty similar to the previous one.
I bought this cigar for $10.95, which I think is a little more expensive than the Ecuadorian Double Ligero. That’s most likely due to the very, very limited availability of these smokes. I winced a bit when I grabbed these, but hey, I had to try them.
The great thing about the lancero size of the Double Ligero lancero is that it both makes the cigar accessible to people who would normally be bowled over by the ligero, while at the same time really magnifying the impact of the wrapper leaf. So it really makes sense that the lancero vitola was the chosen to try out a new wrapper leaf. And in this case, the Cameroon really shined. This cigar had great flavor, and it was significantly different than the regular Double Ligero lancero. I really enjoyed it, and would recommend it to fans of the Double Ligero and Cameroon wrappers.
I haven’t asked the folks at Puff ‘N’ Stuff about it, but if you’re interested, I’d recommend giving them a call or email to see about arranging a purchase. That is, if they have any in stock right now!
Liked It: Yes
Buy It Again: Yes
Recommend It: Yes
Tower of Burn
Here for your viewing pleasure is my trademark Tower of Burn.
9 thoughts on “La Flor Domicana Double Ligero Lancero Cameroon”
I haven’t had an LFD in awhile. I think I’ll need to correct that. I’ll have to see about grabbing some of these.
I have to disagree with you on this cigar. I smoked it a couple of weeks ago and hated every minute of it. I was given the cigar by a friend and housed it in my humidor for approximately two months but the aging that I did didn’t help it out.
Good review though.
Indeed you should Cigar Jack.
Yep, tastes in cigars differ and this cigar has a pretty bold flavor. So if you don’t care for it, I’m not surprised you’d hate it by the end.
Just curious though, this Cameroon wrapped cigar looks exactly like the Ecuadorian one that’s widely available, was it this one you had? The flavors are significantly different between the two, so it’s entirely possible to hate one and like the other. (I’m thinking I like this one the best, but I like both.)
That ashtray is hilarious!!!
No, that was the one and I hated and I tried the other one you mentioned and didn’t care for it either. Hey, I guess that’s why there is so many other brands out there.
As I always state “Never smoke a shitty cigar because life is too short.” – Stew.
Brian I would classify both those smokes in that category (LOL).
I have always enjoyed LFD, thanks for the review! I think ill give this one a shot.
Good point Joel,
If we all liked the same stuff, there’s probably be a lot fewer cigars out there. I agree to disagree! LOL
Give it a shot Cole, I think you’ll like it.
By the way guys, in case Al at Puff ‘N’ Stuff doesn’t have ’em in stock, give Jim over at Blue Havana II a call. He does right now. Just don’t buy my box! LOL
I know I’m raising an old post from the dead here, but I smoked one of the LFD Cameroon lanceros the other night and wanted to leave a comment.
First, I enjoyed your review and found my experience to be similar. Overall I’ve been very impressed with the DL lanceros that I’ve had and while I didn’t necessarily think this was better than the others, I did think it was just as good but in a different way. The balance exhibited by this cigar was great, no flavor was overly dominant, the strength matched the flavors perfectly, and overall I felt this was a very well made cigar. Of the La Flor cigars I’ve had, the lanceros share the top spot with the Cameroon Cabinet #1, which I also think is an exceptional cigar.
That’s all. Thanks for the review.