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The Love of Lanceros

The long, thin cigars are making a comeback among true connoisseurs
Gregory Mottola
From the Print Edition:
Kevin Costner, July/August 2008

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For those who are comfortable with it, there is no shortage of good lanceros, and for those who are curious, many can now find long, thin versions of the cigar brands they are familiar with. If a Cohiba smoker is willing to put down his Siglo VI or shelve his Sublimes for a little while and light up a lancero, he may taste the brand in an entirely different way. Wine drinkers go through this type of epiphany all the time, only in an inverse capacity, never understanding why Bordeaux from a huge, inordinately pricey Imperial size bottle should taste any different from a standard 750 ml bottle—until, of course, they try some.

This recent awakening of interest in lanceros should not be mistaken for a fad. Lanceros may drift in and out of cigar vogue, but those with the most erudite palates know that the lancero will remain a perennial, if not unsung, classic.

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