|This pigtailed lancero has a bit of a firm draw, but burns quite evenly. Its leathery, salty qualities become slightly floral before a sweet and chewy nougat finish.|
|Issue||Cigar Insider – May 24, 2016|
|Box Date||May 2014|
|More Reviews of this Cigar|
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Feb 01, 2018 | Score: 89
A beautiful panetela adorned with a pigtail cap. Though the draw is quite firm, the cigar burns evenly, offering floral and woody notes with touches of almonds and vanilla. The finish is sweet.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Apr 01, 2016 | Score: 90
This pigtailed lancero has a bit of a firm draw, but burns quite evenly. Its leathery, salty qualities become slightly floral before a sweet and chewy nougat finish.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Apr 01, 2015 | Score: 87
A veiny, rustic-looking lancero with soft spots. Ample smoke on the draw that imparts simple sweetness, acidity and a salty finish.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Dec 01, 2013 | Score: 92
An oily lancero with a neat pigtail cap. The draw is a touch firm but still conveys plenty of spicy leather and peppery cedar flavor with touches of salted caramel and an underlying toastiness.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Dec 01, 2012 | Score: 90
This long, thin cigar is a bit firm to the draw, but full of nutty nougat flavors balanced by pencil-lead notes and steady coffee character.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Dec 01, 2011 | Score: 94
Though there is some firmness on the draw, this lancero shows a complex progression of flavors, starting with cinnamon and nutmeg intonations that lead to a robust and profound coffee flavor that lasts on the finish.
Issue: Cigar Insider: Mar 08, 2011 | Score: 90
A slow starter that eventually opens up to show oaky notes, leathery flavors and a touch of vanilla sweetness. The draw and burn are even throughout.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jun 01, 2010 | Score: 88
This lancero is draped in a toothy wrapper and topped with a perfect pigtail. There’s plenty of leather flavor in the smoke as well as floral note, but the finish is a bit green.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Dec 01, 2008 | Score: 90
A lovely lancero with a nicely twisted pigtail cap. The draw is notably firm, but manages to deliver lots of wood, leather and vanilla bean flavors. Well balanced.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Apr 01, 2007 | Score: 89
A long lancero topped off with a nice pigtail twist. It draws well, showing steady notes of wood, sweet leather and a slight spiciness. The finish is long and leathery. Medium to full bodied.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Oct 01, 2005 | Score: 92
A beautiful panetela with an oily wrapper. It has a fine draw and even burn. It has cocoa bean and leather notes with an earthy quality to the finish. Complex, rich and balanced with a medium to full body.
Issue: Cigar Insider: May 24, 2005 | Score: 85
A thin, attractive smoke with a firm to tight draw. It has some grass and earth flavors, but the draw hurts it.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Apr 01, 2004 | Score: 84
An oily lancero with lovely construction. Several tested cigars suffered from draw problems—from firm to tight to plugged—and the flavors are woody and somewhat rough.
Issue: Cigar Insider: Feb 01, 2004 | Score: 87
This pigtailed panetela is gruff and coarse. The draw is tight and the burn uneven. Medium-bodied flavors include coffee bean and earth with a papery note.
Issue: Cigar Insider: Aug 01, 2002 | Score: 87
An elegant shape but a tight draw. The cigar is mild to medium bodied with notes of nuts, leather and a hint of earthiness. A short finish.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Aug 01, 2002 | Score: 91
A beautiful lancero with a well-done pigtail. The draw is a bit firm, but the smoke is leathery and full bodied, with a smooth, nutty flavor.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jun 01, 2001 | Score: 86
This veiny cigar has an extremely tight draw. It's woody, creamy and a bit tangy.
Issue: Cigar Insider: Jun 01, 2000 | Score: 83
This cigar has an irregular bunch. The draw is tight, and the smoke is sour, gassy and bitter. Unpleasant and disappointing.
Issue: Cigar Insider: Feb 01, 1999 | Score: 84
This sleek, dark cigar suffers from a tight draw. Although rich and cedary, it has a pungent note that suggests youth.
Issue: Cigar Insider: Jun 01, 1996 | Score: 87
A rough cigar with an attractive flag tip. It draws and burns well, leaving a flaky ash. There are some sweet notes in the medium-bodied smoke, but it finishes a bit dry.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jun 01, 1993 | Score: 87
Our tasters found the Lancero too tightly rolled and difficult to draw, but it can be rich and harmonious with a coffee, nutty character.
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