Cigar Aficionado

Trinidad Fundadores
40 40
Tasting Note
A slim smoke with a veiny wrapper and tight pigtail cap. It draws well, though the burn is a bit uneven. Initial flintiness dissipates to show notes of nutmeg, ground pepper and a saccharine sweetness.
Body Medium
Size Panetela
Ring Gauge 40
Length 7 1/2"
Filler Cuba
Binder Cuba
Wrapper Cuba
Issue Cigar Aficionado – Aug 01, 2018
Price £24.00
Box DateMarch 2015
More Reviews of this Cigar
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Apr 01, 2017 | Score: 90

Long and slim with a tight draw. The smoke begins light with sweet tea and a bit of gingersnap before chewier notes of molasses and cinnamon emerge.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Apr 01, 2015 | Score: 90

Tightly packed with tobacco, this lancero has a bit of a firm draw but still produces a sweet and floral smoke full of nougat, vanilla bean and incense notes.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Dec 01, 2013 | Score: 88

A lightly wrapped lancer with a pigtailed cap and firm draw. Floral, perfumey notes settle down to show black tea flavors and a hint of coffee.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Dec 01, 2012 | Score: 93

Nearly perfect in appearance, this slim cigar has some resistance to the draw but burns evenly. Earthy and peppery flavors layer the palate before a dried cherry sweetness and a subtle spice.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Sep 27, 2011 | Score: 92

Long and thin with a pigtail cap. The draw is a bit firm, but this lancero shows lots of coffee bean character balanced by touches of spice and earth.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Apr 01, 2010 | Score: 89

A thin, veiny cigar with a very healthy, oily complexion and easy draw. Leather notes complement flavors of roasted nuts and dark coffee before a medium-bodied, gummy finish.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Oct 01, 2005 | Score: 86

A panetela with a near-perfect pigtail. The draw and burn are fine. The smoke is cedary and a bit harsh at times, a good performer without much intensity of flavor. A smoke that might come back alive with a few months' age.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Apr 01, 1998 | Score: 90

Well made, with an oily wrapper and a pig-tail. It's leathery and peppery, with a rich aroma. At the time, this cigar was sold for 46 Canadian dollars.

Cigar Aficionado's 100-Point Scale
  • Classic: 95-100
  • Outstanding: 90-94
  • Very good to excellent: 80-89
  • Average to good commercial quality: 70-79
  • Don't waste your money: 0-69
100-Point Scale