Cigar Aficionado

Cohiba Lancero
Lancero
91
points
Cuba
Cuba
38 38
Medium
Medium
Tasting Note
Long and slender with a pigtail cap. The draw is firm, but workable, and the burn is even. First puffs are floral and earthy before showing notes of salted caramel, chestnut and graham cracker, all culminating in a nutty finish.
Body Medium
Size Panetela
Ring Gauge 38
Length 7 1/2"
Filler Cuba
Binder Cuba
Wrapper Cuba
Issue Cigar Insider – Oct 08, 2019
Price £36.30
Box DateNovember 2017
More Reviews of this Cigar
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Dec 01, 2019 | Score: 91

Long and slender with a pigtail cap. The draw is firm, but workable, and the burn is even. First puffs are floral and earthy before showing notes of salted caramel, chestnut and graham cracker, all culminating in a nutty finish.

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 Insider: May 24, 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, 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.

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