Cigar Aficionado

Trinidad Fundadore
Panetela
92
points
Cuba
Cuba
40 40
Tasting Note
A beautiful lancero that draws well. The smoke is sweet and complex, with notes of leather, marzapan, sweet cedar and black cherry. Full bodied.
Size Panetela
Ring Gauge 40
Length 7 1/2"
Filler Cuba
Binder Cuba
Wrapper Cuba
Issue Cigar Aficionado – Aug 01, 2002
Price £17.20
More Reviews of this Cigar
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Dec 01, 2011 | Score: 92

Long and thin with a chocolate-hued wrapper and pigtail cap. The draw is a bit firm and flavors are slow to start, but eventually, this lancero shows lots of coffee bean character along with a touch 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: Dec 01, 2008 | Score: 87

A good-looking, pigtailed lancero with a notably firm draw, offering a medium-bodied array of tea, wood, and nutty flavors.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Apr 01, 2007 | Score: 89

Golden brown with a pigtail cap, this well-made panetela is woody and cedary with a sprinkling of herbal tea notes. Toasty flavors were noted as well making this a mellow, medium-bodied cigar.

Issue: Cigar Insider: May 09, 2006 | Score: 87

This panetela has a slightly firm draw and uneven burn. It has a dry, woody character and a leathery, bready finish. A decent performer.

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 Aficionado: Oct 01, 2004 | Score: 92

A gorgeous gran panetela with a flag tip. It has a fine burn and draw. The flavor is rich and complex, with varied flavors including cashews, cocoa and coffee. Elegant and smooth, what a lancero style should be.

Issue: Cigar Insider: May 01, 2004 | Score: 86

This gran panetela has a haggard appearance, with a wrinkled sand-colored wrapper. The draw is lush. It has a cedary, spicy flavor with a hint of milk chocolate. Some inconsistency was noted.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Apr 01, 2004 | Score: 89

A gran panetela with a pigtail tip. The draw is slightly firm. It’s chewy, woody and earthy, with a toasty, nutty flavor. Medium bodied.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jun 01, 2003 | Score: 91

A superbly crafted gran panetela. It has a lush draw, and a fine aroma. It's a leather bomb, with a fruity sweetness as well as coffee notes. It improves with each puff. A full-bodied cigar.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Feb 01, 2003 | Score: 90

A long and lean panetela with a pigtail. It has good color, and was rolled well. The smoke is creamy and complex, with peppery flavors, a touch of licorice and notes of leather. Medium to full bodied.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jun 01, 2001 | Score: 88

A silky cigar with a perfect pig tail. It burns very well, but the draw is firm. It's leathery and chocolaty, with a roasted flavor and a hint of coffee.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Sep 01, 2000 | Score: 90

Beautiful color and construction. It has a sour note that gives way to an earthy sweetness, with notes of dried citrus, burnt caramel and leather.

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