|A beautiful lancero that draws well. The smoke is sweet and complex, with notes of leather, marzapan, sweet cedar and black cherry. Full bodied.|
|Issue||Cigar Aficionado – Aug 01, 2002|
|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.
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