Cigar Aficionado

Casa Fernandez Lancero
Lancero
92
points
Honduras
Honduras
40 40
Medium-Full
Medium-Full
Tasting Note
Tabacalera Tropical is the quiet giant of the cigar business. The company grows vast amounts of tobacco in Nicaragua via its Aganorsa arm and employs tobacco men from Cuba to turn it into cigars meant for a serious palate. Arsenio Ramos, who once worked for Cubatabaco and always seems to have a cigar crammed in his jaw, calls his Casa Fernandez "a man's cigar." It's a nearly flawless lancero fitted with a dark oily wrapper and pigtail cap and characterized by gutsy, powerful notes of hickory and chocolate on the palate.
Body Medium-Full
Size Panetela
Ring Gauge 40
Length 7 1/2"
Filler Nicaragua
Binder Nicaragua
Wrapper Nicaragua
Issue Cigar Aficionado – Jan 01, 2010
Price $7.00
Designation Top 25 of 2009 | Rank: 21
More Reviews of this Cigar
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Dec 01, 2012 | Score: 91

A darkly hued, solidly rolled lancero with a substantial draw and even burn. Intensely woody, oaky flavors at first become sweet and balanced with nutty, floral notes.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Aug 14, 2012 | Score: 91

A darkly hued, solidly rolled lancero with a substantial draw and even burn. Intensely woody, oaky flavors at first become sweet and balanced with nutty, floral notes.

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