|As if the La Flor Dominicana Double Ligero blend wasn't powerful enough, the Lancero size rendered the strong, spicy smoke even more intense. Lanceros might give less smoke in terms of volume, but the thinner ring gauge tends to concentrate the smoke, especially as it flows from cigar to palate during the draw. The cigar is bracing from the very first puff, letting you know that, despite the skinny dimensions, this is a formidable cigar. Initial puffs are seriously spicy, but the piquancy is balanced by leather and coffee notes—even a sweet hint of honey on the finish. Brand owner Litto Gomez grows the Dominican tobacco in this cigar on his own farms in La Canela, which is dryer and hotter than many other tobacco growing regions in the Dominican Republic.|
|Issue||Cigar Aficionado – Jan 01, 2018|
|Designation||Top 25 of 2017 | Rank: 23|
|More Reviews of this Cigar|
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Apr 01, 2017 | Score: 91
Bracingly spicy from the first puff, this strong smoke balances its piquancy with leather and coffee notes, though the finish is sweet with honeyed wood.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Apr 01, 2016 | Score: 89
A very dark cigar gleaming with oils. Its easy draw and burn imparts strong coffee bean and red pepper spice. Notes of hickory and minerals lead to a slightly waxy-tasting finish.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Apr 01, 2010 | Score: 87
A dark lancero with a tightly wound cap but softish head, firm draw and uneven burn. Plenty of fresh tobacco notes come through but some damp leathery flavor offset the balance.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Apr 01, 2007 | Score: 89
A rich, oily panetela with some veins but good overall construction. Strong underlying tobacco flavor supports the cigar’s leather and woody notes. The finish is long with a hint of bitterness.
Issue: Cigar Insider: Feb 21, 2006 | Score: 89
This panetela gives off a rich aroma, forming a white ash as it burns. Spice, leather and wood flavors lead to a peppery finish. Good strength and performance.
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