288. El Viejo Continente Maduro Lancero

Gifted by Benjamin George, owner of Puros.se.

Location: This review was made indoors in Mellgrens cigar lounge.

Information: Tobacco from Nicaragua.

Size: 7.5×36, Lancero.

Wrapper: Dark chocolate, oily but with a rough feel with tiny veins.

Construction: Medium firm feel when lightly squeezed.

Cold draw: Cacao, dried fruits and oak wood.

1st third: Starts of with a light spice note in the back of the mouth, sweet cacao and dried fruits like apricots and plums with a hint of oak wood.

2nd third: Keeps the previous flavours with a well balanced flow.

Burn: Burns hasty but with a sharp finish, white stable and firm ash.

Smoke: Voluminous white smoke, cool feeling on the tongue and light draw.

3rd third: Well balanced flavours until the very end, was hard to let it go.

Duration: 22:00-23:10, 1h 10min.

Conclusion: A medium bodied cigar with a medium strength profile.

Result: In my book this is an 91 point cigar.

/Cigar Reviewer André

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