Store bought at Sweets n Cigars.
Location: This review was made indoors in Sweet Leaf’s lounge.
Wrapper: Nicaraguan Corojo Oscuro
Binder: Nicaraguan Jalapa
Filler: Nicaraguan Triple Ligero
Factory: Plasencia Cigars S.A.
Box: Sold in 5/30 count bundle/box.
Availability: Regular Production
Size: 7×38, Lancero
Wrapper: Coffee bean, oily with a little rough texture with tiny veins.
Construction: Fairly firm and even feel when lightly squeezed.
Cold draw: Earthy sweetness.
1st third: Starts with rich dark chocolate, shortbread, whipped cream and sandalwood.
2nd third: Getting notes of ground medium roasted coffee added.
Burn: Burns sharp, with a crisp and stable white ash.
Smoke: Voluminous smoke with a cool feeling on the tongue and with a light draw.
3rd third: The only addition is a light pepper note in the background, but nothing that is interupting the previous flavours.
Duration: 19:00-19:55, 55 min.
Conclusion: A full bodied cigar with a medium strength profile. Overall a fantastic experience, I already loved the Robusto and Minutos from previous years so this was a pleasant thing to behold the blend performing greatly in the Lancero format too.
Result: In my book this is an 92 point cigar.
/Cigar Reviewer André