Gifted by Principle Cigars.
Location: This review was made outdoors during a cloudy late afternoon, with 20C, 49% & 6 m/s wind.
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut
Binder: Dominican Rep Monte Plata
Filler: Dominican Rep & Nicaragua
Origin: Dominican Rep
Factory: Kelner Boutique Factory (Dominican Rep)
Box: Sold in 20 count boxes.
Availability: Regular Production
Size: 7.5×39, Lancero
Wrapper: Almond light brown, smooth texture with tiny veins.
Construction: Fairly firm and even when lightly squeezed.
Cold draw: Hay and lemon & peach ice tea.
1st third: Starts with a toasted bread, natural almonds, green tea and sandalwood. Very smooth an non-intrusive flavours so far.
2nd third: Those citrus notes from the cold draw appears of lemon & peach ice tea and merges lovely with sweet brioche bread, pink pepper and the sandalwood stay in the background.
Burn: Burns fairly sharp with a firm and even gray ash.
Smoke: Voluminous smoke with a cool feeling on the tongue with a medium light draw.
3rd third: While keeping the previous flavours intact until the very end they are encased in a creamy whipped cream and light milk chocolate note.
Duration: 17:35-19:05, 1h 30 min.
Conclusion: A full bodied cigar with a light to medium strength profile. A real pleasurable smoking experience, there aren’t many lanceros bringing this much flavour without being overpowering.
Result: In my book this is an 93 point cigar.
/Cigar Reviewer André