696. Principle Archive Collection 1842 Lancero

Gifted by Principle Cigars.

Location: This review was made outdoors during a cloudy afternoon with 12C, 86% humidity and 4 m/s wind.

Wrapper: Mexican San Andrés
Binder: Brazilian Cubra
Filler: 2x Dominican Republic
Origin: Dominican Republic

Factory: Julian Sued Boutique Factory (Dominican Rep)
Box: Sold in 10 count boxes.
Release: 2022
Availability: Limited Edition to 500 boxes (5000 cigars) worldwide.

Size: 7.5×40, Lancero.

Wrapper: Coffee bean brown, silky smooth with tiny veins.

Construction: Fairly firm and even when lightly squeezed.

Cold draw: Cacao covered dried fruits like dates, hay and potting soil.

1st third: Freshly brewed medium roasted coffee, mahogany wood, chestnuts, syrup loaf and a light spice mix in the background.

2nd third: The spice mix gets a more prominent role in the second part with notes of cinnamon, nutmeg and a touch of ginger keeping the blend alive with the previous mentioned flavour notes still percent.

Burn: Burns sharp with a firm and stable white-ish ash. The ash dropped after I accidentally bumped it a bit to abruptly when going to take a photo of it the first time.

Smoke: Voluminous smoke with a cool feeling on the tongue with a medium light draw.

3rd third: The flavour profile stays consistent in the last part but a bit more nuanced than in the beginning. It acts and burns fantastical without any problems with construction. Hard to let it go it just keeps on delivering a pleasant experience.

Duration: 17:20-18:40, 1h 20min.

Conclusion: A full bodied cigar with a medium strength profile, really enjoyable this cold and humid afternoon and the flavours really reminded me of the autumn season and it held itself up beautifully for being a Lancero. All though it will be a hard to find release it’s something you should enjoy if you got them.

Result: In my book this is an 94 point cigar.

/Cigar Reviewer André

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