741. Vegas de Santiago D8 Lancero Limited Edition 2020

Gifted by Marc Niehaus, owner of Vegas de Santiago Cigars.

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

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano 2000
Binder: Ecuadorian Criollo
Filler: Costa Rica, Dominican Republic & Peru
Origin: Costa Rica

Factory: Tabacos de Costa Rica (Costa Rica)
Box: Sold in 20 count boxes.
Release: 2020
Availability: Limited Edition

Size: 7.5×38, Lancero

Wrapper: Milk chocolate brown, silky smooth with tiny veins.

Construction: Fairly firm with uneven feel when lightly squeezed.

Cold draw: Cedarwood.

1st third: Starts with a anis and nutmeg spice, cedarwood and cream.

2nd third: The aniseed is the prominence flavour in the second part.

Burn: Burns sharp with a firm and stable white-ish ash.

Smoke: Medium voluminous smoke with a cool feeling on the tongue with a light draw.

3rd third: No changes in taste just a heightened white pepper spice added.

Duration: 15:25-16:55, 1h 30min.

Conclusion: A medium bodied cigar with a medium strength profile. For people who like anis or licorice this might be a good cigar for you.

Result: In my book this is an 90 point cigar.

/Cigar Reviewer André

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