1502 Black Gold Lancero

An enjoyable smoke, but some burn quality, draw, and some bitter flavors held the stick back. This stick doesnt stand up well on its own, but paired with a peppery malbec, spiced dark rum, or creamy italian roast cofee could put it into a much more enjoyable space. Not all cigars are great on their own, but this is an excellent pairing cigar.

Wrapper: Mexican San Andrés / Binder: Nicaraguan Double Binder / Filler: Nicaraguan

Vitola: Lancero / Size: 7 × 40

Factory: Plasencia Cigars S.A. / Country of Origin: Nicaragua

Notes of cedar, dark chocolate, and roasted coffee beans

Lemon grass & toasted Cedar compliment the bouquet of the body.

Raisins, Apricots, and dried cherries with a slight earthiness to balance out the sweet fruits

Some bitter tannins presented themselves like you might experience in a younger red wine from a mineral rich region. But those flavors almost seemed to compliment the sweet cream, coffee, and leathery notes I got from the rest of the third.

Some bread notes, a nice rustic pano like you might find in your neighborhood italian bakery. Olive Oil, salt, and a touch of black pepper helped to round out the notes for the 2nd third. The smoke output is picking up and as the smoke becomes denser, im able to experience the flavors at a deeper level.

The final third was fairly consistent with the second, the black pepper transitioned to a more crisp pepper, like a roasted poblano if anything could be said for a change in the flavors.

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Philip Murphy

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