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Old 01-20-2019, 11:56 AM   #1
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I've always liked lanceros, and it recently dawned on me that I rarely buy/smoke them. So I've been buying and smoking quite a few lanceros. So I'm gonna smoke a few lanceros today, and post short reviews in this thread.

First up is Crafted by Casa Fernandez (7.5" x 40). I had never heard of this line, but added a bundle of 10 to an order from Serious Cigars a while back. No exaggeration, these are probably the best cigar I've smoked so far this year, including CCs. Bold but smooth, good draw/burn, lots of subtle flavor changes, no harshness or ammonia flavor even at the nub. Halfway through my second one, I ordered 4 more bundles.
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Old 01-20-2019, 12:30 PM   #2
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Lover lanceros. I'm looking forward to reading your reviews throughout the day.
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Old 01-20-2019, 01:25 PM   #3
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Lover lanceros. I'm looking forward to reading your reviews throughout the day.
Same here. Also the only reason I need to go fire one up.
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Old 01-21-2019, 09:11 AM   #4
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Wrong forum but right cigar size $ .20.... Do you think they burn longer than they should? John and I drove up to the shack to water the plants before picking up Tom at the airport. Smoked a couple 2001 Cohiba Lanceros which felt like tent pegs but smoked like a dream. Didn't smoke particularly slow or fast. Hour to the shack, hour and twenty to the airport. Finished the cigars as we pulled into the airport. 20 Lanceros? WTF
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Old 01-21-2019, 11:19 AM   #5
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Wrong forum but right cigar size $ .20.... Do you think they burn longer than they should? John and I drove up to the shack to water the plants before picking up Tom at the airport. Smoked a couple 2001 Cohiba Lanceros which felt like tent pegs but smoked like a dream. Didn't smoke particularly slow or fast. Hour to the shack, hour and twenty to the airport. Finished the cigars as we pulled into the airport. 20 Lanceros? WTF
I've never smoked a 2 hr lancero, but a 2 hr Cohiba lancero sounds amazing.
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Old 01-21-2019, 11:34 AM   #6
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Alec Bradley Coyol Petite Lancero (6.5" x 41)

The size is more of a lonsdale, but oh well.

Nice looking, well-rolled cigar. Perfect draw. Woodsy in the nose with bit of "baking spice" on the finish. Mild side of medium "strength". A better cigar than the La Palina, but as was the case with the La Palina, nothing that makes me want to buy multiple boxes.
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Old 01-20-2019, 12:36 PM   #7
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La Palina Classic (7" x 38)

Nice looking cigar, medium brown wrapper, good construction and draw.

Fairly typical medium bodied Habano wrap flavors. Not a bad smoke but nothing mind-blowing. I won't buy any more.
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Old 01-22-2019, 08:45 AM   #8
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Cool thread, Mark. I'd say probably half the NCs I smoke are lanceros, just taste the best to me for many Nics and DRs.
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Lancero's need to be smoked on the slower side or they get way too hot and acrid tasting. Not an easy to feat for me to smoke anything slow !
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My Father #4 lancero (7.5" x 38)

Nice looking wrapper with a faint floral aroma similar to the RP Sun Grown. Heavy in the hand, good construction and perfect draw.

Honestly, this one was a bit disappointing. I like most DPG cigars, but this one has an "off" flavor on the finish that I just don't care for. I thought it might be a fluke, so I unwrapped one from the cello and let it sit for a few weeks. Same thing. A weird, unpleasant flavor on the finish.
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Had my first Lancero about two weeks ago. It was a Southern Draw Rose of Sharon Thorn I received from the Privada Cigar Club. I took my time smoking it and found it very flavorful with an awesome draw. Really enjoyed it and waiting to smoke a few more I have sitting in my box, An Olive Serie V and a Tatuaje Lancero. Just subscribed and looking forward to more reviews. Thanks Mark
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I really enjoy the Oliva V lancero. Have a few left with about 4 years on them.
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I really enjoy the Oliva V lancero. Have a few left with about 4 years on them.
I've tried a few Oliva Vs and didn't like them. If I see some lanceros I'll grab one.
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Tatuaje Miami Especiales (7.5" x 38)

Nice looking cigar, well-rolled, good draw.

Nice smoke at first, but about halfway this thing starts tasting nasty as hell. Strong chemical/ammonia aftertaste.

I gotta be honest, with all the bad experiences I've been having lately, I am pretty much done with Pepin-made cigars. Kinda sucks, but he isn't the first cigar maker I've kicked to the curb after too many bad sticks.
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Check out Stogies Wold Class Cigars out of Houston. They have their H-Town exclusives.
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^ Nice! Thanks! I think a sampler or two is in my immediate future!
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as far as torano glass anyone try Carlos Torańo Reserva Decadéncia?
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Cigar Bundles of Miami Tampa Blend lancero (7.5" x 38)

I was granted a really special request and had 2 bundles fresh off the table sent to me. Excellent!

Really great looking wrappers. Tobacco and floral scent to the wrapper. Nice little pigtail cap that cuts easily. Perfect draw.

NICE smoke. Spice up front, leathery finish at first, then the floral I smelled on the wrapper makes an appearance in the second half. Large smoke volume. At $4/stick for a fantastic USA made cigar, these really can't be beat.
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Nicaraguan Overruns maduro lancero (Serious Cigars)

Snagged a bundle of these when they were on sale recently based on a recommendation from oldforge.

These 7 x 38 lanceros are a nice deep brown. The wrapper has the most amazing smell. You know the smell of a big, walk-in humidor at a cigar shop? THAT smell. That exact smell! Well-rolled, surprisingly heavy in the hand for a skinny cigar. Perfect draw.

Pretty typical maduro flavors in the first half. Cocoa, coconut, a little coffee. Good burn, large smoke volume. Solid 2" ash. Full side of medium "strength". Similar flavors in the second half, but with a nice sweetness on the draw. A very nice smoke. One of the best lanceros I've smoked since starting this thread.

And at just over $2 a stick, these are a huge winner. Thanks, oldforge!
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Casa Fernandez Miami lancero (7.5" x 40)

I make no secret of my love for this company. This was one of the cigars that made me realize my love for lanceros. Grabbed a box recently.

Spicy, full-bodied but smooth, well constructed. Deep flavors, a flavor that I have just come to call 'Nicaraguan spice'. Y'all know what I'm talking about. I am enjoying this lancero with a nice glass of petite syrah wine.

Huge thumbs up for the Casa Fernandez Miami lancero.
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