Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Cain F Lancero Review

Cain F Lancero - 7 X 38. Wrapper - Nicaragua Habano, Binder - Nicaragua, Filler - Nicaraguan Ligero (Jalapa, Condega, and Esteli). Full bodied.

Initial taste - Dry cedar & spice.

First third - Cedar, spice and leather. Near the end of the first third, the spice is more prevalent followed by the leather, cedar and a citrus flavor that begins to emerge.

Second third - Now the flavor profile gets really good - strong spice and a flavor that I can only describe as a lemon - citrus type flavor with the leather and the cedar fading into background. Great balance and smoothness.

Last third - Strong spice, lemon citrus leather and some notes of cedar. Very long tasty finish of spicy citrus leather.

Construction, burn and draw were perfect. The burn produced a razor-sharp dark gray ash that held on.

A fantastic, rich cigar with great balance and very good complexity. Easily one of my all-time favorite lanceros. One of the impressive aspects is the smoothness associated with this cigar for being such a powerhouse. This is the result of the triple fermentation process that the ligero leaves are put through. MSRP - there isn't a MSRP because The Cain F Lancero, will only be available in a sampler as a “gift with purchase” at Studio Tobac World Tour events in 2011. Expect to see The Cain F Lancero packaged in an aluminum tube. Highly recommended but be forewarned to have a full meal before smoking this gem.

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