Friday, March 4, 2011

Casa Magna Lancero Review

Casa Magna Lancero - 8.25 X 40. Wrapper - Nicaragua (Cuban Seed), Binder -Nicaragua (Cuban Seed), Filler - Nicaragua (Cuban Seed). Medium bodied.

Initial Taste - Earthy woodiness.

First third - Spice, earthy leather and sweet nougat.

Second third - Spiciness continues, earthy leather and the very enjoyable nougat sweetness. Very nicely balanced.

Last third - More of the same, spice, earthy leather and sweet nougat. Long finish of spice, earth and leather.

Construction was excellent - beautiful dark brown wrapper with a slight oily sheen. No major veins were visible. Burn was razor sharp producing a dark gray ash that held on. Draw was perfect.

A fantastic cigar with excellent balance and complexity. I really liked this flavor profile - smooth and tasty. The Lancero is available in boxes of 7 cigars. MSRP is $12.95 for this size. Easily a consideration for my Top 10 for 2011.

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