A great lancero. Toasty and aromatic upon light. Full of flavor, slight pepper, toast, nice aroma. Great ash and a clean, classy smoke when out with your woman or hanging with the boys at a bar. Have lots in my humidor and will continue to buy as long as they are made!
Picked one of these up on a recommendation, and I'm glad I did! Description is very right when it says its Cuban-esque. For the price its a great smoke, great construction, smoke, and burn time. Pick them up now because if this cigar goes into production after the blendlab it will most certainly cost more.
I loved this stick i just wish it was a bigger 50-60 ring stick
First couple draws produced peppery smooth taste, slightly bitter on back of tongue. cigar mellowed toward middle. Almost too mellow, but finished nicely. I smoked it until i couldn't hold it any more. Had to relight twice. I would buy more if it was a 5 dollar cigar.
This cigar was pretty good. Draw, Burn and Flavor were moderate.
This cigar was also a gift. Panatella cigars are not a favorite for me. This one came to me kind of beat up. As a matter of fact it was bent and curved. I think my son said the dog might have stepped on it. I was not expecting much. This one turned out to be a pleasant surprise. Nice even burn and good flavor and was consistent. It was a good cigar but the size is wrong for me. I would not purchase it again.
I purchased 20 of this cigar on the recommendation of salesperson who was thought I would like the flavor. I also like the lancero shape. The flavor, taste and the draw were very good but I was only able to smoke about 2/3 of the cigar because as soon as I cut it the wrapper started to unwind making it difficult to smoke and I finally gave up. I hope the other 19 I bought do not end up like this one. It was not a solid cigar, not sure if that was because of the wrapper issue or not.
I trashed this cigar for the construction after the first one I smoked. Thank God I bought plenty more. Every subsequent cigar had been verry well constructed with a good draw, nice burn and a flavor I enjoy. My tastes run towards the full cigar and this one fills the bill just fine. It is the kind of cigar that leaves a nice aftertaste. I will be back to buy more!
had it at the guild last night. Nice cigar.
I usually like a robusto sized cigar and after talking with your associated who suggested the Lancero size I thought I would give it a try. It was very enjoyable with good flavor, good draw, and a lot of smoke; the cigar lasted about 40 minutes with about 2 inches remaining. The last 3 or 4 draws were strong, kind of burny tasting so I stopped smoking. I also noticed that about 5-10 minutes later I was a bit buzzy and a little nauseated. Oh well; I still enjoyed it! Thanks for sugesting!
A very tasty lancero blend with smoothness throughout. Notes of subtle sweetness as well as spice. Could be paired with a subtle scotch or cognac. Worth the money
Beautiful aroma when lighting the foot and the cigar starts well with a creamy flavor. It loses some body and flavor in the middle despite the easy draw and even burn. It makes a comeback in the last inch. Might work better with a beverage that brings out its flavor throughout. At $6.50 I am on the fence about a repeat purchase.
What a great cigar. Tons of nutty flavors. Mild at the beginning but builds steadily as you go. It's a great first of the day cigar. Or, as your last one of the day if you've been smoking ligero laced bombs all day. A very refined smoke. Great burn even in windy conditions.
Bill from Springfield Illinois
I'm not usually a fan of long and lean cigars, but this one surprised me with it's draw and burn. Both were excellent! And altho there weren't copious amounts of flavor, it did have more than I'd expected. Nice cigar, in my opinion. Definitely glad i tried it and will re-order.
Construction seems good and the cigar is visually appealing with a nice wrapper leaf and pig-tail cap. The light-up brings some pepper and sweet tobacco notes. The burn goes astray a few times down this 7.5 inch lonsdale. About halfway down the body builds from mild to medium and stays medium. Sweet cedar and tobacco with light pepper and a touch of coffee w/cream. Decent cigar - for the flavor and the burn I would like it a dollar cheaper.
I do not have a refined pallet as some do. with me it is once I am smoking it, if I experience any particular node or flavor it must smack me in the face, other than that, if my pallet says this is a good smoke to be enjoyed again, then thats how I feel. This current blend is an excellent cigar. The job you folks are doing is great, keep up the excellent work and keep producing these great blends.
this is a really nice smoke i will buy again. i'm not usually one for lancero or panatera sizes, but no denying this is a hit. great, even burn, smooth flavor, medium to full body, blend lab should make this a regular release. one suggestion: make it in robusto, toro, churchill and, perhaps, double corona sizes.
The sj-7542 is a very cubanesque type of stick! Once lit.. You can taste a mild honey nut sweetness...the draw from this cigar is ever so smooth.... With a flawlessly even burn!as it warms up and you get to the heart of this blended beauty...your taste buds start to savor the hearty but smooth taste that keeps you yearning for more!! Great job CI!