Mario Palomino has a storied past. One that would take hours to fully discuss. So I'll just keep it simple. Once a highly sought after Jamaican brand, Mario Palomino has been off the market for quite a few years now. Today, it's back and better than ever. Boasting a striking similarity to the original blend, you'll find the same smooth, mellow flavor you've been missing all these years.
Hailing from its new home in Nicaragua, each Mario Palomino comes dressed to impress, outfitted in a silky Connecticut wrapper. This leaf houses a core of Jamaican and Nicaraguan seco and viso long-fillers, creating a fairly tame yet reminiscent profile. Creamy, balanced and distinct, the mild to medium-bodied smoke remains cool and straightforward. I'll admit it's not the most complex cigar I've had. But it's no doubt a great mild offering catered toward those seeking a cigar a bit out of the ordinary.
“This one surprised me. Got a bundle of em on sale... Expected average smoke, nervous they would have to be given away or lay in the vault for 10 years. Nope! Beautifully wrapped n capped, steady draw, even burn, creamy plumes of smoke; not too mild but not quite medium, taste was creamy throughout and totally satisfying. Very happy with purchase and definitely keepers!”
DC of Beaumont, TX
“Lancero: Easy to light. Above average appearance, construction, draw and burn. Some extra attention of more frequent draws needed at times to keep lit which is not unusual for a Lancero size. Heavy smoke output for this size and slightly creamy mouth feel. Mild to Medium strength and mild flavors. Sweet cedar wood, hay and hints of sourdough bread with a slight pepper tingle on the short finish. Flavors remain consistent throughout with a slight increase in strength at half-way point.”
PC of LEXINGTON, SC
“Tried one before giving them time in the humidor. Draw was a little tight, a little extra effort to light, and the burn was even. The flavor was mild to match the body, nothing exotic but very enjoyable. I would buy these again when there's a discounted deal, but I probably wouldn't pay full price for them. If the humi makes a difference I'll repost.”
GD of Valencia, CA
“Do not buy. The first box I got they were all dried out and cracked. I returned them for a new box. The replacements looked better but once I smoked one I realized they too were a dry, stale, harsh smoke. I returned them also for a refund. Thats the last time I buy a closeout cigar. At least CI`s customer service was good.”