Monday, March 31, 2014

Emilio Cigars: La Musa Melete Lancero

The La Musa Melete in its former branding, the Grimilkin from, Emilio cigars, is one of my all time favorite blends in the toro and robusto vitolas. Believe it or not, in 35 years of smoking cigars, this is my first lancero and I am pretty excited to give it a try.

Quick Details
  • Cigar Size: 7  x 40 Lancero
  • Wrapper:  Nicaraguan
  • Binder: Nicaraguan
  • Filler: Nicaraguan
  • Cutting Method: Xikar guillotine
  • Paired with: Diet Pepsi
  • Price: $10.20 Sample for review provided by House Of Emilio
 La Musa Melete
With its pig tail cap and its seamless wrapper, construction of this La Musa Melete lancero is top of the line. Checking aromas from the foot there were feint fruity notes to the nose and flavors found testing the free cold draw were a mix of toast, fruit and rich tobacco. There was also a nice lingering, nutty aftertaste from the cold draw.

As the burn progressed it left behind a soft medium gray ash, but the highlight of this cigar was the complex flavor mix. Nearly each draw had a different mix of flavors. During the 70 minute smoking time I found notes of caramel, nuts, oak, cream, sweet tea, camp fire, wheat straw, brown sugar, toast and coffee in just about any combination you can imagine. The finish was long with a flavorful mix of toast, coffee and sweet cream.

Overall my first experience with a lancero was fantastic. The La Musa Melete had superior construction, a great burn time and a fantastic flavor mix that kept me guessing through the entire experience. If you get the chance to smoke one of these, don't pass it up!

The La Musa Melete is available in these sizes: Robusto (5×50), Toro (6×50), Torpedo (6×52), Corona (5.5×46), Lancero (7×40)

Appearance and construction: 19
Flavor: 19.5
Smoking characteristics: 19
Overall experience: 19.5
Purchased Price: 17
Total: 94

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