Monday, November 24, 2014

Passport Lancero By Crux Cigars

It's been so busy around here, I'm running a bit behind. This Passport Lancero By Crux Cigars came in last month's Cigar Of The Month package from Cigar Train. It's just my 2 cents here, but I think Crux has great logo! 

Holding the Passport in my hand, it's a beauty. It's packed well full length, the oily, maduro colored wrapper is seamless and contains only the finest of veins. From the cold foot there are notes of rich, fermented tobacco to the nose and once the standard triple cap is clipped, the firm draw has flavors of spicy fruit. 

As the Passport burned it started with mild bodied flavors of cocoa, corn syrup, toast, brown sugar and nuts. After the first third the cocoa changed to chocolate leaving a nice chocolate aftertaste plus there were nuances of caramel and cream mixed in. The Crux Passport Lancero finished it's eighty minute burn with a nice medium bodied mix of chocolate, cream and spicy white pepper. Tasty!

Although this cigar had a great flavor mix, over-the-top construction, and a razor sharp burn, I have to say the draw was tight enough to hinder the smoking experience of the first half. It did however free up right around the mid point. Even with the draw problems, this cigar is a winner. 

Rated 92