Tuesday, November 11, 2014

San Lotano Maduro Lancero

San Latano Maduro Lancero
Like I said, it was cold the other day, it's even colder today, and here's another cigar I picked up from Legends of Fire inside Northern Quest Casino, the San Lotano Maduro Lancero from A.J. Fernandez Cigars.

Firmly packed and covered in a stout, toothy, Oscuro wrapper, this is one nice cigar. Surprisingly, for such a stout wrapper, it only contains a few fine veins and since it's a Lancero, it's finished with the classic pig-tail cap. Testing the cold cigar, the draw is a bit firm, but OK, with the same flavors found in foot, cocoa.

Cocoa and black pepper are the initial flavors once the cigar is burning, but the pepper quickly fades leaving behind just the cocoa. The best way to describe the medium bodied flavor mix is to call this cigar a chocolate bomb. Besides the chocolate, there were nuances of cream, brown sugar, leather, caramel, toast, dark chocolate and some scattered mild black pepper. There was a long finish and a flavor battle throughout the last third. Burnt mocha hit right about the band, but that quickly changed as some full bodied black pepper hit for a few puffs. The pepper was replaced by cocoa, then the burnt mocha came back lasting to the nub.

A sixty-five minute smoking time added to the great construction, complex flavors and razor sharp burn make this cigar another winner from A.J Fernandez. If you don't smoke the cigars A.J. creates, you are really missing out.

Rated 92