Thanks to its unorthodox shape, the Lancero offers a unique smoking experience. In terms of construction, the lancero is difficult to master — balancing the tobacco and rolling the cigar is much more challenging than in your traditional smoke. However, it’s this requirement for craftsmanship that makes the lancero so enjoyable. Because this cigar has less filler, the wrapper plays a key role in the overall flavor profile.
So if you consider yourself a cigar aficionado, the lancero is for you. Ready to put this puff to the test? Keep reading to get to know our favorite lancero cigars.
Oliva Serie V Lancero
The Oliva Serie V Lancero has made quite a name for itself within the lancero community, receiving 6th place on Cigar Aficionado’s Top 25 Cigars of 2019 list. This full-strength cigar is made with Nicaraguan long-fillers and an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper and measures at 7” x 38. With an earthy taste of chocolate, nuts, spice, and leather, the Oliva Serie V boasts intense flavors.
Leaf By Oscar Maduro
Oscar Maduro’s Leaf Lancero offers a Honduran blend with a Nicaraguan Jalapa wrapper. This cigar reminds us to never judge a book by its cover — when first opened, you’ll find a leaf that’s anything but elegant. However, remove this outer layer, and you’ll be pleasantly surprised by a dark and oily cigar. The Leaf has a medium-full profile and provides flavors of coffee, chocolate, vanilla, cedar, and pepper.
Herrera Esteli Edicion Limitada Lancero
The Herrera Esteli Edicion Limitada entered the cigar scene in 2014 and quickly grew in popularity. With a Nicaraguan filler, a Honduran binder, and an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper, this is a slender and delicious smoke. The Herrera Esteli has a medium strength, a medium-full body, and a taste of coffee, wood, chocolate, bread, and citrus. This is a limited edition cigar, so if you're able to find one of these in the wild, be sure to hang on to it!
Joya de Nicaragua Antaño 1970 Lancero
“Joya de Nicaragua” translates to “Jewel of Nicaragua,” and honestly, that says it all. The Joya de Nicaragua Antaño 1970 Lancero is a dark and oily smoke that offers a full body of intense flavors. Take a puff and taste pepper, leather, wood, and dark chocolate.
My Father La Promesa Lancero
While a thinner smoke, My Father La Promesa Lancero is anything but weak. This medium-full strength cigar consists of an Ecuadorian Habano Oscuro wrapper and a Nicaraguan binder and filler. The La Promesa is hand-rolled, has a beautiful red-brown color, and features flavors of pepper, leather, oak, and sweet cream.
The Diesel Disciple
Last, but certainly not least, we have the Diesel Disciple. This bold blend has its roots in Nicaragua and features a Mexican San Andrés wrapper. Luckily, the inside is just as impressive as the outside. With a mix of Ecuadorian Sumatra and Nicaraguan tobacco, the Disciple offers tastes of earth, pepper, and oak, creating a sweet flavor that is sure to surprise.
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