- Wrapper: Cameroon
- Binder: Dominican Republic
- Filler: Dominican Republic
- Size: 7.2″ × 41″ Lancero
Appearance and Construction
Covered in a cedar sleeve this is a well crafted cigar with few veins and a gorgeous pigtail cap. The slightly dark Cameroon wrapper showcases the Fuentes importance in the the appearance of their cigars. Long and slender this cigar tells you that you need to take time and care when smoking it.
Flavor and Smoke Characteristics
The first few puffs give you that sweet profile indicative of a Cameroon wrapper. A little white pepper and graham cracker on the palate builds into a nice start. Lanceros offer the smoker a tasting display of the wrapper that is being used and this one is something else.
Midway leather and sour cherry notes come into play integrating with raw sugar sweetness. In addition a bit of spice picks up however never too overwhelming. The lancero is a medium bodied smoke at this point with nuanced flavors.
The final third gives sweet and salty characteristics along with cherries and a long finish. As the cigar nears closer to the end I get a honeyed tea like quality that rounds the cigar out nicely.
Lanceros are said to be a “ Connoisseurs Smoke” as the use of quality long filler Tobacco burned properly can yield wonderful flavors in this vitola. The Fuentes are known for their quality, creativeness and adherence to detail. The Don Carlos Lancero is a cigar that if you can find it will offer the seasoned smoker a sophisticated medium bodied smoking experience.