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Quick Smoke: Epicurean Gonzo Vintage 2007 Lancero

21 Dec 2013

Each Saturday and Sunday we’ll post a Quick Smoke: not quite a full review, just our brief verdict on a single cigar of “buy,” “hold,” or “sell.”

Gonzo Lancero

Part of Gary Griffith’s House of Emilio portfolio, the Epicurean Gonzo Vintage 2007 blend, owned by Steven Ysidron, consists of a dark broadleaf wrapper, filler tobaccos from Jalapa and Condega, and two binders (one Mexican San Andres, one Jalapa). The Lancero (6.5 x 38) is a downright wonderful smoke with notes of black licorice, dry wood, espresso, and sweet raisin. Quite complex and well-balanced. The texture is heavy and leathery, and the combustion qualities are excellent. This box-pressed beauty is an easy recommendation at its going rate of about $9.

Verdict = Buy.

Patrick A

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