Balmoral, Royal Agio
Balmoral Anejo XO Oscuro Lancero by Balmoral Cigars (Royal Agio)

Vitola: Lancero
Length: 7.0
Gauge: 40

Wrapper: Brazilian Arapiraca Sun-Grown
Binder: Dominican Olor
Filler: Nicaraguan, Brazil, Dominican Republic
Blender/Creator:
Factory: Agio Caribbean Tobacco Company
Country: Dominican Republic
Purchase Source: Sellwood Cigar
Date Purchased: November 15, 2019
Price: $13.90
Date Smoked: February 21, 2024
Quantity: 20

Balmoral Anejo XO Oscuro Lancero by Balmoral Cigars (Royal Agio)

02/21/2024


02/16/2022
COVID-19 Day 696
 Añejo XO Oscuro, Balmoral Cigars, Dominican Republic, Lancero, Mexico San Andres, Robusto If you’ve been hanging around long enough, you’ll know or soon find out that I’m a huge fan of the Balmoral Anejo XO Oscuro in Robusto vitola of this blend and, I know for certain that this Lancero Vitola has performed brilliantly before in the past and today, I expect the same marvelous experience…

Ask and You Shall Receive:
Once lit, familiar smooth deep rich tobacco flavors of dark coffee, leather, and cocoa are welcomed on my palate with a decent black pepper and leather finish on the retrohale.

Smoking closer to the second third, the leather flavors ramp up and I’m very happy with that development. The retrohale has become very zippy and almost tear-producing. I think I’ll be content just to luxuriate the rest of the way.

I can’t wait to smoke this again, and again, and again!

Stay Smoky
Stay Chill


02/03/2020
Añejo XO Oscuro, Balmoral Cigars, Dominican Republic, Lancero, Mexico San Andres, Robusto Today was my first time smoking the Lancero version of the Balmoral Anejo XO Oscuro and I’m a fan!

I am very happy and surprised at the Balmoral Anejo XO Oscuro in Lancero that I’m smoking today… on the very first day of my Lancero February 2020.

Through a perfect draw, maybe a little on the “too open” side, this cigar delivers… coffee, cocoa, and leather with just a splash of black pepper to coat my tongue for a “classy” finish. The retrohale echoes the black pepper with just a touch of spice to keep it interesting.

At the second third, the smoke is thick and plentiful delivering more of the flavors that I’ve come to love in the other vitolas of this Limited Edition cigar. Hats off to the roller who has expertly created this awesome cigar. It is performing beautifully; not to mention the awesome tobacco flavors that I expected came through.

At the last third, everything ramps up as two hours of smoking have concentrated everything toward the cap end… and I can’t stop smoking this… I want more.

Until next time.

Stay Smoky
Stay Chill


The Experience

Appearance:Smooth
Combustion:Even
Ash: Even
Draw: Perfect
Smoke Output: Medium
Flavor: Earthy
Strength: Medium
Body: Medium/Full
Finish: Complex
Value: Good
Overall Rating (1-5): 5

The Cigar

Chocolate: 3
Coffee: 3
Cream: 3
Earthy: 4
Fruit:
Grass/Hay:
Leather: 3
Pepper: