Illusione HL Holy Lance Lancero

Vitola: Lancero
Length: 7.5
Gauge: 40

Wrapper: Nicaraguan Cafe Colorado
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Nicaragua
Blender/Creator: Dion Giolito
Factory: Fábrica de Tabacos Raíces Cubanas S. de R.L. (Raíces Cubanas)
Country: Honduras
Purchase Source: Sellwood Cigar
Date Purchased: June 27, 2018
Price: $10.80
Date Smoked: February 27, 2019

Illusione HL Holy Lance Lancero

 HL, Holy Lance, Honduras, Illusione, Lancero, Nicaraguan Cafe Colorado This has been resting since June, 2018

I left my Perfect Cutter at home this morning, so it’s going to be a V-Cut today. By mistake I was off center with my V-Cut somewhat resembling a Dickman-Cut; we’ll see if this adds anything.

First draw and I can tell that this is going to be a great experience; earthy tobacco and leather flavors greet me and I welcome them with open arms. There’s a subtle bit of pepper on the retrohale; let’s see what develops.

I’m almost at the end of the first third and the pepper spice has arrived making for a lasting finish and something extra on the retrohale. This is a beautiful cigar.

At the second third and a sweet almond, paste flavor is starting to appear underneath the dominant earthy tobacco flavors, leaving me with a sweeter finish now.

Wow, I’m just going to sit back and enjoy this ride. I purchased this in June (8-months) and this was a very smooth, complex, and earthy smoke.

I’ll do it again soon. I only purchased one of these at the time.

Stay Chill
Stay Smoky

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