A.C.E. Prime Cigars
Luciano The Traveler by A.C.E. Prime Cigars

Vitola: Churchill
Length: 7.0
Gauge: 46

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Sumatra
Binder: Ecuadorian
Filler: Ecuadorian
Blender/Creator: Luciano Meirelles
Factory: Tabacalera Pichardo
Purchase Source: The Stash Smoke Shop
Date Purchased: September 6, 2019
Price: $13.49
Date Smoked: February 27, 2022
Quantity: 3

Luciano The Traveler by A.C.E. Prime Cigars

 A.C.E. Prime Cigars, Ecuador Pelo De Oro, Ecuadorian: Sumatra, Luciano Meirelles, Luciano The Traveler Once lit, I soon discovered that this Luciano “The Traveler” isn’t what I remembered from my first experience…. At least without looking at my notes… earthy cedar and a black pepper blast welcomed me at the first third… the retrohale provides plenty of black pepper flavors and a white pepper zing to compliment them.

Wow, this is a stronger cigar than I expected… same dark rich tobacco flavors are coming through a perfect draw for this slim cigar with the addition of some dark coffee notes. The retrohale still zings of white pepper… I’m waiting for the Sumatra wrapper to deliver some of its goodness… stay tuned.

I don’t know why some of the other cigar revivers were smoking, but this one ramped up by the time I reached the final third… deep rich flavors for sure, and a slight bead of sweat on my brow to reflect the strength of this specimen. An enjoyable cigar surprise for sure… not what I expected today. Still no sign of the Sumatra wrapper… oh well, I still enjoyed it as I discovered some new nuances about this Vitola today.

Smoke Time: 90 minutes 

Until next time…
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COVID-19 Day 707:
 A.C.E. Prime Cigars, Ecuador Pelo De Oro, Ecuadorian: Sumatra, Luciano Meirelles, Luciano The Traveler Once lit, this Luciano The Traveler by A.C.E. Prime Cigars provided very nuanced tobacco flavors of cedar, cream, and black pepper… lots of black pepper with a retrohale that represent the flavor of black pepper and not the spicy zing. So far so good for my second time with this cigar.

Coming into the second third of this medium-bodied cigar, I was wondering if the wrapper was going to crack… and, there she goes. But, not as bad as the first time. I’ll persevere.

Moving on… dry cedar tobacco flavors take over and I’m enjoying myself with this nuanced Ecuadorian Sumatra treat… Is that leather I’m picking up?

Anyway, I had a good time with this Luciano The Traveler. And, I have one more resting in the TupperDor!

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A.C.E. Prime Cigars, Ecuador Pelo De Oro, Ecuadorian: Sumatra, Luciano Meirelles, Luciano The TravelerToday was my first time with this Luciano by A.C.E. Prime (A Cuban Experience) Cigars a brand new cigar brand I discovered by way of Isaac Miller at The Stash Smoke Shop in Milwaukie, Oregon.

The Luciano cigar is a beautiful looking cigar — Once lit, it had a pretty tight draw and was difficult to keep lit for the first inch or so, but that was probably because I wasn’t paying attention it… this could be a high maintenance lady.

Once I got it warmed up, the draw started to improve delivering mild woody earth flavors with very little pepper spice on the retrohale.

I had a tight spot somewhere in the last third so I used a toothpick to try to open it up a bit… it seemed to help.

Finally, I’m halfway through and the draw opens up… I can relax my cheeks from working so hard now… only, the wrapper is starting to crack and unravel. Hmmm, I’m not happy about this. It sounds from reading, that others have had the same issue with this cigar.

I’m at the last third there are no transitions that I could detect along the way… except everything is ramping up now… including the unraveling of the wrapper.

I have another one of these that I think I’ll let marinate in the TupperDor for a few months and see if it behaves differently next time. At $13.50 per cigar, I expect more!

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