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Padilla Series ’68 Lancero Cigar Review

by Bryan Glynn, January 2, 2013
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Padilla Series ’68 Lancero Cigar Review

This 7.5×42 stick features a dark brown firm toothy wrapper with a slight red hue, minimal veins, tight invisible seams, a tiny pigtail cap and sweet candy aroma. First light reveals a snug draw with good smoke output showing flavors of a smooth creamy texture and taste with an aged musty slightly bitter tobacco with a very slick cool finish. The first third morphs the bitterness in to a sweetness, continuing the core flavors of the musty aged tobacco, bringing body to a medium-full. 30 minutes in the 2nd third is winding down, going to a sweet cinnamon flavor with the tobacco, adding a zing through the long finish. Ending at the hour mark, the last third drops the sweetness for a deeper earth and adds quite a strength buzz, matching the medium-full body. Thank you very much to viewer Justin Hodges for sending this in for review!

  • Sirfubes

    I believe the serie 68 is one of the cigars Padilla discontinued. This makes me a sad panda. I only have 9 robustos of this left.

  • Marc

    nice rant Bryan ….

  • Spencer G

    Hey Bryan! Hope you had a good winter holiday and new years. What would be your cigar of 2012? If you cannot decide, what would be your top 3?

    All the Best

  • JJO

    Lol The Padilla website seems to have been “under construction” for well over a year (maybe even two or more) now. The ’68 has been discontinued and apparently was listed as a 38RG, but Mike at mikesstogies.com also thought it was at least a 40-42RG. Sad to see the ’68 and 1932 go.

  • Justin

    Hey Bryan, I’m glad you didn’t think it was a dog rocket. I quite like them and am disappointed they are discontinued as Sirfubes reports above. The box I got online was quite inexpensive at the time, one to two years ago…..about $2.50 apiece IIRC.

  • joeralls

    never had a lancero .. i def. want to try one though

  • eric.hanson

    ood review, had one of these last night in robusto in a box I got like a year ago for like $40. With hat in mind thse a great deal, nice medium bodied smoke lots of musty aged flavors and also som sweetness and wood.

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