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Blanco Nine Lancero Cigar Review

by Bryan Glynn, July 12, 2013
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Blanco Nine Lancero Cigar Review

This 7×38 stick features a dark chocolate lumpy satin textured wrapper with a firm pack, minimal veins, tight invisible seams, double cap and potent chocolate and hay aroma. First light reveals a perfect draw with plumes of thick medium-full bodied smoke showing flavors of a slightly bitter wood and chocolate with a long smooth finish. The first third quickly drops the bitterness, shifting to a dark cocoa and black coffee, which is joined by a slight black pepper zing on the long smooth creamy textured finish. Burn is very good but fast, dropping the ash every inch. The 1/2 way point comes quickly at 20 minutes with the only change being the strength ramping up to a medium, giving the flavors a nice kick up. Ending at 40 minutes the last third showed no further changes. This is one of my favorite cigars, I have a ton of them on hand 🙂 You can get them from BlancoCigars.com (which I designed as well).

  • ascrivner

    Why are the lances so much more expensive? Robustos for $120 , lances for $209?

    • More in the box

    • And yes I know it sucks they dont do smaller packs. I have tried time and time again to convince Dave people dont always like to buy boxes but he won’t hear it.

      • Boucher207

        Thats my issue, over $200 for a box, thats steep.

        • Right there with you man. I can only suggest to bombard them with email suggesting smaller options maybe they will listen to the public more than me 🙂

          • Boucher207

            haha good idea!

  • TimB

    Have to try the Nine ..you only live once. LOL

  • AngSolo

    Actually refreshing not seeing ten one word comments that say “nice” or “interesting” I may actually comment more now and not look like a points whore.

  • Jason Isbaner

    Great review, I need to look these up and the power house too!

  • Boucher207

    Id love to try these but unfortunately the box price is a little steep for me! haha

  • JJO

    I was wondering when you would review this one. It’s a favorite of mine as well. One question, though. I’ve had a couple that had very tight draws in the first half. Since you’ve smoked a bunch of these, have you had that problem?

    I agree that having to buy a full box of thirty is an issue, but imagine the uproar if they hadn’t changed it from fifty like it used to be. 😉

  • H4z_M47

    Been going through your premium and hidden treasures sampler Brian, and so far been impressed with every single one. Watched this review and figured I would hit my local B&M up. Unfortunately, it looks like I’ll have to wait to make a few hundred mile road trip to give it a try. Thanks for the reviews though, always enjoy them.

  • samgiroux42

    I definitely need to try these. I purchased a box of the Blanco Premiere Selection Connecticut Shade in Robusto and Toro when they had the bandless sale a while back. I would say that I just love this cigars. Many times I choose them over the “premium” brands. They are extremely consistent and have a nice medium flavor. The nines and the Ligra are next on my list.


  • ptyler

    I had the great fortune of trying one of these (not that size) at a Blanco cigar event that I had been invited to by a well respected cigar reviewer whose opinion I admire greatly. It really is a nice smoke. I also got the chance to meet Dave and he is a super guy…easy to support people like that who are working hard at a family business. His passion for cigars was evident and based on a couple of the blends I tried, he is succeeding!

  • ascrivner

    Do you have any idea where we can buy a 5 pack, or are they only sold on their site?

    • JJO

      You should contact them directly and ask if there is a nearby store that carries them. The store finder on the website is outdated.

      • Actually I would bet it’s spot on, Isabel is really good about that.

        If anyone wants them carried at their local shop – TELL the shop to carry them 🙂

        • JJO

          Not for my area. The map is the same as it was two years ago, when Dave sent me a list of other shops that carry them. 😉

          • Very strange, I’ll ask them about that tomorrow when i see them. I know we went through the whole list and it was correct when the site was built not too long ago.

  • mufdvr6976

    nice review bryan, this sounds right up my alley. hopefully Famous or smoke inn will whore these out soon!!

    • JJO

      Famous was one of the few online retailers that carried them, and I think they still have some robustos, but Dave has said that their primary focus has always been local B&Ms, and they seem to have phased out distribution to online sellers.

  • mufdvr6976

    i just checked out the blancos site and you my friend are pretty talented!! good job!jack of all trades!!

  • Jellybean

    i have to buy cigars more so based on price if my shop has these in singles i might pick 1 up sounds like a great smoke

  • wm2slc

    Great review and I have never had the pleasure to try one. Certainly on my to find list now. I am a Lancero fanatic!!

  • geekfish

    I really enjoy the lancero format. Been smoking more of them lately. Usually you pay a premium for them.

  • Sat out to smoke a Blanco Nine one night and it literally started raining, a pop up shower, five minutes in. Haven’t had one since.

    • JJO

      Did you do your “no-rain dance”?

  • weimerad

    Would love to try it those are my kind of flavors

  • eric.hanson

    I like the flavors of Lanceros but for some reason I tend to get more plugs on lanceros than other size, does anyone know what this might be?

  • Gigalo de Vitolas

    Lanceros def fall in my top 3 favorite sizes. I just wish I could find these locally or in 5 packs like others have commented. Flavors sound solid. Just recently found a dealer selling the san cristobal and LADC 10pk lancero set. Need to score that one first before I go on a witch hunt for these.

  • smokethis

    This sounds pretty good. Thanks for review.

  • PAG

    I tried to contact them about selling 5-packs on their site but it failed (multiple times) with the message:

    “Failed to send your message. Please try later or contact the administrator by another method.”

    Maybe they received too many requests from the CO Nation and disabled their contact page.

  • BERn

    Bryan, Your review raises an issue which always puzzles me. In principle there should be little correlation between flavor and strength. Yet as you point out here strength can ramp up flavor. What is the relationship between strength and flavor?

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