Joya de Nicaragua Antano 1970 Lancero Cigar Review
This 7.5×38 stick features a dark brown mottled wrapper with minimal veins, a few spots and stretch marks, tight invisible seams, double cap, soft even pack with a dry buttery feel and slight damp wood aroma. First light reveals a fairly snug draw with good medium bodied smoke output showing a big creamy sweet draw with a grass and tobacco taking over the smooth finish, carrying the sweetness through. The first third burns just ok but only after having to take multiple draws to keep it going, the whole thing going soft and very squishy just a few minutes in. Flavors go very blah with just a dirty peppery earth leaving quite a damp aftertaste. 25 minutes in starting the 2nd third performance gets much better, still with a snug draw but putting off normal smoke and back up to a medium body. Flavors are still a peppery damp earth with a long finish. Hitting the band point 45 minutes in performance goes a bit frustrating again needing double puffs to smoke well. The pepper dies down a good bit and the cream comes back on the draw. Ending at just over an hour the last bit showed no further changes. Thank you to viewer Tan for sending this in for review I greatly appreciate it!