At first glance, lancero cigars look a bit odd; they are so long and skinny! However, don’t let the appearance fool you; lanceros are often the best cigars for two reasons. First, they are tricky to roll so they’re usually assigned to the best rollers in the factory. Second, the ratio of surface area to volume is very high, meaning that lancero cigars have a lot of wrapper surface area compared to the volume of filler. The wrapper is always the most expensive leaf in the cigar so you will taste more of the best leaf in a lancero.
Rocky Patel makes two of the best lanceros on the market, and they are featured in this collection. First, you get the Special Reserve Sun Grown Maduro Lancero. Made in their boutique factory situated in Estelí, Nicaragua, Sun Grown Maduro is a triple-capped, hand-bunched and hand-rolled cigar highlighted by an oily Broadleaf wrapper. This well-balanced stick captured notoriety in 2016 by earning the #2 ranking in Cigar Aficionado’s Top 25 Cigars of the Year. That accolade along with a 95-point rating have solidified the Sun Grown Maduro brand as Rocky’s Nicaraguan classic. Size: lancero 7 ½ x 38.
- Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf, Maduro
- Binder: Nicaraguan
- Filler: Nicaraguan
The other lancero is the Super Ligero. Dressed in a dark, feisty Honduran Habano wrapper, Super Ligero isn’t afraid to let its presence known. Intense long-fillers from Nicaragua and Costa Rica produce a heady profile laced with oak, cinnamon, white pepper, and toasty tobacco. Sit down fully enjoy this one. Ligero now wears the crown as Rocky Patel’s strongest cigar. Rocky Patel Super Ligero was awarded with an awesome 90-rating, noting: “notes of black cherry are punctuated by spicy notes of crushed red and black pepper.” Size: lancer 7 ½ x 38.
- Wrapper: Habano
- Binder: Habano
- Filler: Costa Rican, Mexican
Bonus: buy one of each of the above lanceros and we’ll include a second Super Ligero lancero for free! That’s a total of three cigars for the price of two.