Thursday, October 20, 2011

Liga Privada L40 Lanceros

Country of Origin: Nicaragua
Wrapper: Connecticut Sun Grown Habano
Binder: Brazilian Mata Fina
Filler: Honduras and Nicaragua (The Liga Blend)
Vitola: Lancero
Length: 7 inches
Ring Gage: 40
Strength: Medium

The L40 is collaboration between Drew Estate and Steve Saka.  The tweaking of the blend took these guys over a year to perfect! They even made this Lancero a 40 ring gage so they could add 1 extra leaf to the cigar!  Ultimately they decided on a blend that is not too peppery and has a smooth sophistication that would not be over powering or just like other cigars in the Liga line.

I am a big fan of Lancero’s because of their smaller ring gages and also because of the flavor profiles they produce.  And this cigar (even at the 40 ring gage) is no exception! The L40 has a gorgeous dark, oily, and seamless wrapper.  It is firm to the touch and looks perfectly constructed.  The draw was excellent and burned quite nicely. 

There was spice upon first lighting.  But that mellows out after an inch or so and the flavors really begin to shine.  I noticed an earthy, almost woodsy taste immediately.  Also I picked up on roast espresso and coffee.  The flavors stay consistent throughout the smoke and also becomes rich and creamy, but I would not quantify this as one dimensional cigar.  I would certainly call this a complex smoke with many different levels of flavor. 

This is a much anticipated cigar and I’m really glad I got a chance to smoke this before it’s delivered because I know they will sell quickly!!  My advice – enjoy this after dinner with your favorite cocktail and relax!

These have shipped and will be available for purchase shortly – please visit for more info and to order. 

Posted by Michele 

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