Filler: Nicaraguan (32% Esteli Ligero, 25% Condega, 25% Jalapa Ligero)
Size: 7 x 38
Price Range: $6.00 per cigar or $65.00 for a box of ten
The Cain F Lancero is packaaged in aluminum tubes and sold in the Limited Edition Studio Tobac Cigar Sampler. This is the only lancero sold in the tubo format. The effort and time taken into producing the lancero version of the Cain F is best said by John Gazerro:
“I really don’t care if anyone else likes this cigar. I love lanceros so I’ll smoke every one of them myself. The blend on this cigar is fantastic. They nailed it at the factory.” says Executive Board member John Gazerro. “Seriously, lanceros are the perfect size for something limited like this. It’s not a size that sells well, but it’s probably the most respected size in the super-elite cigar community.” Gazerro continued “This cigar isn’t for novices. It’s definitely strong; but the real aficionados will appreciate the huge flavor and lack of harshness.”
Well Mr. Gazerro you shouldn’t worry that no one will like the Cain F Lancero and you certainly won’t being smoking them all.
The Look: Has this peaked your interest? It should. The Studio Tobac Cain F Lancero Tubo smoked for this review came fromm a box with a clear lid displaying ten Cain F Lanceros inside styled red aluminum tubes prominently reading Cain F Straight Ligero with a fitting yellow cap. Braking the seal and taking out one of these tubes and unscrewing the cap it showed to hold a 7 x 38 well constructed mid range brown cigar with with some prominent veins.
The Start: This cigar gave off an aroma of spice, cinnamon, pine, and a mixture of earthy barnyard hay tones and the foot gave beheld an aroma of spice and barnyard. After v-cutting the cap the predraw produced spice, light red pepper, and barnyard flavors. Lighting the Cain F Lancero and taking a few initial draws flavors of caramelized sugar, spice, and a dominate woodiness was present.
The Beginning: The flavor profile through the 1st third of the Cain F Lancero was smooth containing spice and woodiness close to oak. Flowing this the finish had oak, light spice that tingles the tip of tongue. The draw was good producing a decent amount of smoke. Finally the burn was even as expected due to the the small ring gauge that reduces the risk of an uneven burn.
The Middle: The flavor profile smoothed and consisted of oak, and slight lightly burned spice. The finish which followed subsided compared to the 1st third and brought toasted wood, and very light spice. The draw was still quite good and the burn was again even. The aroma coming from the Cain F Lancero delivered scents of woodiness and light barnyard.
The End: The final portion of the Cain F Lancero had a pleasant flavor profile of sweetness, toasted oak woodiness, and an undertone of spice. The finish was very light with sweet spicy wood tones. Plesently, the wood tone form the finish lingered for quite some time. The final third saw the draw open up nicely turning the draw into a great draw. Again as expected the burn was still beautifully even.
Final Thoughts: Over all the Studio Tobac Cain F Lancero Tubo was a great cigar which Studio Tobac and Oliva should be very proud of. Every minute of the hour and ten minutes that took to smoke this lancero was thoroughly enjoyed. The great blend of favors which increasing subsided and blended together through out the cigar while keeping a smooth strength is a definate winner. This cigar is a must; any fan of Cain cigars should get their hands on the Studio Tobac Cain F Lancero Tubo it will not disappoint.
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