This morning I woke up to a variety of alerts on my phone. The first one I read was in reference to a review of a Swisher Electronic Cigar on Stogie Review. While I’m a firm believer in a united cigar smoking community, I struggled with the concept of such a product being reviewed here. Is today April 1st already?
For this occasion, I wanted to go to the complete opposite end of the spectrum and review an Ultra Premium. In the package sent to me by Jerry, which I have been visiting frequently as of late, was a Davidoff Millennium Blend Lancero. I can’t recall if I’ve smoked one of the Millennium Blend cigars in the past, so I’m treating this review as a First Impression.
With a price tag commanding almost $20 per single, my expectations were very high. I’m happy to report that the Davidoff Millennium Blend Lancero lived up to those expectations and performed even better than I expected.
In terms of construction, this cigar was a thing of beauty. The wrapper was consistent in color and had an oily sheen about it. The cap was neatly applied and featured a tiny little pigtail. Once lit, plenty of smoke was produced for such a thin cigar. The burn line was thin and even while producing a maintenance free ash that stayed put until firmly tapped over the ashtray.
The flavor profile is where the Millennium Blend Lancero really shined. In the early stages I found that it was made up of mostly a cedar flavor with a bit of vegetal aftertaste. As the cigar grew shorter it evolved considerably. The cedar flavor picked up an interesting zing that brings hot sauce to mind (not the heat but the peppery and sort of oily aftertaste). I also picked up notes of nuts, pepper, and a bit of spice.
While this cigar is billed as being one of the most full bodied offerings by Davidoff, I thought it was Medium at best. I smoked it first thing in the morning, with a cup of coffee, and it was absolute bliss. If these cigars didn’t cost nearly $20 each, I could smoke one every morning without a single complaint.
If you find yourself in need of a special occasion cigar, or just have some money to burn and want to splurge, I would recommend seeking out a Davidoff Millennium Blend Lancero and giving it a try. Once the sticker shot wears off, I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.