The Espinosa Laranja has been one of my favorite lines from Espinosa Cigars. In April. Espinosa released the Laranja line in Escuro with 3 vitolas, robusto grande, corona gorda and toro, which was well received. For IPCPR 2019, they decided to release a 4th vitola to the line in a lancero. The lancero is being released in 10 count boxes and is available in stores now.
- Wrapper: Brazilian Mata Fina
- Binder: Nicaraguan
- Filler: Nicaraguan
- Vitola: lancero
- Size: 7.5 x 38
- MSRP: $10.00
The Espinosa Laranja Escuro Lancero has a dark, thick wrapper that feels leathery to the touch. The cigar has a nice box press that is mostly sharply pressed. After clipping the cap, I tested the draw which was great, which is pretty hard to get right on a lancero. On the cold draw, I get notes of oak, leather and cocoa.
On the first half of rhe Espinosa Laranja Escuro Lancero, I get notes of black pepper, mocha, black cherry, cedar, and a slight green vegetal note that I can only describe as a green pepper note. It’s a tasty cigar. The Espinosa Laranja Escuro Lancero is smoking very well with tons of smoke, a good draw, and full body.
I get notes of sweet mocha, nuttiness, cedar, and black pepper. I get more of the black pepper on the retrohale. Also, near the end, I get a hint of espresso. The cigar is burning quite well, but it’s a little dry on the palate.
I really like the Espinosa Laranja Escuro Lancero. It has a lot of rich notes that work really well with each other. The lancero is one of my favorite sizes as I prefer smaller ring gauge cigars, but they are awefully hard to roll so you either get them perfect, or unsmokeable. This one was perfect. I really like the mocha/coffee notes paired with the spicier notes as it made for a interesting cigar. I do think this blend would do better in a larger ring gauge, so I’m looking forward to getting one of those to try out. All in all, it’s a really tasty cigar.