Opus X Lost City Lancero Review
Opus X Lost City Lancero
Made by: Fuente Fuente
Country: Dominican Republic
Vitola: 7 1/2 by 41
For the last lance of the series, I will be doing a Opus X Lost City Lancero Review. There is one certain thing, the bands are beautiful. Naturally, with the price point it should be exceptional. Often times cigars like this are almost more focused on the name rather then the quality. It does vary significantly, lets see what this one brings to the table though.
Nice small to medium sized veins, barely visible seams. There is an excess amount of rollers glue present on the cigar. The cap of the cigar is really nicely made, as you’d expect it to be on an Opus X. The pack is firm and consistent throughout the length of the cigar. The foot is giving off cinnamon and oak with some red pepper bite. Wonderful cut, very little loose tobacco. The pre-light draw shows lots of cinnamon and red pepper similar to an Altoid. There is a light amount of sweetness to the profile as well, it’s really a pleasant start.
Easy to get lit up, medium smoke thickness and medium smoke production. The front has a nice balance mix of Cedar and Oak. The cinnamon Altoid the note is really making this profile. Very light sweetness and the cinnamon bite is no doubt amplified by the red pepper. Medium to full body and medium strength at the moment, I expect both of those to rise. But I expect the strength to rise quicker. The burn line is slightly off, but it seems to be going back-and-forth and I forsee no touchups.
It’s not often that you can say the strength in a cigar is a good thing for the profile. But there’s something about this cigar that just hits you over the head like a mallet and makes you relax. That is not to say the strength is overwhelming, just really appropriate. The strength really hasn’t changed from a medium, but the medium to full body is blending perfectly with it. Oak is up over Cedar on the front, the cinnamon note has diminished a little bit but is absolutely still there. Smoke production and smoke thickness have both risen to a high. There is still a light sweetness to the profile on the finish with a light leather. The cigar is not boldly complex and in-your-face, there are good transitions going on but the overall feel of the cigar is calm. I do hope the cigar kind of levels out at this point, because the strength could pass up the body and diminish the experience. It’s not there yet though. The burn line is still going strong, and the draw is perfect.
The body is at a medium to full and the strength is at a medium to full as well. The transitions are very subtle and smooth. The cigar is doing a great job of showing that it is a great celebratory stick. Relaxing with an odd sense of accomplishment for some reason. The smoke thickness and the smoke production are still up at a high. The burn line continues to be pretty good it has improved significantly since the start of the cigar. The ash has been pretty compact for the first two thirds, but it’s gotten a little bit flakier as I’m getting to the end of the cigar. The balanced mix of Oak and Cedar is back on the front, there is a little bit of cashew underneath. The center is now light cinnamon, leather, and a little bit of white pepper. The finish is showing a mix of red and white pepper with leather. So the cigar has had decent transitions they’ve just been subtle and very smooth.
Smoke Time: 1 hour and 10 minutes
This is a cigar that you can visit every day after a long day at work. That is assuming that it’s within your price target. It’s price point is quite high, but it is truly a great calming experience. There was a lot of different notes present in the cigar, but they were well divided and defined. So this cigar absolutely held its own against the El Triunfador, there is a huge difference in the type of experience though. This was relaxing and had subtle and smooth complexity, the El Triunfador was more bold and demanded respect and attention.
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