Don Pepin Garcia Cuban Classic Lancero

Eqwhipped

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This is my first official CP review, I just could not pass up the opportunity to review this rare cigar.

The cigar was provided from a generous CP brother, Thank you @Oldmancigar

Cigar stats (barrowed from Half-wheel)
Cigar Reviewed: Don Pepin Garcia Cuban Classic Lancero
Country of Origin: Nicaragua
Factory: Tabacalera Cubana S.A.
Wrapper: Nicaraguan Rosado
Binder: Nicaragua
Filler: Nicaragua
Size: 6 7/8 Inches
Ring Gauge: 42
Shape: Lancero

I thought this cigar was complex and had a evolving flavor profile from first light until the last draw.

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The lancero was firm throughout and was capped with a twist similar pigtail.

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I chose a strait cut for this review to provide a good full draw, it was a little crooked but still provided a great experience. Notice how tight the bunching is, the draw was still perfect. Pre-light aroma and taste were notes of rich tobacco, raisins and a sort of anise (black liquorish) taste.

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11:20am by the river first light draws offered up spicy herbal nuances and a bit of that anise flavor.

11:30am Smoke is thick and tastes of leather, cream and almost butter. Retro hale is mild pepper and more of that thick creamy deliciousness.

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11:47am The herbal anise is sweeter like a cookie, and the pepper on the retro hale is very sharp (actually made me sneeze) and the cigar body is growing in strength.

12:08pm Getting much more complex now, earthy notes have overtaken the herbal ones in a nice transition. The pepper is still sharp accompanied by cedar and the cream is still present.

12:53pm Full bodied finishing strength, Earthy, complex and just starting to get bitter. Time to say goodbye, what a ride!

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cabaiguan juan

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This is my first official CP review, I just could not pass up the opportunity to review this rare cigar.

The cigar was provided from a generous CP brother, Thank you @Oldmancigar

Cigar stats (barrowed from Half-wheel)
Cigar Reviewed: Don Pepin Garcia Cuban Classic Lancero
Country of Origin: Nicaragua
Factory: Tabacalera Cubana S.A.
Wrapper: Nicaraguan Rosado
Binder: Nicaragua
Filler: Nicaragua
Size: 6 7/8 Inches
Ring Gauge: 42
Shape: Lancero

I thought this cigar was complex and had a evolving flavor profile from first light until the last draw.

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The lancero was firm throughout and was capped with a twist similar pigtail.

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I chose a strait cut for this review to provide a good full draw, it was a little crooked but still provided a great experience. Notice how tight the bunching is, the draw was still perfect. Pre-light aroma and taste were notes of rich tobacco, raisins and a sort of anise (black liquorish) taste.

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11:20am by the river first light draws offered up spicy herbal nuances and a bit of that anise flavor.

11:30am Smoke is thick and tastes of leather, cream and almost butter. Retro hale is mild pepper and more of that thick creamy deliciousness.

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11:47am The herbal anise is sweeter like a cookie, and the pepper on the retro hale is very sharp (actually made me sneeze) and the cigar body is growing in strength.

12:08pm Getting much more complex now, earthy notes have overtaken the herbal ones in a nice transition. The pepper is still sharp accompanied by cedar and the cream is still present.

12:53pm Full bodied finishing strength, Earthy, complex and just starting to get bitter. Time to say goodbye, what a ride!

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Great review and way to nub that thing!
 

kann

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Great review, and that cigar looks exquisite! I love me some Pepin -- glad you did, too!
 

Eqwhipped

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Thank you all,
I will continue to develop my senses and there will be more reviews to come.
 

Oldmancigar

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Nice! You should buy a new one if they still make them. You’d be amazed at how strong they are the first 1/2 inch when fresh.
Your right, the fresh ones are stronger, and they still sell them. This was a 13 year old with obviously some mellowing with the years.
But, Pepin was a great blender, from Cuba his purpose was re-create the Cuban style as closely as possible without using Cuban tobacco
and these cigars has done wonderfully with those years.
GREAT REVIEW: EQUWHIPPED: wow you finished it in 50 minutes, that was fast 😎
 
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