Cigar Review: J. London Gold Series Lancero

Initial Thoughts:

Some mornings beg for coffee and cigars. And that's the case today, so I decided to grab the J. London Gold Series Lancero out of my humidor and give it a smoke.

The first thing I noticed about the cigar was that it was very light. I also noticed that there were tiny green spots or smudges on its Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper.

After cutting the end with my guillotine, the draw was a little tighter than I would have liked. However, on the cold draw, the flavors were of lemon and grass, and I expect the J. London Gold Series Lancero to be a very light and mild cigar.

But, once the cigar was lit, I was greeted with wonderful aromas and I greatly enjoyed the smell. And, despite a slightly constrained draw, I was able to fully taste the cigar and get plenty of smoke on each puff.


cigarscore 5 cigar rating

Brand: J. London
Line: Gold Series
Size: 7 x 40
Cut: Guillotine
Light: Torch
Price: $21.00 – Luxury Cigar Club

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut
Binder: Ecuadorian Connecticut
Filler: Undisclosed
Smoke Time: 75 minutes

Well, about 30 minutes into the cigar, I realized my first (visual) impression of the J. London Gold Series Lancero was wrong. This cigar is not super-light.

In fact, it's full of flavor. There were hints of creaminess combined with lemon and grass.

Final Thoughts

The J. London Gold Series Lancero is both expensive and unique. The construction of the cigar was really nice with a great burn and a decent draw.

Regarding the flavors, I could taste that citrusy lemon flavor the entire time. And, while I didn't totally love that flavor, you might.

While the J. London Gold Series Lancero is moderately expensive at $21, the time I spent with it was enjoyable. So, the J. London Gold Series Lancero earns a CigarScore 5.

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