JC Newman

August 12, 2023

Aladino Classic Elegante (7 x 38 Lancero)

Video review HERE.

(Description taken from Halfwheel.com website)

The Aladino Classic line will get getting a new size in the form of the 7 x 38 lancero.

Blend-wise, the Aladino Classic is made with all Honduran tobacco that has been grown by the company, including a habano-seed wrapper covering a corojo-seed binder and a filler that uses both habano and corojo leaves. The company says that the use of habano creates a more medium blend compared to the corojo-focused blends the company is known for.

The Aladino Classic Elegante has an MSRP of $9.50 per cigar and is offered in boxes of 20. JRE Tobacco Co. says it will show off the cigar at this week’s 2023 PCA Convention & Trade Show in Las Vegas and that the cigar is ready to ship.

It is made at Fábrica de Puros Aladino at Las Lomas Jamastran in Honduras.

The cigar is long and slender. It has an average feel in the hand for a lancero.

The test draw after cutting the cap was good with a touch of firmness. The initial flavors at light up were peach, cedar, brown sugar, light cinnamon, almond butter, and light leather. There was black pepper rated at 7 1/2. Nice start.

At the first third (19 minutes) the cigar has developed a nice richness. I still had the peach, brown sugar, elevated cinnamon, decreased almond butter, and very light leather. The cigar is medium bodied. The finish is peach with good lingering black pepper. The black pepper on the front end is close to 8 now. I rated the first third 95.

As I moved through the second third (37 minutes) the cigar has not changed much. I still had the peach but the brown sugar is elevated, cinnamon, light almond, touch of cedar, and light leather. The black pepper is around 8. The cigar is medium to full bodied. The finish is peach with a touch of earthiness and very good lingering black pepper. The cigar is very tasty. I held the score of 95.

The cigar lasted 58 minutes. The only thing "negative" to say is the cigar is not as rich anymore. It's still very sweet though. The black pepper is now 8 to 8 1/2. The cigar is medium to full bodied. There are nice peach, brown sugar, and cinnamon notes. At the base there's a little light leather and black coffee. The black pepper sort of cloaks the lower level notes. The finish is peach with very good lingering black pepper. I rated the final third 94. This is a very good cigar. Look for them at smallbatchcigar.com and use code Tinytim for 10% off.

Overall Score: 94.67

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