Guillermo León Signature W Curtis Draper 126th Aniversario Lancero

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano Vuelta Arriba
Binder: (Double) Cameroon and Dominican Corojo
Fillers: Peru, Brazil, Nicaragua, and the Dominican Republic.
Lancero: 7 x 40

When it comes to celebrating anniversaries, perhaps nobody does it more often than Washington DC-based retailer W. Curtis Draper and La Aurora Cigars. Recently, a limited production lancero of the Guillermo León Signature blend was made as a retail exclusive to Drapers to commemorate the store’s 126th anniversary. We previewed this cigar on Cigar Coop several weeks ago.

Lancero fans are passionate about this size. However, this is a case where the blend just doesn’t work as well in this front mark. The Guillermo León Signature was a home run in the Corona Gorda format. I wish I could say the same about the lancero. It’s not a bad cigar, but it just didn’t wow me. I found the lancero to have less complexity. It had notes of wood, pepper, cinnamon, and some cream. The wood notes seemed to be too much in control at the expense of the other flavors. The flavors had less body than on the corona gorda as I assessed the lancero as medium-bodied with medium to full strength. The construction was excellent and this was demonstrated in the burn and draw.

Lancero fans will probably disagree with me here, but I’m putting this as more of an Angler smoke.