Viaje Exclusivo Atlantic Cigar Co 15th Anniversary Lancero

Wrapper: Nicaraguan Criollo
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Nicaraguan
Lancero: 7 1/2 x 40
Price: $9.50 (for 2014)

The Viaje Exclusivo Atlantic Cigar Co. 15th Anniversary Lancero was a retail-exclusive provided to Atlantic Cigars as a part of series to commemorate the retailr’s anniversary. It is a lancero frontmark for Viaje’s famed Exclusivo blend. Recently, it has been announced that this cigar would be making a comeback for a limited production run. Today, I explore one of the cigars from the 2011 run.

I think many of us on Stogie Geeks agree that the Viaje Exclusivo blend has done well with age – and the Exclusivo Lancero shines. This provides notes of coffee, earth, wood, and pepper. The cigar starts out with more coffee up front and transitions to more earth and pepper in the second half. Time might have mellowed this a bit – as I had this a medium strength, medium-bodied cigar.

Overall I was quite pleased with this release. It’s definitely worth a box split in my book.