Wrapper: Habano Rosado
Binder: San Andres Mexican
Country of Origin: Nicaragua (Tabacalera Fernandez)
Pome Lancero: 6 1/2 x 40
The Pome Lancero keeps many of the characteristics as some of the other sizes of the Southern Draw Firethorn blend. This cigar delivered a nice sweetness with a combination of fruit and baker’s spice with a touch of caramel and toast. While this might sound like a dessert, there is a wonderful underlying tobacco component to these flavors. As the cigar experienced progresses, there are more woody and black pepper notes that surface.
I found the Pome Lancero to deliver more in the way of strength and body than some of the other sizes as well. The Pome Lancero started out medium strength and progressed to medium to full in the second half. Meanwhile the cigar started out medium to full-bodied and by the second half, this cigar was in full-bodied territory. The burn and draw were both excellent.
Overall I found the Southern Draw Firethorn Pome Lancero to be a great offering. It easily qualifies as the “belle of the ball” as the best size in the blend. While this is a cigar that I’d recommend to an experienced cigar enthusiast, it’s a great cigar for a novice to move to something on the fuller side. As for myself, this is easily a box worthy purchase.
Strength: Medium (1st Half), Medium to Full (2nd Half)
Body: Medium to Full (1st Half), Full (2nd Half)
Finish: Very Good
Assessment: 4.0-Box Worthy