Potter Cigars has been around for a few years, but in 2017 they upped their game at the IPCPR introducing new blends and vitolas. One of those introductions is the Potter Maduro Lancero Cigar which is the topic of today’s review.
Potter Cigars owner, David Potter notes on his website:
“I felt very fascinated about cigars right from the start and to appreciate and know it’s quality. It became one of my passions along with perfumes, good food and golf. Which is why I based all my years of experience in life to develop a demanding an exquisite taste and scents that a good cigar consists of.
The art of smoking a good cigar and sharing it with friends and pairing it with a good wine and music, makes friendship stronger and also it makes our senses to fly.”
Potter Cigars may be a company you are not familiar with, but their cigars speak for themselves. The company was established in 2015 in Santiago, Dominican Republic and has been making their way into the US market ever since.
Today’s review, the Potter Maduro Lancero has a bold and tasteful blend that is described as:
- Wrapper –Mexican San Andrés
- Binder – Dominican Republic
- Filler – Dominican Republic & Nicaragua
The Potter Maduro Lancero is a 7 x 40 vitola that has an MSRP of $10.00 and comes packaged in 10-count cedar boxes.
I received the Potter Maduro Lancero from David Potter at this years IPCPR for the purpose of reviewing on Stogie Press. It has been resting in my humidor for just over 4 months so it was time for me experience the Potter Cigar journey.
The Potter Maduro Lancero can be described as a rustic looking lancero. It is has a deep, dark brown, wrapper that is veiny and bumpy along the shaft. It is neatly finished with a pigtail tap. Closer examination of the wrapper you will notice the gentle marbling of the leaf.
There are two bands that adorn this cigar. The primary band uses the Potter Cigars logo in a green, yellow, red, black, and white motif. The foot is wrapped with a green satin footer band .
The pre-light aromas of the Potter Maduro Lancero are enticing, with a sweet curing barn tobacco aroma along the barrel and a fresh grass aroma off the foot that reminds of the morning dew.
I chose to bite the pig tail off to open this one up and the cold draw had a restriction to my liking while offering hints of pepper, along with some earth and sweet raisin notes.
With the pre-light meeting my satisfaction it was time to set the flame to it. I decided to use a cedar spill to light this up and gently warmed the foot and started the journey.
Cigar Review Notes
- Once ignited the first puffs delivered a dose of black pepper
- As the pepper receded, a butter note filled the palate
- Beautiful light grey ash on a razor thin char line
- Once the ash fell it revealed a flat and centered burn cone
- Hint of mineral enters
- Floral aroma
- Earthy and citrus notes enter with a long citrus finish
- Mild peppery spice enters in second third
- Fairly smooth smoke through the nose
- Sweetness enters and builds through second third
- Cedar notes round out the second third
- The final third brings an increase of pepper
- Medium Strength
- Total Smoking Time was
Overall, I have to say, a lancero is one, if not the hardest cigars to roll and deliver flavor and pristine burn. The Potter Maduro Lancero checks both those boxes and though it was not overly complex it delivered enticing and balanced notes through a pristine error free burn. I give great credit to a young cigar company in this post FDA era for introducing a lancero as it is not the most marketable vitolas, but the Potter Maduro Lancero is one you may want to try if you enjoy lanceros as I do.
Nice job David!