Medina 1959 Miami Edition Lancero 5 Cigar Sampler Pack. These specials cigars are hand made at the Cuban Crafters Miami cigar factory by one of the world's most talented Cuban cigar roller. Medina 1959 Miami Edition Lancero cigars have that special and elegant taste that only pre-1959 Cuban cigars had. That's because they are made under the watchful eye of Manuel Medina, a legend in the history of Cuban cigars. From the dry Cuban-seed tobacco bunching to the precise blending of different tobacco leaves, this cigar yells quality and elegance. While it's beautiful to look it, it's even better to smoke.
The medium bodied smoke is filled with delightful tastes of toasted nuts, spices and smooth waves of butterscotch with sweet malt cream that coats your mouth and keeps you hoping it never ends. They can only be compared to the pre-Castro Cuban cigars that magically grabbed your attention at the start and kept you satisfied until the very end. The Cuban-seed Habano long-filler and binder are aged for 6 years and the super-premium Cuban-seed wrapper is aged for at least 5 years.
This combination of tobacco was blended by Manuel Medina to match the exact taste that he remembers when he first started rolling cigars in Cuba. Each Lancero cigar is 7 1/2 inches long with a ring gauge of 38. Every single cigar has its own register number. 5 cigars are hand-packed in a cedar box that is also made by hand in Miami.
1959 was a year of luxurious self-indulgence, romance and when Fidel Castro changed the course of history in Cuba. It was also when Medina started rolling cigars. He eventually became one of the most celebrated Master Rollers in Cuba. Manuel Medina played a formidable role in Cuba's cigar history. He started as a roller at the H. Upmann factory in Cuba. His talents were quickly recognized and he eventually became the factory's Master Cigar Maker, overseeing hundreds of master cigar rollers. He was then promoted and became the Master Cigar Maker in Cuba's Davidoff factory.
His talents were showcased throughout Europe, leading him to travel extensively. During one of those trips, he decided to seek freedom instead of success. Medina made Miami, Florida his new home. He is now in charge of cigar production at Cuban Crafters' Miami factory. Some of the Master Rollers who make the Medina 1959 Miami Edition cigars even worked for him in Cuba.
Medina 1959 Miami Edition re-creates the pre-Castro Cuban cigars, when Cubans were considered the best in the world. These reserve cigars are unquestionably captivating. Each one is hand made by a decorated Cuban born roller in Miami. Medina 1959 Miami Edition Lancero Cigars are extremely difficult to make. They are hand made by Ernesto Camilo Luna and Julio Cesar Perez, both Lancero experts. These cigars exemplify the talents and skills of these life-long cigar makers. Ernesto Camilo has been rolling cigars for over 16 years and is a Lancero expert. It's the size he prefers.
He started rolling at the Veguero factory of Pinar del Rio and eventually transferred to the Romeo y Julieta factory. Ironically, Ernesto Camilo was born under a tobacco plant. His is a generational cigar maker who arrived from Cuba a few months ago and started working at Cuban Crafters upon his arrival. Julio Cesar Perez has been rolling cigars for over 28 years and is a Lancero expert. It's the size he prefers to roll, and smoke. Julio arrived from Cuba a few years ago and has been rolling for various top tier companies in Miami. He started working at Cuban Crafters a few months ago and recommends smoking a Lancero while dancing to a good salsa song.
Posted by Freebase on 12th Mar 2013
Not my choice of cigar size...but...what did i know. As the first try from the Medina sampler, very very good. Great tobacco flavours, good burn all the way through. Now look fwd to the rest of the bigger sizes. Will definitely buy more of this brand (if not this size) Real class.