Lost & Found Cookie Monster Aged 8 Years
Yes, you read that right: aged 8 years! Let’s talk about the Lancero vitola for any new members. Lanceros are a popular vitola for our club so you will see them often. When a Lancero is good, it’s better than most sizes. It truly highlights the flavors of the wrapper leaf from the outside and concentrates all the flavors on the inside due to its small ring gauge and longer smoking experience. Things really build in this vitola. Now let’s talk about Lost & Found. Robert Caldwell owns the
company. He scours premium cigar factories all over the globe looking for things that may have been forgotten about in their aging rooms. He then puts his own creative label on them and sends them to the US to sell. In the past, he rarely advertised the age on them-that is-until Privada came around. This cigar has a Habano wrapper. In my opinion, a Habano that is aged 8 years has reached its peak. Of course each blend is different, but I tend to believe if something is aged more than 5-6 years, it will not get much better with age. The binder is from Sumatra. The fillers are Dominican and Nicaraguan. Robert will not tell me what cigar this was in a past life but he did tell me it was around the $13 price range. He also told me that 8 years ago people did not look for Lancero vitolas, which is why it did not sell well, waiting for us in the aging room. In a time when cigars are taken so seriously, it sure is fun to see a cool band like this. It takes me back to a more innocent time of my childhood. It really provokes fun thoughts and makes me think the cigar will be delicious. Let’s find out.