The draw was slightly tighter than I prefer but didn’t cause any issues with the smoking experience.
In having reviewed the Toro before this and now the Lancero, I had very different experiences with each. The Lancero was much fuller in strength and started out as a pepper bomb. The bitterness also came into the profile much earlier. Construction of this cigar was fantastic, but I just felt this cigar was out of balance from the start and never really recovered. I know there are lots of Lancero fans out there and they should try this, but to me, a larger ring gauge lets this profile shine a lot more. I’d like to smoke another one with some more time on it to see if it balances out, but at this point, I’d prefer the Toro or Robusto over the Lancero.