Review: Taboo HSG Lancero

Taboo HSG Lancero

When describing a cigar one doesn’t often think of a cigar as being “creamy”. The usual descriptions of cigars include, spicy, earthy, or maybe full bodied with hints of pecan or oak, but not creamy. This is not the case with the Habano Sun Grown (HSG) cigars.

When you first take in a cigar that has a HSG wrapper you will notice a hint of Vanilla Cream along with the earthy tones and tobacco that you would normally expect from a cigar. The Lancero by Taboo is no exception.

The Taboo HSG Lancero is a cigar that is comprised of Nicaraguan filler and binding and wrapped in a Habano Sun Grown wrapper from Nicaragua’s Jalapa Valley. While Taboo offers the HSG in a variety of sizes including the Toro, Robusto, and Churchill, I chose the Lancero for this occasion because I really wanted to experience the full flavor of the cigar. The burn is remained even through out the smoke and with a V-cut the draw is where the creamy flavors really presented themselves. With the blend of fillers from Nicaragua you get a full body cigar that is comprised of earthy flavors including some hints of oak and pine. The Taboo HSG Lancero cigar finishes off smooth with the hints of vanilla cream remaining until your last draw.

With the creamy tones of the cigar the Taboo HSG Lancero pairs nice with a variety of drinks and food depending on what you are looking for. If you are looking for a nice contrast pairing, I would recommend going with a Rye Whiskey Sour or a Bloody Mary as I did shown in this post. For a complimentary paring you can go with a Sidecar or an Old Fashioned to really bring out the sweetness of the cigar. This cigar will make a good after dinner desert cigar to go along with your favorite desert, or will follow a spicy dish such as that of a Arroz con Pollo nicely.

Whether you are looking to expand your humidor with a new cigar or looking for a nice stick to pair with a drink, desert, or dinner. The Taboo HSG Lancero is a nice cigar to add to your list of choices.

  • Cigar: Taboo HSG Lancero
  • Wrapper: Habano Sun Grown
  • Binder: Nicaraguan
  • Filler: Nicaraguan
  • Roll: Lancero
  • Length: 7.5″
  • Ring: 42mm

Taboo Cigar and Cocktail Lounge
8214 Bedford Euless Rd
North Richland Hills, TX 76180