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Leccia Tobacco Luchador

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Meeting Sam Leccia at IPCPR 2014 was a real honor. There isn’t a more down to earth man in the business. He has perfected the art of injecting purely amazing flavors into cigars, yet stays humble. Him and his wife had their booth that showcased the Luchador (new as of May 2014), and the classic Black & White lines. He was gracious and provided this cigar for review.

Brand: Leccia Tobacco

Wrapper: Mexican San Andres

Binder: Ecuadorian Habano

Filler: Pennsylvania Ligero, Honduras Ligero (Jamastran), Nicaragua (Ometepe)

Strength: Medium – Full

Size: El Hombre (Robusto) 5.0 x 50

Price: $8.00

The scent on this wrapper is incredible. A sweet and spicy musty tobacco. This has to be the toothiest wrapper I have ever laid eyes on, you will seriously be amazed when holding this cigar. A nice half pigtail cap which is a nice addition. As for the band, you cant get much more creative. A full on Luchador mask that represents the colors of Mexico. After the snip I take a draw, the cold draw has a soft spice to it.

First puffs– Mouth numbing cayenne and black pepper rush through fiercely. This happens so quick you will be taken back by the strength. Notes of molasses and cedar follow behind. The flavors are very thick and meaty, providing a BBQ like flavor profile.

Leccia Tobacco Luchador Smoked

First third– The spices have settled down, but the strength of the ligero is still present and enjoyable. A BBQ-esque flavor is hitting smooth and creamy. There are touches of floral that accompany. The smoke production is great and the burn is decent.
Second third– Sweet molasses melds with earth and wood flavors. A very mellow smoke that is the opposite of the start of this cigar. The draw is easy and it’s smoking perfectly.

Leccia Tobacco Luchador Smoked Final

Final third– Here we go again, spices are back. Not as strong, but the black pepper is there and the ligero is in full effect. There are hints of molasses to offset and some slight floral notes as well.

 

Overall another flavorful powerhouse of a cigar from Sam Leccia. He keeps on proving that he is one of the best out there when it comes to providing a cigar with unique flavor profiles. I higly suggest picking some of these up. This may not be the best cigar for a new smoker, as the start may turn you off. But if you can get past that first burst of spice, well your in for an amazing smoke.

 

To find out more visit Leccia Tobacco and Tweet @samleccia

 

 

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