Cigar News: Royal Agio Announces Small Batch Balmoral Añejo XO Oscuro Lancero FT Edición Limitada
I thought the big news of September was Royal Agio and Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) in talks of a buy out. Oooh, no. Instead, a week later, yesterday, Royal Agio announced it’s adding a limited edition lancero vitola to it’s uber popular Balmoral Añejo XO Oscuro line. The Añejo XO Oscuro Lancero FT Edición Limitada, the ‘FT’ referring to “Flag Tail”, is the second limited lancero to be launched by Balmoral. Their first crack at it came in the original Añejo XO line and fans loved it.
We were quite impressed with the Oscuro Rothschilde Masivo and in fact have added it to our review bullpen. Royal Agio’s take on the profile is similar to what we noted stating, “[The lancero] will embrace your palate with complex notes of dark chocolate, espresso and black pepper that finish with a smooth, underlying natural sweetness.”
MSRP: $12.95 [Box $129.50]
- Wrapper: Sun Grown, stalk-cut Mexican San Andrés
- Binder: Dominican Olor
- Filler: Nicaraguan, Dominican and Brazilian Mata Norte
- Length / Ring Gauge: 7.0″ x 40
- Box: 10
Only 2,650 boxes of 10 of the limited lanceros will be produced with 500 of those making their way to the US. The lancero is produced along side its Añejo XO siblings at the Royal Agio cigar factory in San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic. Shipments are expected to begin in October.- In Fumo Pax!
About Royal Agio Cigars
Royal Agio Cigars is a leading global manufacturer of premium cigars offering internationally renowned brands such as Balmoral, San Pedro de Macroís, Panter and Mehari´s. Established by Jacques Wintermans in 1904 and currently headed by Boris Wintermans (4th generation), Royal Agio Cigars continues to be an independent family company of craft cigar makers with headquarters located in Duizel, Holland. During the company’s 100-year anniversary, Agio Cigars was awarded the Royal warrant of appointment by Her Majesty, Queen of the Netherlands, formally changing the company name to Royal Agio Cigars. Today, Royal Agio cigars are distributed to more than 100 countries globally, with production facilities located in the Dominican Republic, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Sri Lanka.