I knew this cigar would work. I know...I know...don’t talk about yourself in a review. I try not to...except that a cigar review is “one man’s opinion” so in that way these words are all about me. Anyway...last November, Clint Aaron (President of 262 Cigars) had an event at the CBC/Burns location in Cleveland. I got there early and was helping him bring in a couple things from his car (that 944 was the bomb!). One of the items was a pre-release box of Revere Lonsdales. I had already had the Robusto (liked it) and the Corona (loved it), but the Lonsdale took it to a whole new level. Too bad they would be destined to only see one cigar shop in the country...no offense to Clint’s important customers, but I wanted to have unfettered access to those tasty stogies, too! So the Lonsdale was killer and I told Clint, “You really should make this in a Lancero.” He smiled, then produced a NDA, made me cut my finger and sign it in my own blood. Clint might actually remember that last part a little differently, but the point is, the small ring-gauge format seemed a complete natural for the Revere blend and Clint knew it right from the start. Savvy business people don’t lay all their cards on the table at the outset, so he made us wait...the Lancero officially debuted at the 2013 IPCPR show, and I finally saw it “in the wild” at Silo Cigars in early November, where I bought a couple. I smoked one in the shop that day and saved the other for this review. In case you are joining us late, the Revere is a Nicaraguan puro, the first of its kind from 262 Cigars.