D’Crossier Cigars has confirmed the addition of a 7 1/2 x 38 lancero to its list of cigars that it will be showing off at at the upcoming IPCPR Convention & Trade Show.

While the Selection No. 512 Lancero name may be similar to the recently released Flor de D’Crossier Selection No. 512 line, the tobaccos used for the lancero are a bit different. The lancero uses an Ecuadorian Habano 2000 wrapper but has Nicaraguan filler and an undisclosed binder as opposed to the Costa Rican sumatra binder and Costa Rica and Dominican filler on the Flor de D’Crossier Selection 512.

The 512 recognizes the address in Costa Rica where the D’Crossier line was first made, and as such is an important part of the company’s history.

The lancero is an homage to his father, as when he was a child in Cuba, Santana-Diaz fondly remembers watching his father study for his economics degree. In the press release announcing the cigar, he says he sat on his favorite green couch with a large text book in front of him and a lancero burning nearby, an image that has remained with Santana-Diaz for more than 35 years. Santana-Diaz credits his father with instilling both patience and his pursuit of perfection, traits that he proudly practices with his cigars.

It will sell for $13 per stick and is limited to an annual production of 1,000 boxes of 20. The cigars have been aging for over 13 months after being produced by a single roller at the company’s Pure Aroma Cigars S.A. in Costa Rica.

Isaias Santana-Diaz began mentioning the cigar on social media in late May but didn’t say which–if any–line it would be a part of.

The Selection No. 512 Lancero will begin shipping following the conclusion of the trade show.

Davidoff is the official sponsor of halfwheel's coverage of the 2015 IPCPR Convention & Trade Show.
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