Maya Selva Cigars has announced that it has added a lancero to its Cumpay line.

It measures 7 x 38 and is offered in 20-count boxes, and joins the lineup as a regular production size. Like the rest of the line, it is a Nicaraguan puro, with a wrapper from Jalapa, a binder from Estelí and filler that comes from undisclosed regions of the country.

“The new Lancero has the elegance of a unique savoir-faire,” the company said in a press release. “It´s the expression of a grand cigar that has power, finesse, and complexity. It features a complex array of aromas, with a hint of espresso, hazelnut and leather, revealed through an unusual progression where potency precedes mildness.”

The Cumpay line, which gets its name from the Tawakha Indian name for a rolled tobacco leaf, now stands at seven vitolas:

  • Cumpay Short (4 x 46)
  • Cumpay Robusto (4 3/4 x 50)
  • Cumpay Volcán (5 x 60)
  • Cumpay No.15 (5 1/2 x 54)
  • Cumpay Corona (5 1/2 x 42)
  • Cumpay Churchill (7 x 48)
  • Cumpay Lancero (7 x 38)

Additionally, the Cumpay line is offered in two maduro options, a Robusto Maduro and Volcán Maduro.

The new size is available as of today in European markets, where it is priced at €18 ($19.63) per cigar. It is scheduled to be available in the U.S. at the end of April and will have an MSRP of $18 per cigar.

Images courtesy of Maya Selva Cigars.

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