Southern Draw Firethorn Pome
Size: 6.5 x 40
Wrapper: Habano Rosado
Binder: San Andres Mexican
Factory: Tabacalera Fernandez (Nicaragua)
Cigars smoked for review: 1
Cigars for review provided by: Southern Draw Cigars
Note: For this review I used Cigar Federation's rating system
Prelight: The wrapper on this Firethorn Pome has distinct notes of leather, earth and wood. The foot is similar but the leather notes are less distinct. The cold draw is perfect, with a creamy, sweet cream flavor and a nice white pepper spice on the finish.
Smoking: The first third of the Firethorn Pome is creamy and smooth, with notes of cedar and a light earth note. The finish has a dry, mixed nut flavor to it. Towards the end the leather note from the prelight makes an appearance. The strength is medium throughout, about the same with the body.
As I enter the second third the profile takes a sudden turn. A sweetness starts to come through. Naturally sweet tobacco and some fruit notes are present at first. Then a toasty caramel and honey note takes over.
The final third makes a subtle change with the addition of a coffee note and an increase in spice. Still tasty and burning well, this Firethorn Pome Lancero is very enjoyable.
Construction: I had no issues with the burn or with the wrapper staying together. And it never got overly hot or harsh, as can happen with such a narrow vitola.
Final Thoughts: I love lanceros and am always excited to see a line extension into this area. Southern Draw has been making some high quality cigars since they came into the market and this cigar is no exception. Though not my top lancero, this Firethorn Pome is no slouch and would be an easy go to. At $9/cigar, which isn’t excessive, I would pick up a couple here and there.
Rating: 86 AKA ”A Couple”