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#NowSmoking: Rojas Los Tejanos Lancero
#NowSmoking: Rojas Los Tejanos Cigar Review (Video)
Cigar Blend Details:
Factory: Rojas Cigars in Richardson, Texas
Size: 7” x 38
Body & Strength: Full
Wrapper: Mexican San Andrés Maduro
Binder: Nicaraguan Corojo Somoto
Filler: Nicaraguan Somoto
The Rojas Los Tejanos Cigar Back Story
The Rojas Los Tejanos, also referred to as Los Tejanos by OSOK X Rojas, is a three vitola, regular production line that debuted in November of 2022. Los Tejanos are a collaboration blend between Noel Rojas and Edgar Hoill, creator of the breakout boutique cigar line OSOK (One Shot One Kill). Additionally, the letters O-S-O-K are also prominently displayed at the top of the band over an image of the state of Texas. All three Los Tejanos sizes are crafted with the same blend, but the Lancero is made in Texas, USA, while the Toro and Mareva are made at Tabacalera Flor de San Luis in Nicaragua.
Tejanos has an oily, toothy, and somewhat leathery looking wrapper that’s even in color throughout. The copper and black band seems to blend almost right into the wrapper. The cigar is firmly rolled with a semi-closed foot and a well-fashioned triple seam cap at the head. My straight cut issued an excellent draw with a sweet tobacco taste.
Rojas Los Tejanos Cigar Review
Red pepper spice and a hint of bakers cocoa out of the gate. The smoke continues with a red pepper snap which eventually settles into more of a black pepper spice through the first inch. The smoke is smooth and creamy on the palate with a medium-full body and a spicy finish. An attractive floral note appears. Just past the first inch, the cigar rounds out further issuing a mix of lightly salted nuts, sweet tobacco, and black pepper.
At the midsection the body and strength transition to full as some earthy spice merges with black pepper. Bittersweet chocolate arrives, while the nutty notes sit still. The smoke is fragrant, well-balanced and still pretty spicy on the finish.
In the final inches, earth and spice dominate, but the smoke remains full-bodied, smooth and balanced. The nuttiness is still present but weaker. Some sweetness drives-by occasionally and that attractive floral aroma has survived.
Are Rojas Los Tejanos Cigars Worth Buying?
Oh, most definitely. In the video, I referred to Rojas Los Tejanos Lancero as “a real spice bomb.” True, it’s got a healthy dose of peppery spice and the blend was bolder than I expected, but my on-camera Tejanos seemed to have a less piquant disposition. That said, both samples performed well on construction, burn, aroma, and balance of flavors with more black pepper than red. The flowery aroma was certainly a big plus. Suffice it to say, for those who like top shelf Nicaraguans with a robust and peppery delivery, this Lancero is a prime example. If you’ve smoked it, or are planning to, please let me know what you thought with a comment.