Today. Royal Agio Cigars announced a new vitola for their Balmoral Añejo XO Oscuro line: a lancero. The Balmoral Añejo XO Oscuro Lancero FT Edición Limitada follow in the footsteps of the original XO line which received a lancero extension in 2016. Only 2650 boxes were made, and 500 of those will make to the U.S. Shipments will start in October.
The Balmoral Añejo XO Oscuro Lancero FT Edición Limitada measures 7 x 40 and sells for an MSRP of $12.95. The blend us the same as the original using the same Mexican San Andrés wrapper, Dominican Olor binder, and Nicaraguan, Dominican and exclusive Brazilian Mata Norte fillers. The cigar is rolled, as with all other cigars in the Balmoral brand, at the Royal Agio cigar factory in San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic. The original vitolas for Balmoral Añejo XO Oscuro are: Torpedo Mk52 6 ¼ x 52 (MSRP $11.25), Gran Toro 6 x 52 (MSRP $10.50), Rothschild Masivo 5 x 55 (MSRP $9.75), Corona 5 7/8 x 42 (MSRP $9.00) and Petit Robusto FT 4 ¼ x 48 (MSRP $8.50).
Boris Wintermans, CEO of Royal Agio Cigars said, “This is a special release for Balmoral that will also certainly excite the senses, and I am personally very excited to share it with cigar lovers everywhere. While the introduction of the Añejo XO Oscuro blend was itself a noteworthy discovery, the length and ring gauge of the lancero brings with it an intensification that is closer to the core of this exceptional blend.”