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    FLOR DE JARDIN LANCERO
    Smokers who shun small-caliber cigars will overlook the best product from Flor de Jardin. The company’s blend of Honduran and Nicaraguan tobaccos reaches its flavor zenith in the long, slim Lancero, a shape that seems to seduce casual smokers yet repel most aficionados. With its exceptionally rich aroma and delicately balanced mix of medium- and light-bodied tobaccos, the 7 ¼ x 38 Lancero seems as though it is the product of a recipe that has been handed down through generations of a Central American cigar dynasty. However, the cigar is the creation of an upstart Texas company that proffers its goods primarily through fine restaurants and its web site. ($224.75 for a box of 25) 817.571.5740, www.flordejardin.com

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