Black Label Trading Co. has released the limited edition Morphine line once a year for the last 4 years. This last release (2017) comes in three sizes used on previous releases. “Since this is our fourth vintage of Morphine, I decided to pick my favorite vitolas from the last three years,” said James Brown, the company’s founder. Short Robusto (2017) (4 1/2 x 50) — $10.50 (Boxes of 20, $210), Lancero (2017) (7 1/4 x 42) — $11 (Boxes of 12, $132), Corona (2017) (5 1/2 x 42) — $10.50 (Boxes of 18, $189). The Corona originally came out in in 2014, the Short Robusto in 2015 and the Lancero in 2016. Today we are reviewing the Black Label Trading Company | Morphine Lancero.

The corona comes packaged in 18 count boxes, the short robusto in 20-count boxes, and the lancero comes packaged in 12-count boxes. Each size only had 400 boxes made this year for a total of 20,000 cigars. The blend is the same as previous years with a two wrappers, one Mexican San Andrés Maduro and one Ecuadorian Maduro. The binder is a nicaraguan habano and fillers from Honduras and Nicaragua. The cigars are made at James Brown’s Fabrica Oveja Negra factory in Estelí, Nicaragua.

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Blind Man’s Puff – Black Label Trading Company – Morphine Lancero

"This cigar had some personality. The beginning was nicely balanced with teas, coffees, chocolates and some oak. The peppery tingle came in about half way though but soon everything gelled into a strong cup of coffee or tea. In the final third, near the end, it leveled off into a good cup of tea. Ov...

8 Great
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Leaf – Black Label Trading Company – Morphine Corona

"The first two-thirds of BLTC’s Morphine were truly fantastic, a complex, well-balanced blend of Nicaraguan and Mexican leaf that was full-bodied and very pleasing to my palate. The last third tailed off a little bit as the Mexican leaf took over the flavor profile, but it’s still a very good cigar ...

8 Great
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Bourbon and Broadleaf – Black Label Trading Company – Morphine Lancero

"I really love the smoky tobacco taste the Black Label Trading Company Morphine gives off.  The smoke was even complemented by bystanders standing in close proximity. After sampling this pre-release I am 110% sure everyone is going to love it.  Make sure you smoke this with food in your stomach beca...

9 Extraordinary
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The Cigar Nut – Black Label Trading Company – Morphine Corona

"This cigar is an amazing offering from Black Label Trading Company. The Morphine really shows what a true boutique cigar is about, quality and performance above all else. This is a cigar to seek out and buy. The overall strength of the Morphine is full, although on the lower end of full. If a full ...

9 Extraordinary
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Cigar Dojo – Black Label Trading Company – Morphine Corona

"Would I smoke this cigar again? Yes. Only because I want to try more of the double wrapper! I think the Ecuador wrapper really helped smooth out those bitter and sour qualities that I find with San Andrés wrapper. Construction was on point. I invite you to try this cigar and smoke it as art and see...

6 Fair

Cigar Federation – Black Label Trading Company – Morphine Corona

"I enjoyed the BLTC Morphine, and IMHO is the best cigar they have put on the market to date. As Catfish would say, “it was designed for the modern palate”. I am surprised in the lack of strength, considering the amount of ligero used, but I think the medium strength & full body profile will make it...

7 Good
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Cigar Coop – Black Label Trading Company – Morphine Lancero

"There is no doubt that 2014 is proving to be the year of the lancero as many companies seem to be gravitating toward releases cigars in this vitola.  In a competitive field, the Black Label Trading Company Morphine does a great job at distinguishing itself.  While I didn’t find this to be an overly...

8 Great
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Halfwheel – Black Label Trading Company – Morphine Lancero

"Extreme construction issues for some of the samples aside, the blend of the Black Label Trading Company Morphine Lancero is actually fairly enjoyable with a dominant combination of gritty earth, black pepper and cedar that does not let up. Yes, the profile could be more complex, but if James Brown ...

6 Fair

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