Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf
Binder: Brazilian Mata Fina
Vitola: Toro (6x52)
Brand: Drew Estate
Factory: La Gran Fabrica Drew Estate
CigarNoise Price Range: $11-$14
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Herrera Esteli TAA – Prelight
The Herrera Esteli TAA has a beautiful coffee bean colored Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper. The oil from the wrapper gleams in the sun. and the cigar is firm to the touch with no soft spots. A seamless cap is another feature of this well-constructed cigar. The foot smells of cedar, earth, leather and sweetness. After using a V-cut, the cold draw offers cedar, spice, and earth.
Herrera Esteli TAA – Smoking Experience
I torched this stick with my double flame lighter and dug in for the long haul. The first couple puffs are of cedar, earth, oak, some pepper and a hint of fruit. The fruity flavor only lasts the first 2-3 puffs then disappears so I couldn’t pinpoint what it was. The pepper comes and goes very inconsistently. The combo of cedar, earth, and oak are the main staples for this stick. In the second third, there is a background of cocoa sweetness that appears but doesn’t last long.
The flavors of this cigar balance each other nicely, however the lack of complexity was very disappointing. The entire time I kept saying to myself, “It’s going to pick up any second,” but it never did.
Herrera Esteli TAA – Burn and Draw
The burn was very wavy throughout the entire cigar but didn’t need to be fixed. In the middle of the final third, it finally corrected itself to the point that it was somewhat even. The draw was perfect throughout with thick, chewy smoke. Even while resting the smoke output was moderate.
Lack of Complexity
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