494. Drew Estate Herrera Esteli Norteño Robusto Grande

Supplied by Mellgrens Fine Tobacco.

Location: This review was made indoors in Mellgrens Fine Tobacco’s cigar lounge.

Wrapper: Mexican San Andrés
Binder: Honduras
Filler: Nicaragua

Size: 5.5×54, Robusto Grande, Soft Boxpressed.

Wrapper: Coffee bean, oily and smooth with tiny veins.

Construction: Firm even feel when lightly squeezed.

Cold draw: Hay and light red pepper spice.

1st third: Starts with a cinnamon, nutmeg, walnut, earthy and oakwood notes. Fairly dry feeling in the mouth while smoking.

2nd third: Gets an note of dark roasted coffee added, otherwise it keeps the same.

Burn: Burns fairly sharp with a firm and stable whiteish ash.

Smoke: Medium voluminous smoke with a medium heat feel on the tongue and a medium tight draw.

3rd third: Gets hints of cacao, otherwise it keeps the same from previous parts.

Duration: 15:35-17:15, 1h 40min.

Conclusion: A full bodied cigar with a medium to full strength profile.

Result: In my book this is an 88 point cigar.

/Cigar Reviewer André

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