546. Drew Estate Herrera Esteli Short Corona Gorda

Supplied by Mellgrens Fine Tobacco.

Location: This review was made outdoors on my balcony in Portugal, 29C, 42% humidity, sunny afternoon.

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano
Binder: Honduras
Filler: Nicaragua

Size: 5.25×46, Short Corona Gorda.

Wrapper: Milk chocolate, smooth with tiny veins.

Construction: Firm even feel when lightly squeezed.

Cold draw: Hay.

1st third: Starts with a coffee bean, salted almonds, minerals, earthy sweetness and cedarwood.

2nd third: No changes.

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

Smoke: Medium light smoke with a cool feeling on the tongue and a light draw.

3rd third: It keeps the previous flavours. Well balanced until the end, with a stable spice level.

Duration: 17:45-18:45, 1h.

Conclusion: A medium bodied cigar with a medium strength.

Result: In my book this is an 89 point cigar.

/Cigar Reviewer André

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