LVH Fumas by Drew Estate are handmade in Esteli, Nicaragua and offer gorgeous packaging and - despite SCHIP tax increases - remains a good value. The Connecticut Shade is the mildest of the LVH Fumas blends. Dressed in a true Connecticut Shade wrapper, one that's silky and smooth, this blend combines a mixed-filler combination of Nicaraguan tobaccos from Esteli and the Jalapa Valley. The result is a mellow smoke with creamy, smooth nuances including toasty notes of earth and coffee.
I'm not an aficionado but I know that I enjoy this particular cigar. Its affordable, not too harsh, has a fantastic ash, burns slow, and is most enjoyable. I'm on my 3rd box of 20 and will get more in the future. As always, ymmv but I give these guys two thumbs up. My 2¢
James E.✔ Verified Buyer
2 out of 5
Aug 04, 2015
It is an "OK" cigar not overwhelming if you prefer a mellow body smoke. it is a bitter smoke with slight peppery embellishments, burn was good but was hot on pallet, even after resting in my humidor. Good thing they were on sale, but I believe if a friend offered me one in the distant future, I would pass.
JOSEPH R.✔ Verified Buyer
5 out of 5
Jul 28, 2015
Needs to be in everyone's humidor.
Bob D.✔ Verified Buyer
5 out of 5
Worth The Money
Jul 06, 2015
I have been smoking cigars for several years. I was always trying new cigar and I can't tell you how I came across the La Vieja Habana Connecticut Chateau Corona. Without a doubt, the most satisfying smoke that I have come across. It is actually the best kept secert. By far my favorite cigar. The 46x5.5 is the perfect 30 minute cigar. There are only two cons with this cigar. One, the price continues to go up and the worst of all, I have never seen this cigar on sale. I still buy two boxesw at a time. Well worth the money.