We’re all searching for nirvana in some shape or form, that’s true. No, not the band....I'll just end it there. I’m talking about that state of joy that only the puff of a good cigar can deliver. Luckily for us, Drew Estate rose to the challenge yet again with Nirvana Cameroon Selection.
If this release doesn't have you excited, you should probably check your pulse. Pronto. But if you're one of the wise, prepare for a Drew Estate cigar unlike any that have come before it. Carefully crafted in Drew Estate's Nicaraguan fortress, utilizing a bevy of rich, unique tobaccos, all the ducks are in a row for a highly satisfying handmade. For brawn, Nicaraguan long-fillers from the fertile, lush soils of Esteli and the Jalapa Valley were hand-selected. In the flavor department, a premium African Cameroon wrapper and hearty San Andres binder take the reins. The result? A spicy-sweet flavor bomb that keeps on delivering the goods till the very end. It seems fans of Drew Estate like to argue over which cigar is king. I'm not here to answer that. But one thing is for sure, Nirvana Cameroon Selection deserves to be thrown into the mix.
Nirvana received a well-deserved '91' rating, noting: "The lush draw of this belicoso starts lightly with leafy, olive-like notes but warms to develop plenty of rich coffee bean, nuttiness and sweet cedar."
“Wow, just got my first box, out here in Okinawa, took about a month to get here, but well worth the wait! I fancy myself an Undercrown guy but had to give these a try. Ok here's what I got right out of the box....beautiful wrapper, nice Cameroon aroma. Looks pretty spiffy dressed in the gold bands too.
First half extremely spicy, but not too bad on the retro closer to the middle. Even burn with plenty of Drew Estates white smoke. Amazing finish hints of pepper, coffee and something I can't put my finger on...very mellow on retro towards the last half inch. Extremely enjoyable! Will have these in my humidor from now on! Not quite a "full" but closer to "medium" flavor in my humble opinion. Enjoy!”
ES of FPO, AP
“Man, this is one fine cigar. Love the Cameroon wrapper. This thing draws great, burns great, and tastes like, well, Nirvana. Lot's of great flavors. I don't really consider it a full bodied smoke however. This baby has a lot less of the pepper blast. Really good. Hope it continues to fly under the radar.”
BM of PERRYVILLE, MO
“Wonderful cigar, worthy of the Drew Estates label. Very peppery with a creamy finish. Smooth throughout the smoke, but I didn't feel it was a full strength. Cameroon wrapper is great. I've just added it to my everyday selection of cigars.”