A sampler not to miss!
Welcome Herrera Esteli Habano cigars, the tastiest addition to join the ranks of Drew Estate's massive portfolio. As with the Liga and Undercrown lines, Herrera Esteli further solidifies Drew Estate's presence in non-infused, traditional cigars. This time, the story starts with Willy Herrera. He was a tobacco guru at the famed El Titan de Bronze factory in Miami, responsible for some of the most sought after and highly-rated handmades around. And once he combined forces with Drew Estate, he took like a duck to water. What you see here is the result of sampling and tweaking dozens upon dozens of blends, and the final process is as close to perfection as you can get.
Herrera Esteli screams Cuba. And the glue sealing the whole thing together is the blend. Oh-so-creamy, yet highly representative of Cuban cigars of old. It's got some oomph, but the flavors are delivered in such a velvety fashion the power is beautifully masked. Crisp, clean notes of spices, cedar, cream, and roasted nuts are the backbone, as occasional hints of white pepper and semi-sweet vanilla weave masterfully throughout. Initial puffs foreshadow a medium-bodied profile, but the slow burn begins to unveil a different story, as it inches toward a medium to full-bodied crescendo. If the Liga Privada series is a cup of black coffee, Herrera Esteli is without a doubt the "with cream" option. A handmade of the highest caliber, Herrera Esteli is going to turn some heads.
With this gift set, not only do you receive 5 of these toro-sized delicious treats, but a Herrera Esteli branded lighter as well, everything needed to begin enjoying right out of the box.
In addition to multiple 93-ratings, Herrera Esteli Habano received a well-deserved 94-rating as well as Top 25 honors for 2014, #8 overall. The panel noted: "medium body, with notes of spice—both earthy and sweet—and a long, long finish."
Note: This item is available now for pre-order and is expected to begin shipping in September.