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Drew Estate Herrera Esteli Norteno

Herrera Esteli’s sophomore effort lives up to the hype!

Willy Herrera began his craft as a small manufacturer in Little Havana, Miami and his talents quickly landed him a job as Drew Estate’s master blender. Drafting off of the success of his first release under the Drew Estate umbrella, Herrera Esteli Norteno has finally arrived. This new release pays homage to Esteli, Nicaragua – the home of Drew Estate and Herrera Esteli. Norteno, meaning “northerners” in Spanish, was chosen as the name due to people from Esteli being referred to as ‘Nortenos.’

This full-bodied firecracker is no joke, boasting long-fillers from the fertile Nicaraguan growing regions of Jalapa and Esteli, both known for producing bold n’ hearty tobaccos. A Honduran binder cloaks these leaves with an oily San Andres Maduro wrapper draped over top. This long-anticipated release delivers bold notes of pepper and chocolate that endure to the finish and are backed by hints of cashew, cocoa, and espresso. Powerful, ultra-flavorful, and satisfying to the last puff, the second Herrera is easily as good as the first. And if you’ve tried the original, you know that says a hell of a lot.

Drew Estate Herrera Esteli Norteno landed at #7 on the 2016 Top 25 Cigar list and received a well-deserved 94-rating, noting: "It’s also rich with notes of raw cocoa bean, refined milk chocolate and nougat, yet maintains its earthy qualities without becoming too sweet."

​NOTE: Drew Estate Herrera Esteli Norteno has undergone a packaging update. They are now available in 25-count boxes and new sizes that reflect the same sizes as the rest of the Herrera Esteli line. The blend has not changed. 

Size
PackIn StockMSRPPriceQtyCart
Lonsdale (6.0"x44)
Box of 25In Stock$231.93
save $41.7518% off
$190.18
Box of 25 + Box of 18In Stock$284.67
save $89.4931% off
$195.18
Lonsdale (6.0"x44)
Pack of 5In Stock$46.40
save $4.6510% off
$41.75
Piramide Fino (Pyramid) (5.0"x50)
Box of 25In Stock$269.93
save $48.5918% off
$221.34
Box of 25 + Box of 18In Stock$322.67
save $96.3330% off
$226.34
Piramide Fino (Pyramid) (5.0"x50)
Pack of 5In Stock$54.00
save $6.5012% off
$47.50
Robusto Grande (5.2"x52)
Box of 25In Stock$227.93
save $41.0318% off
$186.90
Box of 25 + Box of 18In Stock$280.67
save $88.7732% off
$191.90
Robusto Grande (5.2"x52)
Pack of 5In Stock$45.60
save $4.6010% off
$41.00
Short Corona Gorda (4.7"x48)
Box of 25In Stock$203.93
save $36.7118% off
$167.22
Box of 25 + Box of 18In Stock$256.67
save $84.4533% off
$172.22
Short Corona Gorda (Corona Extra) (4.7"x48)
Pack of 5Only 5 Left$44.00
Toro Especial (6.0"x52)
Box of 25In Stock$241.93
save $43.5518% off
$198.38
Box of 25 + Box of 18In Stock$294.67
save $91.2931% off
$203.38
Toro Especial (6.0"x52)
Pack of 5In Stock$48.40
save $4.9010% off
$43.50
Overall Rating5 out of 5 Based on 7 Ratings

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5 out of 5
One of my favorite cigars
Great smoke with great flavor
5 out of 5
Norteno Toro
My go to cigar, always burns well....... smooth but full bodied, cocoa and a bit of pepper. Disappointed that they arent box pressed anymore though
5 out of 5
Wonderful cigar!
Smooth smoke with flavors of earth and cocoa. One of my new favorites!
5 out of 5
Norteno
I bought this 5 pack and it was a very good cigar. smoked my last one and ordered two boxes with the free cigars.this is a bold cigar with plenty of flavors.this is my go to cigar.also I want to thank all the people at CI for they're excellent work. I've always got my cigars on time and in great condition.
5 out of 5
Best cigar ever!!
This is the best cigar I have ever smoked. Razor sharp burn, perfect draw, and a flavor profile that suits my palate perfectly. I'd go far enough to rank it better than any other high end stick I've had. That includes the L.P. T52, No.9, Dirty Rat, L40, Padron 64 anny, and much more. Try it out. You won't be disappointed!
5 out of 5
Great cigar
Incredible stick! Excellent flavor and draw. Get the robusto. I wouldn't recommend the corona like I got. gets too hot, and this stick you want to last longer anyway!
5 out of 5
Nat Buzzone
The Drew Estate Norteno Fino was everything I expected. Excellent, full bodied and the finish was delicious. I did not want to put the cigar out, perfect smoke! Drw Estate hit in on the nose again, I am also a big fan of the Herrera Esteli.
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