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Drew Estate Undercrown Shade

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A smoother shade of Undercrown.

Drew Estate Undercrown is the blue collar Liga Privada 9, created by the factory rollers when due to overwhelming demand, they were stopped from burning the Liga 9. Drew Estate’s master blender, Willy Herrera, challenged the rollers to come up with a Connecticut based blend that would satisfy his palate, and with his input and assistance, the Undercrown Shade came into being.

Undercrown Shade is flavorful and balanced, with an Ecuadoran Connecticut wrapper atop a Sumatran binder and Dominican criollo 98’ and Nicaraguan corojo and criollo long-fillers. Mellow to medium-bodied, the blend is rich, complex, and balanced, bringing flavors of toast, nuts, subtle spice, and cream with an enjoyable sweetness with the finish. This is a mellow cigar that will surprise and fascinate the full-bodied enthusiast.

Undercrown Shade was recently honored as a fantastic cigar with a 91-rating. The review stated, "It's a bright and creamy... zesty with touches of lemon peel and dried orange. It's also sweet, with a very prominent note of honey on the palate."

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Overall Rating 4.37 out of 5 Based on 57 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “Drew Estate Undercrown Shade”

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5 out of 5
An Amazing Cigar
Great smoke, very smooth till the end. I Highly recommend this Cigar
4 out of 5
Smooth
Nice balanced smoke
5 out of 5
Creamy and sweet
Awesome smoke. Construction was great. I had no flaws in the wrapper and the ash held up nicely. I love mild cigars but recently fell in love with Sumatra wrappers for the sweetness. This is the perfect blend of a creamy Connecticut wrapper with a Sumatra binder. Very good, I will be buying a box to fill the humidor.
4 out of 5
A very good cigar but
A very good cigar but not quite as smooth as I like. Otherwise a "5".
3 out of 5
must be me
Not what I was expecting. The flavors were really creamy and interesting 2/3s in. Beginning and end were not very great. I was expecting a much more smooth experience.
4 out of 5
Not a Bad Smoke
This was a good cigar but a little light for my taste. Prefer the regular Undercrown.
5 out of 5
Undercrown shade
As part of my recent shipment the box of the undercrown shade were packaged and sealed well. The undercrown shade is also an excellent smoke!
5 out of 5
Shade Robusto; my perfect morning coffee cigar.
This cigar is a mild-medium gem that is satisfying while refined.
5 out of 5
Excellent
Excellent Construction great smoke great price will purchase again
5 out of 5
A Good Smoke !
I found the Drew Estate Undercrown Shade Corona Doble to be a tasty diversion from many other cigars. Although not a bold, full-body cigar it delivers a very satisfying palate with hints of leather, toast and earthy tones. Like the title of this comment...A Good Smoke !
4 out of 5
Mild smoke
Even burning, well rolled, mild smoke.
5 out of 5
Dude, where's my car!!!
That is the way I felt as I enjoyed this beauty, I didn't know nor care. Nice cigar. The burn and ash was as perfect as I've seen on any cigar. The flavor was complex but never overpowering. to go Drew and CI.
5 out of 5
Delicious
Delicious
5 out of 5
Worth it's weight in gold but very AFFORDABLE!
I LOVE THIS CIGAR!!!! This is probably in my top five sticks right now. It's a perfect medium/mild but still retains its complexity. From the first puff you'll taste a bit of nutty-spice that continues throughout with a creamy flavor pretty much all the way thru where the spicieness increases (but not TOO much) down to the end. HERE is where the spicieness becomes more prevalent. I could easily see this as a great daily smoke for me. A nice little mild-medium stick that is complex enough to satisfy even those who prefer for medium to full strength cigars. HIGHLY RECOMMEND checking this one out. They may call it the 'poor-mans Liga' or the 'blue collar' version and the Liga No. 9 but don't get it twisted!! This is an AMAZING STICK for the price! I just finished the Gran Toro (my size of choice) and I can honestly say I'd probably light another one IF I had another one....DONT SLEEP ON THIS BEAUTY!!!
5 out of 5
Shade undercrown
Consistently smooth, with great flavor.
5 out of 5
Smooth and mild
Smooth and mild
4 out of 5
Yum yum
One of my favorites, mild to medium flavored, not overpowering at all. Very earthy yet mildly creamy
5 out of 5
BANG!
Drew Estates did it again. For lighter smoke when you don't want your head to spin or feel tackling a 'Big boy.' The Shade Gran Toro was a nice smooth earthy tone with a hint of sweetness, for me anyways. Highly recommend the Undercrown Shade.
5 out of 5
Great site
Great selection fast service
5 out of 5
Drew Estates Undercrown Shade Gordito
Great cigar, burns well. Taste great
5 out of 5
My husband was very pleased with the quality
We will definitely order from here again
5 out of 5
Loved this
Love the lighter wrapper for an earlier in the day smaoke. Perfect!
5 out of 5
Smooth!
Always a great smoke! Doesn't matter time of day or the place.
5 out of 5
sam
Very fresh
3 out of 5
Pretty decent
Good stick. Would order again if it was a deal.
5 out of 5
Great value
Very very nice mild cigar. Gave all but one away to my friends who aren't regular cigar smokers. They loved them too. Great value.
2 out of 5
Unremarkable
I ordered these cigars after their strong rating in Cigar Aficianado. These are a very mild cigar, with almost no decerable taste. I would not order them again and felt they were overpriced for the quality of the smoke.
5 out of 5
Great smoke
I am a fan of most Drew Estate and actually prefer this Undercrown Shade to the Liga #9 right now. Got these a while back and let rest. Finally tried one the other day and was very pleasantly surprised! I usually like a more med or full, but this had plenty of flavor & lots of smoke while still being mild/med. Definitely going to stock up on these going forward!
5 out of 5
DE UC Shade
Outstanding smoke with great flavore
5 out of 5
Super Smooth and Mild
Superbly crafted, a smooth draw and great taring smoke. A great example of a high quality mild smoke.
1 out of 5
Major disappointment
I have had this cigar at my local cigar lounge on a few occasions and it became one of my favorites. I ordered a 5 pack from CI and so far the first three have had the same problem. The wrapper has come off early into the smoke and an uneven burn has forced me to re-light several times. I have discarded them about 2/3 of the way into the smoke because it was so unsatisfying.
4 out of 5
Good Smoke nice taste
Great cigar one of the best I have had. Had more punch in it than I thought being a mild cigar. But still holding up the Undercrown name.
5 out of 5
Undercrown Shade
Great smoke Highly recommend has become my go to at the moment
5 out of 5
Be pleasantly surprised
... I tend to enjoy medium to full flavored cigars. The Shade has good balanced flavor that satisfies my palate. This is my go to cigar for an everyday anytime of the day smoke!
5 out of 5
the undercrown
Very smooth and tasty smoke. Burned evenly. Had no issues what so ever. Recommend this smoke for anyone who enjoys a mild to medium smoke. A great stick.
3 out of 5
Smooth
It's a good smooth medium flavor cigar. I'm not a big fan of a Connecticut wrapper but this was a great combo a nice little brother to the Liga 9
4 out of 5
Damn good.
I enjoy these so much more than the regular Undercrown. Like all Drew Estate sticks... do not smoke these in a small unventilated room. These things produce a ton of light creamy smoke and never go out. Perfect construction. 4 stars out of 5 because I expected more of a transition. The same flavors (while tasty) throughout were a bit of a surprise given my understanding of others in the Undercrown (or Drew Estate line in general).
4 out of 5
Good but not as good as the Original
These are good cigars no doubt about it but IMO not near the depth as the original but I'm a Maduro fan. Wrapper was a little thin and has a tendency to split. Again a good cigar and might just need some more time in the Humi! Worth trying!
5 out of 5
Drew Estate Shade
The cigar is a great smoke start to finish. Drew Estate cigars have also been a favorite of mine and the Shade matches my expectation 100%. I will continue to enjoy them in the future.
5 out of 5
New Favorite
Very enjoyable smoke! Will be in the rotation moving forward.
2 out of 5
Not my cup of tea...
Overrated and over-hyped. One dimensional and lacking substance.
5 out of 5
Not Your Typical Connecticut
This cigar is not your typical Connecticut. Drew Estate always finds ways of expanding past the ordinary. This cigar delivers everything you would expect and more.
5 out of 5
excellent service.
excellent service.
3 out of 5
Excellent burn, but lacking flavor
I have smoked Undercrowns for many years and was expecting the best. Alas I was disappointed in the flavor. Very flat and one dimensional. The burn was exactly as I except from a quality cigar straight as an arrow. I have 3 left in my humidor we'll see what a difference a couple months rest can do to improve the taste.
2 out of 5
a connecticut?
the blend has a bit of a odd taste to it and its not a good tasting cigar...its very smooth but overpriced too...not a cigar ill buy again...cigar international has to many good tasting cigars for less money...looking for a good balanced cigar at c.g for a great price, try the graycliff g2 connecticut
5 out of 5
Hard...
to follow the original, but they do a good job with the Shade. I've already ordered another 5 pack!
3 out of 5
Novel Concept...but doesn't work!
I thought it would be better then it was. This wrapper made the smoke too light and empty.
4 out of 5
Good but not great.
A mild blend but I was expecting more with the UC brand. Still a good smoke with a good draw just doesn't compare to a robusto.
5 out of 5
You the best a complete order
As I write I'm enjoying my. Cigars THANK YOU
4 out of 5
Good sticks
Good cigars, but need to sit in the humidor a little. They are a little on the dry side
2 out of 5
Not worth it
2 of the 5 sticks were good. The others quickly cracked, fell apart, and looked like one of those exploding gag cigars. Not sure if recommend these. Maybe another day I'll give these a try but not any time soon.
5 out of 5
Drew Estate undercrown shade
Drew Estate undercrown shade
5 out of 5
Got it made, in the SHADE!
One of the most anticipated releases this year is the latest installment from the king of counterculture himself, Jonathan Drew. When Drew Estates sold out to Swisher there was a weeping and a gnashing of teeth in the cigar aficionado groups, what would happen to our beloved vitolas? Happily the buyout has not stopped Jonathan Drew and his skilled group of tobacco artisans from coming up with a world class smoke that won't overpower you and wont overpower your pocketbook. Connecticut shade grown tobacco has been known for centuries to produce a mild flavor and they certainly nailed this one. The Undercrown Shade fires up strong and peppery but quickly settles into a creamy smooth texture that is almost like nougat. easy on the palate this cigar brings an occasional hint of white pepper but the smooth creamy texture just rolls off your tongue down to the last delightful puff. If you are ready to grow up and leave behind the vain babblings of your flavored cigar youth and want to smoke a natural with the big boys, now's your chance. Crossover from the flavored ladies and get yourself a REAL stick with plenty of taste but isn't harsh or hot. You'll be glad you did, this has immediately become my go to vitola for just relaxing at home. Goes great with all kinds of whiskeys and most beer especially the lighter favorites but if you want this stick to really, truly shine..... Spike a little lemonade, toast a foot and see how magnificent this handmade can truly be!
5 out of 5
Shade
Nice smooth cigar. Different levels of flavor and ends with a sweet taste at the end.
5 out of 5
Drew Estate Does it Again!!
I love a lot of the Drew Estate products, I couldn't wait for the "Shade" to be available. I wasn't disappointed, Great Cigar!!!! Beautiful even burn, very easy draw, and great tasting Cigar!!! 5 Stars Easy !!!!
5 out of 5
real good smoke
Very good..more pepper than original..just as smooth..less some of the sweetness...beautiful burn..easy draw..all I love in a smoke..if liga pravade#9 is my 5..this was a 4.5 easy !
5 out of 5
Great smoke
This is a delicious stick! A surprisingly flavorful Connecticut wrapper with a spicy filler! If you haven't, do it!!!!
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