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Nica Libre Esteli Especial

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One Nicaraguan you won’t want to miss.

Nica Libre Esteli Especial honors the current cigar capital of the world — Esteli, Nicaragua. While there are plenty of places crafting premium blends, check out any Top 25 list or industry awards, and I’m sure you’ll find that Esteli is the home base for the industry’s current best and brightest. This latest offering from Nica Libre also proves that, unlike what some brands would have you believe, you don’t have to shell out half your paycheck to be able to afford a top-notch cigar.

Hailing from the renowned Joya de Nicaragua factory in Nicaragua, Esteli Especial is one of the most flavor-filled blends to cross my desk in quite some time. And when you consider how many delicious blends land in our offices daily, that’s really saying something. Coming dressed in an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper over a Sumatra binder, this blend of Nicaraguan and Pennsylvania long-fillers has a hearty dose of ligero thrown in to kick things up. A solid medium to full-bodied, this hearty blend plays host to a plethora of tantalizing flavors including spice, earth, leather, cream, and cedar. Complex and balanced, Nica Libre Esteli Especial proves you don’t need to dip into your 401k to enjoy an uber-flavorful Nicaraguan cigar.  

Size
Pack In Stock MSRP Price Qty Cart
Double Robusto (5.5"x54)
Box of 15 In Stock $120.00
save $55.0146% off
$64.99
Double Toro (Gordo) (6.0"x60)
Box of 15 In Stock $135.00
save $60.0144% off
$74.99
Robusto (5.0"x50)
Box of 15 In Stock $110.00
save $50.0145% off
$59.99
Toro (6.0"x50)
Box of 15 In Stock $120.00
save $55.0146% off
$64.99
Torpedo (6.1"x52)
Box of 15 In Stock $125.00
save $55.0144% off
$69.99
Torpedo (6.1"x52)
Pack of 5 In Stock $25.00
Overall Rating 4.35 out of 5 Based on 54 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “Nica Libre Esteli Especial”

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4 out of 5
Above average cigar
Flavorful
4 out of 5
It’s good eving smoke
It’s good eving smoke
5 out of 5
A good golf course stick.
A good golf course stick. Very tasty
5 out of 5
Regular place in humidor
I ran through half a box before I wrote this... Pre light aroma is sweet hay/leather. Tight pack roll with a surprisingly medium to open draw. 1/3 light coffee/cedar with heavy smoke. This is a medium bodied cigar off the hop. 2/3 same notes and an addition of a mild pepper. (Beautiful even burn and jet white ash) 3/3 great finish with same notes with an increase in pepper (medium to full bodied) This is one of my favorite sticks and with such a reasonable price point. Very reminiscent of the Rocky Patel private cellar!!
5 out of 5
Mmmmm good!
Mmmmm good!
5 out of 5
great smoke
Construction, flavor all come together with this one.
4 out of 5
loads of flavor
good value , burns well medium to full flavor smoke love them
5 out of 5
Great quality for the price
Great quality for the price point.
5 out of 5
HIGH QUALITY cigar for great price.
great tasting great, smoking cigar. price was great too!
5 out of 5
Delicious with hints of chocolate
Delicious with hints of chocolate and licorice. I enjoyed them years ago but had forgotten hiw much I like them.
5 out of 5
Bobo
Love this smoke. Tight, smooth and good burn. Will buy more in future
4 out of 5
Nice smoke!
Great taste for everyday smoke!
5 out of 5
Nica Libre
These are simply excellent - from the burn to the taste. The NL is without any flaw. It’s a great evening cigar.
5 out of 5
Surprisingly good smoke!
Excellent cigar for the price! They are very well constructed with excellent burn and rich creamy flavor. Not as strong as I thought they would be, but are very tasty. Well definitely reorder.
4 out of 5
Nova Libra
Good cigar but some are a hard draw.
4 out of 5
OK
Worth the price. Good value.
3 out of 5
Stronger than I remember
I haven't had these in awhile. They were stronger than I remember but had good flavor. The harsh edge disappeared after a few weeks in my humidor and I'm enjoying them now.
4 out of 5
Great smoke
This is a great medium body smoke. Not a whole lot of flavor progression but great flavor for someone who wants something consistent at a great price point.
4 out of 5
Very good at price point
Very good cigar for the price, will buy more.
3 out of 5
Really a 3 and 1/2 stars
A really good cigar. Good flavor, construction and burn. Will buy again.
5 out of 5
Orders
Every order is received in 2 days ,cigars allways fresh ,and packaged well ,great selection
4 out of 5
First time for this one
First time for this one good quality cigar
4 out of 5
Smooth blend, and a great
Smooth blend, and a great smoke to pass out at a party when you don’t wanna dip into the special reserves.
3 out of 5
Nica Libre Double Robusto
A good, medium to full bodied cigar. Nice flavor and aroma during first two-thirds. Final third tends to exhibit some harshness.
3 out of 5
Not great
Ok tasting cigar got em on sale so the disappointment was not ever lasting. Cigar does not draw great and the taste is average at best.
4 out of 5
Good smoke
Decent smoke for cost, burns a bit hot but not bad..
4 out of 5
Good
Good
4 out of 5
a good smoke
These are nice. I'm starting to like these guys This one smokes all way to the nub without burning your mouth. I do prefer the Toro box press nice coffe and chocolatey. almost as good
5 out of 5
Good Cigar!
Excellent cigar at an affordable price! One of my "go-to" sticks!
5 out of 5
Great smoke for anytime
Great smoke for anytime
4 out of 5
Nica Libre
Ordered the Toros and the Gordos and enjoyed both. Have been moving towards the Gordos when I’m on my tractor in Iowa. Was in DC and got a cab ride with a Cuban driver. Asked him what he smoked and said anything from Esteli Nicaragua. I tend to agree with him. All the best tobacco is coming from Esteli. Word is the Cubans are buying, rolling and shipping back to Cuba for their cigars. These cigars were rolled well and were exceptional for the price. “Burn em if ya got em boys”. Mike
4 out of 5
Very nice
Got a box of fifteen robustos and couldn’t be happier. Heavy cedar and earth at the start, then spicy cream and even cacao notes open up in the middle to end. Last third of this stick has that beautifully sweet tobacco essence I look for in a good smoke. Medium nicotine punch. Good firm construction front to back, no soft spots, oily wrapper with a nice draw. Light up only once and has an even burn til the end as long as you give it the attention it needs.
5 out of 5
best yet
I really loved this cigar...it is smooth and smokes easily. really loved the size as well
5 out of 5
Nice Cigar!
These are a pleasant smoke and burn nice. For the money, they're hard to beat! Get some, I'm for sure ordering more!
5 out of 5
Nica Cigars
Great cigars
4 out of 5
Nica Libre Esteli Especial
I got these because I like Maduro tobacco. Mt family grows 35 acres of Maduro in the CT River valley and I am picky about what I smoke. This is a very very good cigar. I have smoked 5 so far. Good construction, flavor, consistent burn. Not super strong. I didn't rate them 5 stars because there are similarly priced cigars that are better IMHO, but I am splitting hairs here. I very solid cigar with good flavor that you can smoke down to the last inch I will buy these again.
4 out of 5
A worthy cigar for the budget-minded
Very nice smoke.
5 out of 5
Excellent cigar!
Too bad this cigar is off special.
2 out of 5
Can't stay burning
The more you smoke the harsher this cigar becomes and the harder it is ti keep lit.
5 out of 5
Mui Bueno
Mui Bueno
2 out of 5
Off my list
Not a good tasting cigar in my opinion
5 out of 5
MUST HAVE!
Caught these on sale. Took a chance and found a great cigar! Will definitely keep a box or two.
5 out of 5
A New Favorite
From the first puff to the last the rich flavor and sweet tobacco goodness makes you realize this is what enjoying cigars is all about. One of my new favorites. Thanks CI for making great smokes available at prices guys like me can afford!
4 out of 5
A Nice Smoke
When I got them I put the in my humidor for a week or so. They smoked well. Even burn and very nice flavors. I would get them again.
5 out of 5
Nica Libre Esteli Especial..very special!!!
With so many cigars I sometimes forget about this gem but never again. Almost time to order more. See you at C-Fest 18
5 out of 5
Great little stick
If you like AJ smokes, this is da bomb
2 out of 5
I did not like them.
Looks and the name are very misleading. It is very mild which i was not looking for in a stogie from Esteli.
5 out of 5
Perhaps the best of the Nica Libre line of cigars.
You can't miss with any of the Nica Libre line of cigars. The Esteli Especial is my favorite of the bunch. I managed to pick up a box of 15 Robustos via the "Make an Offer" section on the website and am quite pleased with the result. The Esteli Especial has an excellent taste and burn along with a decent draw. It is a bit more mellow that the Silver version. Very enjoyable. I will fire up another one tonight. I need to get to the bottom of the box so I can reorder . . .
5 out of 5
Wow!!!
I've only had one so far. If the rest of them are half as good as the first, I will be very happy. Burned great, tasted great. I will be buying more.
5 out of 5
Very enjoyable smoke!
Meets all my requirements of smokes to be reordered.
5 out of 5
Awesome smoke!
I have seen Nica Libre in the catalog and emails for a long time. Finally decided to give them a shot. I wish I bought more than one box! For the money these taste way better than many cigars that cost more.
5 out of 5
A civilized Nicaraguan Puro
The construction on the torpedo is quite exce. I had zero issues with the draw and burn. The blend is the icing on the cake...medium to full but with nice smooth notes of wood, leather, and pepper. I'll be ordering more for sure.
5 out of 5
cigar review
The cigar has a very good flavor, burns even, holds ash and a very good smoke for me. I will buy more.
5 out of 5
Lookin' for a Roach Clip
These are delicious! Smoked them down to the nub. For the price, the best deal from Nicaragua. Nica Libre es muy bueno!