10/27/17

Herrera Esteli by Drew Estate Miami Edition - Cigar Review

Well-rolled insofar as tight, even seams and being sans hard/soft spots and/or overly softening of density via progression; the draw though is a bit hesitant hither and thither. That-said, my smoke-hole is well satiated/saturated, so calls me a picker a' nits. I will continue down that road, humsoever, to include that this Herrera Esteli Miami prefers double-triple puffings which seem to lead to occasional and small threats of over-smoking. Burn-line is not perfect, but even 'nuff to not warrant just a Bic-flick redirection. Heats-up a tick at band-point. Verily a smoky thing with big cumulus plumes leaving behind a warm spiced wood room-note.

Woods are verily on the draw, as well. Sweet cedar and seasoned oak with a ride-along along thick meaty leather. Peppercorn with a cayenne lilt and chili powder with baking spice nethers form a noticeable yet gentlepersonly piquancy. Salty snack bowl vibings of pretzels and beer nuts. Leathery oils and toasted sweet cream flesh the body out well. Semi-sweet chocolate drives them high sodium middlings. The under-belly is a complex and rather heighty eathiness -- darkly featuring molasses, Cuban coffee, and potpourri with dried fruits. Finish is a rather lengthy looksie at said under-things.

Well-balanced with a sweetly spiced fore-front offering a nice tongue-tingle cushioned in creaminess. Quite-nice depth of nuance and whilst not transitional, of satisfying complexities. The sweet/salty delivery is a really interesting back-drop. Bupkis bite nor sour bittering, a niceity in such heavy notes. Them heavy notes also let through a goodly amount of subtleties.


WRAPPER: Ecuadorian Habano Oscuro
BINDER: Ecuadorian Sumatra
FILLER: Dominican & Nicaraguan

STRENGTH: Medium-Full
FORMAT: Corona Extra

ORIGIN: El Titan de Bronze, Miami USA
BLENDER: Willy Herrera

FINAL GRADE: A-
A 90-100 B 80-89 C 70-79 D 60-69 F 0-59

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