10/9/17

Drew Estate Undercrown Sungrown - Cigar Review

Drew Estate Undercrown Sungrown
Corona 5 2/3 x 46
NOTES:
one:
Well-built. tight seams, excellent medium tension'd draw. No hard/soft spots, bupkis insofar as softening of pack during progression. A re-touch at half-inch in is mandated, then cruise-control burn on-down. Fully a smoky-smoke out-put off foot and into mouf. Rather chewy, smooth texture. Mulling-spice, red pepper, milk chocolate, honey graham.

two:
Burnt-offerings are a pale sheath of an easy inch at-a-time. More smoke! Chai tea addition. Quite rich, but too cleansed by citrus bits. Retro-hale is that citrus in smooth red pepper with cayenne lilt. Clove. Excellent balance of spicy/sour top and sweet/salty middling with new pink salt come-on.

three:
Lemonheads and Boston Baked Beans oldie candies. More clove and now a separate black tea. Honey malts up. Grains. Turkey jerky. Finish is longer-lasting sweet spices. All is quite complex. Well-rounded and verily nuanced. Boston Baked Beans:peanuts in a candied shell. Red Hots, too. A bodega... Brooklyn... another time*...

WRAPPER: Ecuadorian Sumatra
BINDER: Connecticut Habano
FILLER: Nicaraguan

STRENGTH: Medium-Full
ORIGIN: La Gran Fabrica Drew Estate, Nicaragua
BLENDER: Willy Herrera

FINAL GRADE: A-
A 90-100 B 80-89 C 70-79 D 60-69 F 0-59
IN ADDITION:
Please to read: Drew Estate to Debut Undercrown Sun Grown at IPCPR - Cigar News.

Drew Estate is a sponsor of this here blog. That fact has no bearing on this review.

*A bodega... Brooklyn... another time... : I'll re-tell that tale of old-time boxed candies on the next podcast. Speaking of which --

IN FURTHER [unrelated] ADDITION:
"MLB Playoffs Predictions" Kaplowitz Radio: October 4, 2017