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Thursday, April 11, 2019

Herrera Esteli Norteno by Drew Estate Cigars | Cigar Review by Kaplowitz

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Drew Estate Herrera Esteli Norteno
WRAPPER: Mexican San Andres Maduro
BINDER: Honduran
FILLER: Nicaraguan

FORMAT: Toro Box-press (rounded)
ORIGIN: Nicaragua

NOTES: Earth. Potting soil. It's the core and the overtone. Picture a woman laying on her side. Picture her breasts. Now just picture one. See the nipple? Earth. Potting soil. Undertones: black & cayenne pepper, sharp cedar, sarsparilla, Mr. Goodbar -- all of that -- mingling in the booby below. Somewhat lacking delineation. Very strong. Very. Strength is well on ahead of body & lesser-so, flavor.

Burns on a cruise-control razor-line. Draws superbly smooth. Smoke-bomb! Room-note is sweet dark 'baccy -- a heated maple syrup thing. Box-press is a soft one which holds its form gate-to-wire. Subjectively, this thing is just too damn strong for me. Objectively, I see its allure.

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

"Introducing “Norteño by Willy Herrera”: This full bodied, Maduro expression is the first blend released from the Drew Estate factory since Herrera was named Master Blender in June, 2014. The “Norteño” showcases extensively aged tobaccos from the Estelí and Jalapa growing regions of Nicaragua, coupled with a spicy Honduran binder and a rich, bold Mexican San Andrés maduro wrapper. The “Norteño by Willy Herrera” will be available in the following six vitolas at select Herrera Estelí retailers nationwide." - (2014)


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