The wrapper is a stunning Habano Oscuro grown in Ecuador, but it's not a pitch dark oscuro; rather, it's more of a lighter, chocolate brown Colorado with some veinage, but the color was even all around and finished with a triple-seam cap. Inside the Herrera Esteli Miami cigar is a blend of Dominican and Nicaraguan long-fillers bound in an Ecuadorian Sumatra leaf. I also liked the dimensions of the cigar at 5¾" x 48, a Corona Extra, just short of a traditional Toro.
The first few puffs offered some pepper, earth, and cedar. As the cigar cleared the first inch I noticed the brilliant white ash, while the smoke transitioned to a creamy toastiness that held on to the nub. Notes of cedar, cocoa, nuts, and sweet spice were consistent throughout with some light peppery notes peeking in on occasion, but the cigar was very well-balanced and markedly sweeter in the second and third acts.
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This smoke definitely lived up to the tradition of Willy Herrera crafted cigars. It was smooth, burnt/constructed well and was nicely flavored. I would say the smoke was a light creamy traditional style cigar.
Start to finish this cigar is delicious. Worth every penny.
Lots of creamy smoke and a nice kick. Got this single locally and decided to buy a box. Great taste and burn.
A little harsh and hard draw.