This cigar is an excellent example of what can be rolled when you have an expert working on them from start to finish. The Entubado style roll on these gives me the immediate impression that it was made by people well-trained in the Cuban style. The Nicaraguan tobaccos are perfectly blended. The spicy Ligero in it makes it a medium-full smoke. This is only 1 of 2 cigars that I stock in my humidor at home.
These cigars arrived and were very dry. I smoked one and it started to fall apart. I only was able to smoke half of it. I left the rest of the cigars in Humidor for over a month. I tried to smoke one yesterday. The condition of the cigar as worse than before. It fell apart and was unsmokeable. all of my other cigars in the same humidor are in perfect condition. I am not sure if I got a bad batch of cigars.
This was the first one I smoked out of the Sampler.....WOW, what a Great cigar ! I will put this on my list of Favorites for sure. If the rest are this great, I will buy them by the Box. If you have not tried this cigar, you may want to do it soon.
One of my favorite smokes. I ve had several and they all burn great, have great smoke output, and are always full of flavor. Definitely a must try for a full body cigar.
Anything Herrara makes is golden, I ve had these Esteli s twice now and their just as good as the first time.
This is an often overlooked vitola in the Herrera Esteli line. A great quick smoke. Can t figure out if i enjoy this, or the lonsdale more.
I ordered samples of 15 of the top 25 from Cigar Affidiado s 2013 list. These Hererra Esteli s are the best of the best. Like a Cuban Monte 2, only better!
I travel frequently to Europe and often smoke cubans. I am surprised to say this is the best cigar I have ever smoked, could not have dreamed of a more perfect cigar.
Don t let the simple label fool you, this is a great and complex cigar and has become my favorite in the humidor. It burns pure with a nice white full ash and a warm mouthful of smoke. It holds together extremely well. The flavor is everything I expect a great cigar to be. It s earthy and strong like a robust coffee with hints of caramel mellowing it out. It reminded me of an Ashton Symetry only fuller, thicker, and great to hold. One word of warning, it prefers a lower humidity. I smoked one at 72% and had to puff-puff-puff to keep it burning well. At 65-69% this babe is a champ. I want many moooore.
Great cigar. Been smoking Cubans for 12 years. Been looking for an outstanding non-Cuban and this is it! Great construction and even burn. wonderful flavors. Tried the 5-pak first to make sure it was the one for me. Am now ordering a box of 25 for my humidor.
Dense and creamy smoke/white ash/heavy full flavor/mellow aftertaste