Herrera Esteli cigars are blended by the esteemed Willy Herrera as a tribute to the old Cuban style cigar. The process starts off using the finest Nicaraguan tobaccos from Esteli with Honduran binders and Ecuadorian seed Habano wrappers. They are then wrapped entubado style, a rare and extremely difficult style of rolling used primarily in Cuba. The result is a cigar with a taste unlike anything Drew Estate has ever created. Truly magnificent in every way. Pick yours up now.
As with most Drew Estate cigars, the cigar looks gorgeous and has a great draw. On all of the Herrera Esteli cigars I ve smoked, I ve had to do touch-ups on the wrapper. I ve heard many people having this issue as well, but it s not a big deal. It s medium to full body and medium in strength. As mentioned in the title, there are a lot of wood and nut notes, being a bit dry at times. There is indeed a creaminess to it as well, but it comes and goes. I m not to crazy about these flavors, but, if you re into them, this should be a great cigar!
I got two Churchill size Herrera s in a sample and was ready to buy a box after I smoked the first one but I waited a couple of weeks and then tried to smoke the second one and it was so plugged it was unsmokable. I reamed it out and even had to pull out filler tobacco with tweezers to try to get a draw but then the taste was all off and I had to toss it. Good thing was It smoked like an incense so I did get to smell it that way. Plugged cigars are unusual for Drew Estate but at $10-11 a stick I ll buy Perdomo or spend a little more and get a small but long burning Padron.Herrera, very nice room note and aroma up the nose, medium body to Medium strength.