They really outdid themselves with this cigar. Nothing in it s price range comes close.
Famous Smokes was nice enough to include a free Brujito with an order of another brand I had placed. The Nina Rustica was sealed in a plastic wrapper. Upon opening I saw that it was as dry as a bone; so dry that the wrapper came loose when I cut it, but I figured, what the heck, it was free, so I ll give it a try. Surprisingly, it smoked fine, and I really enjoyed the flavor of this stick. I figured that if it had been stored properly and was of an acceptable level of humidity, it would be one of the best cigars I have ever smoked. I ordered a pack of 25, and they arrived well packed and sealed from the factory. I opened the package in order to place them in the humi and noticed that they did not have the nice aroma of the sample cigar; in fact, there wasn t any perceptible cigar smell at all. I was too curious, and lit one on the spot. It sucked. Completely different flavor profile than the freebie. No sweetness, harsher blend, not enjoyable at all. After a few days in the humidor, the second wasn t much better. All I can figure is this is a different blend. I was really anticipating enjoying these, and the reviews were great, but these are a disappointment. Not awful, but not the same as the last example. If they improve with more rest in the humidor, I ll revise my review, but for now I can t recommend this stick.
This cigar is a full bodied lovers dream smoke! It produces a great flavor and aroma from beginning to end. Lots of chocolate mixed with small hints of licorice. Not to mention a great bargain price to boot. It is a must try for any full bodied lover smoke.1 1
Absolutely fantastic cigar, probably my favorite after a heavy lunch0 0
One of the best cigars! i would put it Medium to full. high quality. well done Drew Estate!!!1 4
They really outdid themselves with this cigar. Nothing in it s price range comes close.1 0
From the toasting of the closed foot, which releases a heavenly aroma, to the torrent of flavour that comes with the first few puffs, to the exquisite finish right down to the nub, this cigar is superb. If you are a fan of full flavoured, full bodied smokes, do not miss this one.1 0
Was lucky enough to be given a pre-release Nica Rustica at my local cigar shop and Holy Cow it did not disappoint. Incredible flavor, even burn, copious amounts of smoke. I took this one right to the nub and enjoyed every part. I m a Maduro Padron guy for the most part but this will become a staple in my humidor once they become available. In my opinion, a perfect smoke!!0 0
This is a fantastic cigar. I always keep these in my humidor and push them on friends when they visit. They re always blown away. Then I tell them the price and watch jaws drop. Rich and flavorful with sweet honey and cocoa undertones; never bitter or harsh. They burn nicely all the way down to the nub. I d gladly pay more for these but luckily Famous Smoke has these in the Monster Mash-up regularly. It s a no-brainer!0 0
I rcvd a rustic a sample with my Christmas order humied it for a couple weeks was not disappointed which I never am with a drew estate cigars my palate is not good enough to say what its nuances were other than I loved it and ordered a box and have loved them also0 0
Everything about this cigar is top notch except the burn. Throughs off a lot of smoke continuously.1 0
After taking a nice long whiff of the dark oily wrapper it smells like rich chocolate , I snapped off the pigtail and tested the draw. No need for a cigar cutter with this stick. I love a shaggy foot. It s a little hint that says Toast me! Also, since the wrapper leaf is usually the best quality, having a shaggy foot imparts good flavor into the first few puffs of smoke. Burn line: wobbly, but no touchups needed Ash: very light gray, firm Smoke: LOTS OF IT. Dense and strong. Nicotene: 7.5/10 The only unpleasant part of this cigar is the aroma. It reminds me of... burning hamburger fat. But I d never let a pithy little thing like stinky air keep me from smoking a good cigar. I m very happy to say that unlike the aroma, the taste is very pleasant. The smoke exudes a vivid chocolate flavor much like the wrapper leaf , and is rounded off by mild hints of cedar.1 0