We were glad it was only a matter of time until Willy Herrera decided to expand upon the obvious popular original Herrera Esteli blend. It seemed as though a maduro added to the lineup was an anticipated addition and we are glad he chose to do it. Off the bat there is no denying the cigar’s appeal. The Brazilian Mata Fina wrapper is stunning to say the least and almost as though you took a typical maduro wrapper and turned the saturation up 50%. Rolled at El Titan de Bronze, you have to almost expect the highest production quality, and we really got just that. Minimal challenges with the burn itself, this stick certainly got off to the right start and finished just as well. The flavor is somewhat perplexing but in a good way. The use of the Brazilian Mata Fina as a wrapper in our opinion could offer up something very special and unique or could simply be a bust. With the perfect complement of fillers, this cigar truly hit the mark of special. It’s incredibly aromatic, drawing very deep on your senses as to substantially enhance your ability to taste the great flavors. This cigar is one we continue to go back to as a result. Priced right at $9.00 for the robusto, we think it’s right in line where it should be and certainly makes it one of the best Drew Estate cigars outside of some of the coveted smokes in the Liga lineup.
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