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Drew Estate – La Vieja Habana

Wrapper: Cuban Corojo

Binder/Filler: Esteli & Jalapa Valley, Nicaragua

Size: 6 x 54

Age: 3 years

Purchased at:  Was gifted by a fellow BOTL

Smoking Location- Ghetto Smoke Shack

Cut Method- Dual Blade

Pre-Smoke & Construction:

The wrapper was a little rough looking, with medium veins that were almost black in color. The wrapper had a sweet, almost chocolate like flavor and cedar/woody at the foot.  The pre-light draw was decent and filled my mouth with the same taste as I smelled.  Squeezing the cigar was med in tension and bumpy.

After the light:

Method- Cedar Match (3)

Lit nice and even, producing a thin but flavorful smoke of tobacco with a hint of spice but not to bad. As it smoked down the flavor changed to semi sweet, almost like a dark chocolate and falls in the medium body range. Very impressed with the first 1/3 of this stick.

Ash length- 1.5 inches

Last half of cigar was basically the same, the sweetness was a little more prominent and spices seemed to come and go, the smoke turned nice and rich and creamy and higher in volume.  I can not complain about this stick at all really, I wish it had a little more complex.  I also with I would have taken more pictures, I will admit I was engulfed in the cigar even though its not very complex.

Flavor- 6.5

Draw- 7.0

Construction- 6.5

Appearance- 8.0

Box Worthy?  Hell yes, this could very well turn into an every day smoke, its a great price point at 3-4 bucks a stick on average.

 
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Posted by on January 24, 2012 in Cigars, Drew Estate