Herrera Esteli Edition Limitada Lancero Review
This cigar is by Drew Estate, I have done several of the other vitolas but this will be the first lancero review. In my opinion this is the best size for this blend, and I hope that will show through in this review as well. The secondary band is a nice touch to this release. If you find this at a shop pick up the box, you won’t regret it. No guarantees on where to find them, if we do have any they would be at the link attached to the picture. Lets see why I say these are so good, with a Herrera Esteli Edition Limitada Lancero Review.
Barely visible seams, mainly small veins but there are a couple medium sized exceptions. The foot is giving off floral jasmine, red pepper, and cream. There is some tooth to the wrapper, but from what I am getting off the foot the cream is much more impactful to the profile then the wrapper lets on. The pack is pretty consistent with just a couple softer spots. Good cut, just a bit of loose tobacco. The prelight draw has just the right amount of resistance, and the flavors are similar to the foot but now include white pepper. Lets get this started and see how it performs.
Lots of white pepper on the front with and undertone of floral jasmine and cashew coming in on the center and the finish. There is a bit of cream on the finish as well, high smoke thickness which is contributing to that cream. Medium smoke production, medium body and low to medium strength. Great burn line but it is burning pretty quickly which is a shame because it tastes great.
Constant smoke production and thickness, the flavors have shifted a bit. Cedar and white pepper are on the front with cream and the floral jasmine on the center now. The finish is a mix of white pepper and the floral note which is rounding out the profile nicely. Medium body and the strength has actually dropped to a low. The burn line has stayed wonderful throughout the cigar.
The white pepper on the front now has a bit of red pepper mixed in with cedar behind it. The center is cedar and cream which is producing a graham cracker flavor, and the finish remains the white pepper and the floral note. The body never rose past a medium and the strength came back up to a low to medium. The flavors are great, the construction is great, overall this is just a really well built and blended lancero.
Smoke Time: 1 hour and 5 minutes
Superb burn line, great complexity, the transitions left a bit to be desired. This cigar is just a really relaxing and well constructed example of what Drew Estate can put out. The smoke production and mouth feel was wonderful, and the wrapper didn’t hint to that characteristic. These are as special as their reputation and they would make great cigars for an event or a calm morning.
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