Herrera Esteli Limited Edition 2014 Lancero

Herrera Esteli LE 14’ Lancero

DE Herrera Esteli Lancero

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano

Binder: Honduran

Filler: Nicaraguan

Size: 7 ½ x 38

Price: $12

Acquired:  Sample courtesy of Drew Estate.

I have been a fairly big fan of the Herrera Esteli line ever since it’s release.  I make a special trip about once a month to the only shop around me that carries them to pick up my monthly allotment.  Naturally when I got the email from Drew Estate that they were sending out samples of the new Herrera Esteli LE 14’ lancero, I was thrilled.  A great stick that I already love now being made in one of my favorite sizes?  Sign me up!  The Herrera Esteli lancero will be a limited edition release, production is set at 2,000 boxes of 15 for a total of 30,000 cigars.

DE Herrera Esteli Lancero close up.

Looks wise, this is a very nicely done lancero.  The Ecuadorian Habano wrapper is a nice light medium shade of brown that has very minimal veining.  The new Herrera Esteli sports two bands, the first being the traditional red, white, and gold Herrera Esteli band that reads, “Herrera Esteli By Drew Estate.”  The second, lower band is black and gold and reads, “ 2014 Edicion Limitada.”

Get ready to ride the train to flavor town!  The flavors in this cigar pair excellently together making this one hell of an enjoyable smoke.  As you first light the cigar you are greeted with some strong wood notes, primarily that of cedar.  There is also the smallest bit of spice present at the beginning of this cigar.  About a quarter of the way in you definitely start to notice more of a pepper note developing.  During the smoke you notice that this cigar is overall, very creamy.  In the last quarter of the Herrera Esteli lancero you pick up on some slight leathery notes as it draws to a close.  Overall, this is an excellent cigar with an amazing flavor profile.

The construction category is one of those categories that a lancero is either going to fair well in or just be terrible.  I am very pleased to announce that of the two sticks that I smoked, construction was dead on.  The burn was tight, even, and did not require any touch ups.  The smoke was full, thick, and white.

So should you buy it?  Did you read the review?  Yes! Yes! Yes!  This is an excellent cigar that is put together very well.  The flavor profile is nothing short of amazing while showcasing the excellent construction that Drew Estate is known for.  Find them, buy them, and smoke them before this limited edition is all gone.  We would also like to say a huge congrats to Willy for being named “Master Blender” of Drew Estate.

DE-Willy

 

 

 

 

 

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