Drew Estate Adds Limited Undercrown Shade Perfecto

Drew Estate Adds Limited Undercrown Shade Perfecto
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The new Undercrown Shade Suprema is a perfecto that measures 6 inches by 54 ring gauge at its fattest point.

A new Undercrown Shade vitola will be heading to cigar retailers this fall, but the limited-edition smokes may be hard to get. The Undercrown Shade Suprema is a perfecto that measures 6 inches by 54 ring gauge at its fattest point.

The blend remains the same as the other sizes in the Undercrown Shade line: an Ecuador Connecticut wrapper, Ecuador Sumatra binder and a filler mix of Dominican Criollo ’98, Nicaraguan Corojo and Criollo tobaccos.

According to Drew Estate, the perfecto Suprema is a touch bolder than other Undercrown Shade cigars. In both Cigar Aficionado and Cigar Insider blind tastings, Undercrown Shade has performed fairly well, with many of the sizes rated as mild- to medium-bodied in our reviews.

Undercrown Shade Suprema will come packed in five-count boxes that carry a suggested retail price of $47.99, or $9.60 per cigar, and will begin hitting stores in September.

Released in the fall of 2011, Undercrown was created by Drew Estate to fill a gap in its production of Liga Privada, a bold, full-bodied smoke made with Connecticut broadleaf wrapper. (Drew Estate often refers to the original Undercrown as “an inverse Liga.”) Four years later, Drew Estate added Undercrown Shade, and then in 2017, the company released Undercrown Sun Grown.