Cigar Aficionado

Headley Grange Estupendo
Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
52 52
Tasting Note
The goal was audacious and completely original: to make a cigar that tasted like the heavy, pounding drum beat on the lead-in to the Led Zeppelin classic “When the Levee Breaks.” The young company Crowned Heads LLC dubbed the cigar Headley Grange, after the name of the building where the song was recorded, turning to cigar guru Ernesto Perez-Carrillo (who just happens to be a former drummer) for the task. The cigar is medium to full in body, with rich coffee flavors as well as notes of almond and spice, a solid follow-up to the first Crowned Heads cigar, Four Kicks. In a another unusual move, Crowned Heads released but one size of Headley Grange in 2012. Additional sizes come this year.
Body Medium-Full
Size Corona Gorda
Ring Gauge 52
Length 5 1/2"
Filler Nicaragua
Binder Nicaragua
Wrapper Ecuador
Issue Cigar Aficionado – Jan 01, 2013
Price $9.25
Designation Top 25 of 2012 | Rank: 24
More Reviews of this Cigar
Issue: Cigar Insider: Oct 23, 2012 | Score: 91

This well-made, softly box-pressed corona gorda starts with a creamy woodiness before gaining momentum as toasted almond, spice and rich coffee flavors emerge.

Cigar Aficionado's 100-Point Scale
  • Classic: 95-100
  • Outstanding: 90-94
  • Very good to excellent: 80-89
  • Average to good commercial quality: 70-79
  • Don't waste your money: 0-69
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