Herrera Esteli Habano Robusto Grande

Herrera Esteli Habano Robusto Grande

Rank: 15
Rating: 93
Price: $9.50
Made By: La Gran Fabrica Drew Estate S.A.
Factory Location: Nicaragua
Dimensions: 5 1/4" by 52 ring gauge
Filler: Nicaragua
Binder: Honduras
Wrapper: Ecuador
Strength: Medium-Full

As his lofty title suggests, master blender Willy Herrera has created many expressive blends for Drew Estate, the handmade cigar company now owned by Swisher International. His namesake cigar, Herrera Esteli first appeared in 2013 and is made in Nicaragua at the Gran Fabrica Drew Estate factory. Since its debut, Herrera has made a few more varieties of the brand, though this year, none have resounded as loudly as the original. The Herrera Esteli Habano is named for its Ecuador Havana wrapper. The Robusto Grande delivers a substantial, yet balanced, smoke of earth and pepper underscored by sweet, nutty elements of salted peanut, candied pecan and caramel. A toasty finish makes this cigar as cohesive as it is flavorful.