Drew Estate
Drew Estate BOTL 2019 Corona Gorda and Lancero

Vitola: Corona Gorda
Length: 6.0
Gauge: 46

Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf
Binder: Ecuadorian Connecticut
Filler: Nicaragua
Factory: La Gran Fabrica Drew Estate
Country: Nicaragua
Purchase Source: The Stash Smoke Shop
Date Purchased: February 14, 2020
Price: $11.70
Date Smoked: February 24, 2020
Quantity: 3

Drew Estate BOTL 2019 Corona Gorda and Lancero

BOTL 2019, Connecticut Broadleaf, Corona Gorda, Drew Estate, Lancero Today was my first time smoking this Drew Estate BOTL 2019 in Lancero. I didn’t know quite what to expect, but I was hoping that the Drew Estate reputation for smoky cigars would prevail.

Once lit, earthy tobacco flavors with cocoa and a black coffee finish are delivered through a perfect smoky draw. The retrohale is a well-rounded black pepper flavor with just a tad bit of spice at this point.

At the second third, coffee, cocoa, and leather arrive to keep me company. The draw is what I was hoping for… the typical Drew Estate smoky draw with a retrohale that delivers black pepper spice. I make note of this notable feature of most Drew Estate cigars that I’ve smoked because as I have been smoking my way through Lancero February, I’ve noticed that these thin cigars (Lancero) are at times difficult to keep lit without puffing the crap out of them.

At the last third, I can say that this is a delicious cigar. I’m glad I have a couple in the Corona size to blaze soon enough. Thick smoke delivers deep rich earthy and leather flavors with a perfect retrohale… I’m in!

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The Experience

Ash: Even
Draw: Perfect
Smoke Output: Thick
Flavor: Earthy
Strength: Medium
Body: Medium
Finish: Complex
Value: Excellent
Overall Rating (1-5): 4

The Cigar

Chocolate: 1
Coffee: 1
Cream: 1
Earthy: 1
Leather: 1
Pepper: 1