The Herrera Esteli Cigar brand was added to the Drew Estate portfolio in 2013 to broad acclaim. Blender and master cigar maker at El Titan de Bronze, Willie Herrera, left El Titan in 2011 and was soon-after added to the Drew Estate team as Master Blender. His first action with DE was to blend a cigar that had a Cubanesque vibe to it, a type of cigar Drew Estate was lacking from its portfolio. That cigar was the Herrera Esteli, which was released with five sizes. In December 2013, Drew Estate announced there would be a 6th size, a limited release, added to the Herrera Esteli line, a 7″ x 38 lancero—the Herrera Esteli Edicion Limitada 2014. The production run for this cigar was limited to 2,000 boxes of 15, or 30,000 sticks.
HE Edicion Limitada 2014 Lancero Breakdown
- Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano
- Binder: Honduran
- Filler: Nicaraguan (Jalapa & Esteli)
- Factory: La Gran Fabrica Drew Estate (Estelí, Nicaragua)
- Production: Limited to 2,000 boxes of 15 cigars
- Vitola: 7 ½” x 38 Lancero
- Price: $12
The wrapper is a flat looking Colorado Maduro color, with a number of fine veins and tight seams. The aroma off the foot and wrapper are of cedar and hay. The cigar can be purchased, if you can still find them, from $12 up, depending on your local state tobacco tax.
Would I smoke this cigar again?
Without a doubt. When I put my “Smokin’ Cubans Alla Vella” list of my top cigars of 2014 on Twitter, this cigar topped that list. I see a few places still have them available, so make the effort to smoke one before they are all gone, Dojo Nation. Well worth the effort in my opinion.
So until next time, Dojo Mojo, Ya’ll!!
- Consistently rich, vibrant flavors
- Burn rate is excellent
- Superb construction
- Tends to heat up quickly