It’s Stog o’Clock, and this time, I check out the new Drew Estate Herrera Estelí Miami. It’s a 5.75×49 stick that retails for $13. An Ecuadorian Sumatra binder and fillers from the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua are wrapped with an Ecuadorian Habano Oscuro wrapper.
On the cold draw, I pick up a fruity cedar. The wrapper produces a strong cologne and leather aroma, while I smell fruity leather out of the foot. Once lit, I find leather with a fruity note and sweet cedar. Through the nose, there is a hint of cinnamon with more cedar and leather. On the finish, black pepper comes through with even more leather and spicy cedar.
Thirty minutes in, the first third comes to a close. Leather and nutmeg dominate the draw. On the retro-hale, I pick up a nice sweet graham cracker. The finish gives me light red pepper blended with almond. Strength and body both settle in at the medium-to-full mark.
After one hour, I see the end of the second third. On the draw, there is toast with more nutmeg. Through the nose, cinnamon makes an appearance complimented by more graham cracker. I’m treated to a hint of vanilla on the finish with additional almond that is now spicy. Strength and body both drop slightly to the medium mark.
The final third wisps away after an hour and a half. I find more toast on the draw with sweet earth and nutmeg. The retro-hale has no change whatsoever, but that’s not a bad thing. On the finish, I pick up black pepper and leather. Strength and body finish out at the medium-to-full mark.
The Drew Estate Herrera Estelí Miami is a darn good smoke. It’s a bit steep on price, but it offers some good complexity and depth with enjoyable flavors that blend well together. Construction is spot on, and I have no real complaints. It’s another win from Willy Herrera worth trying out.