Cigar Review: Drew Estate Liga Privada H99 (2018)

Initial Thoughts:

The first thing I noticed about the Drew Estate Liga Privada H99 Connecticut Corojo, after taking it out of its aged and yellowed cellophane, was its incredible aroma. The smells of cedar and mulch filled the air.

The cold draw was perfect and I could taste flavors that were leafy, nutty, earthy, and woodsy.

Puffing through the first third, the flavors are incredibly complex with both very smooth and somewhat spicy notes. And, on occasion, I could taste delicious sweetness. The Liga Privada H99's construction is perfect so far.

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Brand: Drew Estate
Line: Liga Privada, H99
Size: 6 x 52
Cut: Guillotine
Light: Torch
Price: $14.33

Wrapper: United States Connecticut Corojo
Binder: Mexican San Andres Otopan Negro Ultimo Corte
Filler: Nicaragua, Honduras
Smoke Time: 84 minutes

Through the middle of the Drew Estate Liga Privada H99, the flavors were of spice and leather, but no pepper. The cigar is full-bodied without being a pepper-bomb, which is very nice.

The burn was a little uneven, but the draw was perfect and I could get plenty of smoke which allowed me to completely taste and enjoy this cigar.

Final Thoughts:

The Drew Estate Liga Privada H99 Connecticut Corojo pre-release sample was an absolute joy to smoke. The flavors were complex, the draw was perfect, and the only thing that held this cigar back from being perfect was a burn that was slightly uneven at times. One of the flavors I really enjoyed out of the H99 was a roasted caramel.

The Liga Privada H99 was a great smoking experience and is a cigar I hope to smoke again. A CigarScore 5 well-deserved.

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