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Drew Estate La Vieja Habana Connecticut Chateau Corona Cigar Review

by Bryan Glynn, November 12, 2011
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Drew Estate La Vieja Habana Connecticut Chateau Corona Cigar Review

This 5.5×46 stick features a medium tan oily and butter smooth wrapper with a few small veins, tight seams, a double cap and strong hay aroma. First light reveals a good draw with very good smoke output, medium bodied flavor of a slightly bitter dry cedar, with an oil left on the lips through the long finish. The first thrid burns pretty quickly, showing much the same profile, just dropping the dryness. It is just a oily, bitter wood with much of the bitterness being in the oil on the lips. 25 minutes in the 2nd third luckily drops the bitterness, adding a milder creamy nuttiness to the blend. Smoke output is even better getting thicker and more voluminous. Ending at 50 minutes where it went VERY hot and mushy with 1″ remaining of the nub, the last third showed no further changes to the profile. Thank you very much to viewer Jeff Oda for generously providing this for review! I have previously reviewed this cigar here, and wanted to do a 2nd with some time between, as this appears to be a mixed filler value line cigar. I wanted to see how consistent the experiences would be.

  • JJO

    I was surprised to see you doing a second review of this. This stick is pretty simple in flavor, but construction, burn and draw has been a model of consistency for me. I haven’t noticed the bitterness, but that may be because I always have it with black coffee in the morning. And yes, it is mixed filler and inexpensive.

    Thanks for the follow-up. It’s nice to see previously reviewed smokes revisited to see how consistent they are.

  • Cigar Inspector

    I think this is a pretty consistent smoke, but I wish that it lasted a bit longer.

  • deafinoneear

    So was this thing using mixed filler like the other LVH you reviewed a while back? If so, I’m surprised by the consistent burn you got.

    Did you just smoke one of these or a couple?

    • Yes they are both the same mixed filler. I wanted to see how different they are. Burn really isn’t effected by being short long or mixed, that’s all in the roll not what it’s rolled with, for the most part.

  • Kace

    Is bitterness something folks look for in cigars?

  • RobinsonV

    Smoked one of these today wasn’t bad good taste nothing nocking you socks off. A decent smoke

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