Drew Estate Java Maduro Corona Cigar Review
This boxed pressed 5×44 stick features a very dark brown wrapper with an oily sheen, mottles colorings, minimal veins, tight seams, sharp pressed corners and extremely potent aroma of a sweet chocolate and coffee. This is a cigar that needs it’s own humidor, away from non-infused cigars, I’m not kidding. First light reveals reveals a slightly snug draw with rich medium bodied flavors of a smooth creamy and sweet chocolate and bit of coffee, but not as overpowering as you would expect from the aroma. The finish is long and smooth carrying the same flavors with an artificial sweetness on the lips. The first third burns fairly quickly typical for the smaller cigars. Flavors actually mellow a bit, with the same combo plus a bit of pepper on the finish giving a bit of a tingle over the tongue. Smoke output is voluminous, draw is excellent. 30 minutes in the 1/2 way point comes and goes with no changes, the ash holding on just about an inch at a time. Ending down at the nub at the 50 minute mark the last third showed no further changes, continuing the same great construction and flavor profile. Thank you very much to Robert Felo for generously sending this in for review!