Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Drew Estate Undercrown Robusto

Drew Estate Undercrown Robusto Cigar
I've had a five pack of these Drew Estate Undercrown Robustos aging for about six months now and I'm finally getting around to smoking my first one (except the Dogma I reviewed this spring). I've been saving several cigars for special occasions and I think today is the day to break one out. You can pick these up online from Famous-Smoke.com for $7.45 each, when they have them in stock.

From the foot there is a strong aroma of rich, fermented tobacco and the free cold draw has flavor notes of oak and brown sugar. The oily, toothy, maduro colored wrapper is seamless to the eye and it contains only a couple smaller veins. A triple cap adds a nice finishing touch to a great looking cigar.

The Undercrown opens with a medium bodied mix of flavors that are floral and chocolaty, plus it produces an amazing amount of smoke. Within the first quarter inch an oil line forms just above the razor sharp burn line and a hint of black pepper enters the mix. As the cigar burns there are other flavors of earth, dark chocolate, ripe tree fruit, leather, toast, and charcoal. The cigar ended it's sixty minute burn time by providing a full bodied finish of charcoal and milk chocolate.

The Undercrown, by Drew Estate, had great construction, a fantastic flavor mix and a long burn time. If you haven't tried these yet they should be at the top of your to-smoke list!

Rated 95

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