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Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Cigar Blog #2
The other day I was talked into trying a really interesting cigar the Liga Privada T52 Robusto thank you Tommy. I wasn't a huge fan of the original Liga Privada #9 but I thought why not try it. He provided me with some interesting information. Drew Estate's President, Steven Saka was looking for something unique. He discovered a farmer in Connecticut who was experimenting with a new sun grown Connecticut broad leaf stalk-cut which he called, "American Habano." The filler is a combination of Dominican, Nicaraguan, and Honduran Tobaccos.
The Liga Pravada T52 has a very dark wrapper which is very oily. The pre-light aroma was very mild but pleasant and a cut with a Monte Blanc scissor cutter revealed a very good draw with an interesting flavor that left a slight sensation of pepper on the tip of the tongue.
The first about quarter of the cigar burned perfectly releasing oils from wrapper. The ash was light grey almost white. Revealing taste notes with hints of cocoa and pepper.
About half way into the cigar it was still was burning perfectly releasing a sweet aroma into the air. The cigar started getting a little more bold in flavor. The taste notes released another note of cedar which was a pleasant surprise.
About an inch from the end all the way through I had to touch up the cigar a few times but it still burnt well. The taste opened up even more to bolder spicy cigar. This cigar i would classify as medium to full smoke. I was very impressed at the construction and quality of the tobacco used. I'll be the first person to tell you I'm not usually a fan of Drew Estate cigars. But I've recommended this cigar to a lot of my friends. I hand them the cigar and they ask me what it is. I wait for them to take a couple of puffs before I reveal that it's a Drew Estate cigar. Try this cigar and let me know what you think.