Segovias De Esteli Maduro Robusto Review

Segovias De Esteli may seem like a new arrival to the cigar scene. By that name, they are, however the cigars and the factory have been around for longer. You may recognize the band and the blend as Antigua Esteli. After an issue that resulted in a rebrand, Segovias De Esteli is back with their Maduro and Habano lines! These cigars are made at their factory Tabacalera Segvoias De Esteli - responsible for the Casa 1910 Calvary Edition and the Fosforo Limitada 2023.

Country of Origin: Nicaragua

Factory: Tabacalera Segovias De Esteli

Wrapper: Mexican San Andres Maduro

Binder: Nicaragua

Filler: Nicaragua

Vitola: 5 1/2 x 52 Robusto

Price: $10.00 MSRP

Link to Purchase: The Cigar Farm (Use code “WW10” to save 10%!)

This firmly packed cigar has a dark, clean wrapper. The cigar has been out of the cello for a bit and when that is the case, I typically don’t get much smell or cold draw flavor from a cigar. First light brings about medium bodied and flavored smoke with notes of nuts, earth, cocoa, and wood. The retrohale has some spice and tannins. About a half inch in the flavors are coming up to full. The draw flavors are still nutty, earthy, and chocolatey, but also have a little leather in there as well. Moving into the second third the body is coming up to match the flavor at full. There’s some pepper now on the draw as well. The retrohale still holds some spice and now a bit of a dark fruit. Nearing halfway there’s a citrus note joining the profile. Performance has been flawless. Nearing the band the profile has come down to medium flavor and is creamy with some fruitiness and a bit of leather. The retrohale has citrus upfront with pepper and earth on the finish. These flavors hold into the final third. Coming to an end at just over an hour - though you could get another 10 minutes out of it probably, I ran out of time - the profile began showing some more pepper and earth and is up to full again. The cigar performed flawlessly to the end.

Overall Experience

This my first time smoking this blend in the Robusto. I had smoked it in the Box Pressed Toro. I think I give the nod to the Toro, personally. However, this was a solid cigar that offered a nice maduro experience without being overly robust or strong. It’s the kind of maduro that focuses more on decadence and nuance, as opposed to bold earthiness and dark sweetness. I think that this is a great cigar for someone who doesn’t typically smoke Nicaraguan Maduros for fear of being overwhelmed with full, bold flavors of earth and pepper or strength. I liken this blend to the Somm BDX blend. If you prefer that style of maduro cigar, then start with a single of this blend, or jump to the Toro, which is a bit bolder.

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