CIGAR REVIEW: Liga Privado No. 9
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Filler: Honduran, Nicaraguan
Today I'm doing a review on a cigar by Drew Estate. No, not the infused, fruity, herbal concoctions that you may expect a woman to smoke from Drew Estate but the Liga Privada No. 9 Robusto.
Appearance: It has a nice, dark, oily, slightly lumpy oscuro wrapper. It's tightly rolled with no soft spots.
1/3: The tobacco taste was both sweet and spicy. It lit easily and evenly. There was a perfect draw right from the start, very smooth and it produced creamy, full bodied puffs.
2/3: No touch ups required. The strength kicks it up a notch halfway in and the ash is still holding strong. Any spice that I picked up from the first third has now disappeared and there are some oak and nutty notes that are creeping in.
3/3: There's more change in the last third than the others but the flavor doesn't mellow out at the end. It's very rich and meaty. I found it difficult to isolate very specific flavor notes in this cigar but it has an overall creaminess and sweetness throughout the entire smoke.
I was impressed with the fact that is was full bodied without being a nicotine bomb. Should you try it or buy it? Is that even a real question? I think this cigar is the total package. It has an appearance that's enticing, a body that keeps you interested, and a taste that is too complex for words. The only negative would be that this cigar makes me want to cheat on it already with it's bigger siblings- the dirty rat and feral pig, whom I haven't had the pleasure of meeting yet.
By: Nadine Reyna