“The Liga Privada No. 9 Petit Corona is a small cigar, but it’s a bold and flavorful one.”
Wrapper: Connecticut River Valley Broadleaf Oscuro Wrapper
Binder: Plantation grown Brazilian Mata Fina Binder
Filler: Nicaraguan and Honduran
Country of Origin: Nicaragua
Factory: La Gran Fabrica Drew Estate
Petit Corona: 4 1/2 x 46
Review: Liga Privada No. 9 Short Corona by Drew Estate (3/21/19)
Appearances on Countdown (By Year/Brand): 6 (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2018, 2019)
Coming in at #25 is the Liga Privada No. 9 Petit Corona by Drew Estate. In 2018 Drew Estate commemorated ten years of its Liga Privada brand. Most of the attention surrounded the Liga Privada 10 Year Aniversario and Liga Privada H99 Connecticut Corojo releases. However, for the first time since they were released, three connoisseur sizes were added to the core Liga Privada T52 and No. 9 lines. These include a Petit Corona (4 1/4 x 46), Short Panatela (4 1/2 x 40), and Corona Viva (6 x 46). Its the Petit Corona size in the Liga Privada No. 9 that places on the Countdown.
Liga Privada No. 9 was the first offering for Drew Estate under the Liga Privada brand. The blend consists of a Connecticut River Valley Broadleaf Oscuro Wrapper, a Brazilian Mata Fina Binder along with a combination of Nicaraguan and Honduran tobaccos. The cigar is produced at the La Gran Fabrica Drew Estate factory in Nicaragua.
With its placement on the 2019 Countdown, the Liga Privada No. 9 Petit Corona gives Drew Estate its sixth appearance on a Countdown. Four of those six were of the Liga Privada brand, but this is the first time a cigar from the No. 9 brand lands on a Countdown.
Flavorwise, the Liga Privada No. 9 Petit Corona delivered a mix of mocha, coffee, earth, black pepper, and dark cherry notes. The small cigar produced full-bodied flavors countered by medium to full strength.
This Petit Corona is a great interpretation of the Liga Privada No. 9 brand. While it is a small cigar, it comes up big and bold – and earns its spot on this year’s Countdown.
For details of the 2019 Cigar of the Year Countdown, see our 2019 criteria.
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