On day four of Drew Estate’s #DEBonanzaTakeover for 2021, Drew Estate announced the return of two limited edition lanceros under the Herrera Estelí line, the Herrera Estelí Habano Lancero, and the Herrera Esteli Connecticut Broadleaf Lancero.
Both Lanceros come in a classic 7 x 38 format. The Herrera Esteli Habano Lancero made its debut in 2014, and was most recently released in 2019. Meanwhile the Herrera Estelí Connecticut Broadleaf Lancero had its first national launch in 2020 after being previously released as a store exclusive to Stogies World Class Cigars in Houston, Texas.
In a press release, Willy Herrera, Master Blender of Drew Estate commented, “The Lancero size is the one vitola where you get to experience the real essence of a cigar’s blend and savor the truest taste of all of the cigar’s individual components. In larger sizes, where there is proportionally more binder and filler leaf in the blend, a wrapper’s flavor profile might be masked a little bit. A Lancero brings out the intensity of all the tobaccos’ flavor. I always prefer to smoke a Lancero when I can, and I wanted to make sure fans of Herrera Estelí could enjoy the same experience.”
The Herrera Estelí Habano Lancero features an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper, Honduran Habano binder and Nicaraguan filler. Meanwhile, the Herrera Estelí Connecticut Broadleaf Lancero is a high priming of Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper (that Drew Estate reserves throughout the year exclusively for this cigar), a Brazilian Mata Fina binder, and Nicaraguan fillers.
Jonathan Drew, Drew Estate Founder and President, added, “Lanceros are certainly not as popular as large ring gauge cigars, but they have a cult following amongst the most educated cigar geeks who love majestic capa leaf, what I call the ‘oro’ of the plant. Everyone knows that Willy blends spectacular Lanceros.”
Both the Herrera Estelí Habano and Herrera Estelí Connecticut Broadleaf Lancero are packaged in 15-count boxes with an MSRP of $194.24. The cigars will be available exclusive to Drew Diplomat Program participants. The Herrera Estelí Connecticut Broadleaf Lancero will be available beginning in June while the Herrera Estelí Habano Lancero will be available beginning in August.
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