Today we take a look at the Liga Privada 10 Aniversario by Drew Estate in the Toro size.
The Liga Privada 10 Aniversario is a cigar that was first announced to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Liga Privada brand. The 10 Year Aniversario, along with the Liga Privada H99 Connecticut Corojo, was unveiled at the 2018 IPCPR Trade Show to mark the ten-year milestone. These two releases were groundbreaking because they incorporated uncommon wrappers from the State of Connecticut. The Liga Privada 10 Aniversario uses a Connecticut-grown Criollo wrapper, while the H99 uses a hybrid Connecticut-grown Corojo wrapper. These cigars were limited in availability because of the low yields of these tobaccos. Fast-forward to 2023, and Drew Estate was finally at a point where more tobacco was available, thus making these releases available with some regularity. As a result, I recently got a chance to take the Liga Privada 10 Aniversario Toro for a drive and put it through the review paces.
Liga Privada 10 Aniversario Toro by Drew Estate – Agile Cigar Review
In addition to the U.S. Connecticut Criollo wrapper, the Liga Privada 10 Aniversario features a San Andres wrapper and fillers from Honduras and Nicaragua. Production is handled out of Drew Estate’s La Gran Fabrica Drew Estate factory in Estelí, Nicaragua.
- Wrapper: U.S. Connecticut Criollo
- Binder: San Andres Otapan Negro Último Corte
- Filler: Honduran, Nicaraguan
- Country of Origin: Nicaragua
- Factory: La Gran Fabrica Drew Estate
- Toro: 6 x 52
The Liga Privada 10 Aniversario Toro opened up with notes of coffee beans, wood, and earth. The coffee bean notes moved into the forefront early. The wood and earth were joined by notes of fruit, and later in the first third by white pepper. The retro-hale delivered an additional layer of mixed pepper. There wasn’t much change for the duration of the smoking experience. The coffee bean notes remained primary. The wood, earth, and fruit notes remained in the background. The white pepper also remained in the background but gradually increased in intensity.
The Liga Privada 10 Aniversario Toro started out with medium strength and medium-bodied flavors. By the midway point, the strength and body progressed to medium to full territory. In terms of strength versus body, the body had a slight edge throughout. The construction was excellent. The burn required minimal touch-ups to maintain a straight burn path and straight burn line. Meanwhile, the draw had a touch of resistance – making it ideal for this reviewer.
My first experience with this cigar blend was with the event-only Liga Privada 10 Aniversario Savage Feast. That size featured the 10 Aniversario blend in a Feral Flying Pig size. That cigar experience left me a bit underwhelmed, so I wasn’t sure what to expect with the Toro. With the Toro, the flavors simply blew me away. This isn’t a cigar with a lot of radical transitions, but it has great flavor nuances – and each nuance has a positive effect on the overall experience. This is a cigar I could recommend to the novice or experienced cigar enthusiast. As for myself, this is a cigar I would easily smoke again, and it garners box-worthy purchase consideration. Coming in at 91 points, this cigar exceeds the threshold for the Cigar Coop Standard of Excellence.
Key Flavors: Coffee Bean, Wood, Earth, Fruit, Pepper
Complexity: Medium Minus
Strength: Medium (1st Half), Medium to Full (2nd Half)
Body: Medium (1st Half), Medium to Full (2nd Half)
Value: Box Worthy Consideration
Previous Assessment: Liga Privada 10-Year Aniversario – A Savage Feast by Drew Estate
News: Liga Privada – 10 Year Aniversario to Debut at the 2018 IPCPR
Brand Reference: Liga Privada
Photo Credits: Cigar Coop
Note: Agile Cigar Reviews are cigar assessments using a lightweight, shorter format. These will never take the place of our comprehensive reviews. They are only used on blends we have previously assessed. This might be a blend we are re-scoring or giving a score for the first time, or it might be a blend we are looking at in a different size.