Name – Undercrown Shade
Size – Gran Toro
Wrapper – Ecuadorian Connecticut
Tobacco Blend – Dominican, Nicaraguan
Pricing – $4.50 – $10
Body – Medium
The band is white and gold with the standard Undercrown logo. The band on the foot is white with a gold “shade” on it.
The cigar has a light tan delicate wrapper with minimal veins and has no seams. It is also double capped.
Aroma – Wood, nutty (cashew)
Type of Cut – V-Cut
Cold Draw – Light Cedar
First third – A nice cream and vanilla hit the palate right away. A light cedar note comes through a few minutes into the smoke. Real nice and mellow flavors. Burn is pristine. Nice solid white ash.
Second Third – Cream and vanilla carry over and now mixed with a caramel and a lingering cedar finish. Burn remained perfect.
Final Third – In the beginning of this third the creaminess goes away. The vanilla and caramel notes still are present. Cigar gets a little dry at this point. Burn remained perfect.
Overall the Undercrown Shade is a great cigar. Not an overpowering experience but just what you need to relax at night. The flavors are excellent and provided an extremely phenomenal true medium smoking experience. This reminded me of one of my favorites CAO Gold.
Cigar Aficionado – 86pts. /Double Corona – 90pts. /Gordita – 91pts.
About Drew Estate Undercrown Cigars – http://drewestate.com/