Review of Esteliano Chairman Cigar
By: Gary Manelski
Esteliano Cigars are made by Blue Mountain Cigar Company in Nicaragua with Connecticut and Habano wrappers and a blend of Nicaraguan filler tobaccos. The Chairman size that I sampled measures 6 x 60, and from what I could observe, appeared to have a double cap. The Esteliano Chairman is priced at an average of only $4 per cigar when purchased by the box of 24. However, a single stick is priced at $5.85 at Mike's Cigars.
The cigar began with an enjoyable naturally sweet tobacco flavor, and also had a mild spicy aftertaste. The sweet flavor of this medium bodied cigar lasted throughout the duration of the smoke, but the mild spice became less noticeable after the first 15 to 20 minutes. The cigar had a good draw and held a long ash. The burn was relatively even, but did require a couple of minor touch-ups during the one hour and 45 minutes that it took me to smoke it down to just 1½ inches remaining. The Esteliano cigar was not very complex, but its naturally sweet tobacco flavor was consistently enjoyable all the way down to the very last puff.
Not being an artificially flavored cigar, the Esteliano Chairman has to be one of the most pleasant naturally sweet tasting cigars that I have ever smoked, and the taste lasted for an amazing 105 minutes! At an average box price of only $4 per stick, the Esteliano Chairman cigar is an excellent value, and I am rating it with a very impressive 4.25 points on a 5-point scale.