Liga Privada T52
The Drew Estate Rebirth of Cigars took the cigar world by storm in 1998. Now enter Liga Privada. Translated it means "private blend", since it was created for Steven Saka, the President of Drew Estate.
The Liga Privada T52 cigar is an amazing cigar. Extremely limited, its unique concept and format harkens back to a bygone time. The secret is in the stalk-cut wrapper— a much more costly method to produce, seldom, if ever, employed these days. It’s a process where the entire tobacco stalk is cut and removed to dry, as opposed to picking each leaf one at a time. The advantage is a richer, fuller, more oily and flavorful leaf, reminiscent of the “Old World” Cubans.
This cigar is sheer beauty to behold. Oils are just about oozing from the wrapper and the flawless construction is evident. The filler comes from seven different countries, including Nicaragua, Dominican and Honduran.
Pleasant notes of cocoa and coffee abound, balanced with touches of a peppery presence. As so many of the best cigars, this is not for beginners. Complex, but not overpowering. This is a cigar for the connoisseur, asserting its fuller body beautifully.
The T52 has set the bar very high. Although hard to find, these cigars are truly the best of the best, and deserve your efforts to locate them. It is a pleasure to smoke what the boss is smoking.