This '94' rated follow-up release under the Herrera label is a stunner. Willy began his tenure as a manufacturer in Miami and rose in the ranks to become a blender for Drew Estate. His first effort, Herrera Esteli by Drew Estate, blew away the critics with its Cuban-esque profile and entubo style rolling technique. Now, he's back and better than ever with a brand new blend that soars to new heights.
Norteno means “northerners” in Spanish and refers to the people of Esteli, Nicaragua—the same place where Drew Estate and Herrera Esteli are located. Full-bodied and chock-full of hearty flavors, this impressive handmade includes a Honduran binder overtop a bevy of long-fillers harvested from the fertile soils of Jalapa and Esteli. It's all cloaked in a gorgeously appointed San Andres maduro wrapper leaf. Notes of nuts, chocolate, and coffee are accentuated by intense punches of pepper and spice. Full-flavored and full-powered, this sequel is destined to achieve just as many accolades as its predecessor.