Steve Saka, Drew Estate's president for whom this cigar was initially blended, said of the T52: "Like the No. 9, is a very complex, balanced blend but spicier, more pepper, less earth. It sports an amazing stalk cut, river valley grown Habano capa grown exclusive for us. We have been fermenting this leaf since Sep 2006 - not aging, fermenting! It has been a ball breaker, but the result has made it worth it." And the public has agreed, this beautiful, rich Toro cigar is a best seller, and definitely worth its price.