8 responses

  1. Cristian Boerean
    January 28, 2010

    Nice review of a rather rustic but wonderful cigar. I detected a barnyard taste in it – a noble one like in a fine, well aged, Pinot Noir.
    I am not a fan of bold, full bodied cigars but the Diplomaticos No.2 is one of my all time favorites.
    I am though intrigued that Manuel Quesada has copied the band for his dominican Licenciados cigars. Even the fonts are the same …

  2. Inspector
    January 29, 2010

    I’m glad you managed to get some flavor out of these cigars. Mine were really disappointing, tasting like cheap non-Cuban maduros (as you described) at best, and this is not something that I enjoy in a cigar. They miss that Cuban refined taste.

    However, they do have a considerable followship and hopefully they won’t disappear. Habanos might want to boost the brand with some regional editions..

  3. bogner
    January 29, 2010

    please explain the term ‘cheap non-cuban maduros’? :) are we talking Perdomo-cheap, or something else (even cheaper)? I ask because I like Perdomo maduros, and I don’t think I ever heard about Diplomaticos, but your review actually had me thinking about getting a couple ..

  4. bogner
    January 29, 2010

    oh, and that picture just looks yummy :D

  5. Jason
    January 29, 2010

    I was thinking more along the lines of non-Cuban maduros in general. I’ve had ones that were expensive and ones that were cheap, and they both seem to share a similar taste profile. One aspect of this, at least in my interpretation, is a taste of black licorice. It unfortunately is a taste I don’t care for, so I tend to avoid maduros all together. In my experience, this flavor is unusual in Cuban cigars.

  6. John Werner
    September 2, 2011

    This is a “change-up” CC for me. I find it quite unique. To my taste it is very peppery and quite woody. There is some fermented grassiness that is likely the barnyard element, but it is not as pronounced as the pepper and woodiness. I guess one could say it can be a bit strident if inhaled strongly thus I recommend a very liesurely draw. While certainly not my favorite CC I like the stick and seek it on occassion for variety. I think it is quite good in that way.

  7. Zippo
    September 2, 2011

    Can’t quite decide if I like these or not, just something missing for me. However, I agree with one of the above posters, it is a good change of pace smoke.

  8. ChurchilltheBull
    January 6, 2014

    Wonderful cigar, specially for the low price. One of my fav.

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