Guest Review: H. Upmann Vintage Cameroon

H. Upmann Vintage Cameroon

Origin : Nicaragua
Format : Robusto
Size : 5 x 52
Wrapper : Cameroon
Binder : Nicaragua
Filler : Dominican/Nicaraguan/Peruvian
Strength : Medium
Price : ~$5 each


Scent of Wrapper : Cedar.
Scent at Foot : What else but Cedar.
Appearance : Nice color, nicely rolled and packed tobacco.
Wrapper : Medium to Dark Cameroon wrapper looked tasty.
Feel : Compact.
Tongue : Cedar with a bit of hay.
Flavor on Draw : Earthy.


Taste : Really nice flow of Cedar and spice.
Flavor Changes : Not noticeable until 2/3 into the smoke—the flavors of the Cameroon started in and were very enjoyable—a smooth and rich flavor.
Strength : A steady Medium smoke throughout the entire cigar.
Feeling : I have always enjoyed this line and was accustomed to the Belicoso — the Robusto size was OK but I remembered the Belicoso to have a little more flavor in it.
Scent of Smoke : Cedar.
Heat on Fingers and in Mouth : No.
Draw : Draw had a bit of a tug to it–Not Bad—should have let it rest for a few weeks maybe.
Finish : Cedar and a bit of salty taste at the nub.
Other Aspects of the Cigar Smoking Experience : I was not impressed with this smoke like I was with the Belicoso –maybe the size difference and the resting time may have been reasons for this review not to be as good as I was anticipating.
Make any notes beyond what you noted already : I may have out grown these smokes as my tastes have become more accustomed to the newer lines out today. I still enjoyed it and would recommend to anyone that has not tried to give it a whirl…

I would rate this cigar as a “Good Cigar.” 7/10

5 Comments on “Guest Review: H. Upmann Vintage Cameroon”

  1. Hi, My brother-in-law has enjoyed cigars as far back as I can remember. I will pass this information on to him!
    Many thanks, Cindi

  2. A good smoke at a reasonable price. Recommended!

  3. Thx for posting my review and if you have yet to give these a go–try the Belicoso size,as it was my favorite in this blend.

  4. AudioFileZ says:

    The H.Upmann Vintage Cameroon Belicoso is an attractive smoke just looking at the slightly toothy medium brown wrapper that is approaching a rich dark brown. It looks like it is impeccably rolled if you go on appearance. Here’s where I have a bit of a problem. They draw a bit hard. Not impossible by any stretch to draw…Just a bit harder than I’d like.

    The first third has a nice light spice with woodiness and a sweet and clean finish. When it heats up and gets into the second third it starts to have just a little saltiness that is a nice addition. It is never harsh and and has an exceptionally clean finish that really doesn’t linger too much at all. This is not the most distinquished Cameroon I’d say, but it is a solid very refined smoke. If you’d like a bit richer Cameroon experience may I suggest the Rocky Patel Sungrown. Cameroon wrappers tend to be a bit fragile, however I had no problem with this one. I’d give it a score of 79 out of 100 if I was grading on that kind of scale, very enjoyable and I’d go as far as saying a neophyte could easily warm up to the smoothness this stick imbues. I will occasionally rotate this one in my own rotation.

  5. paulypuff says:

    Great review. This is a solid cameroon. Not the best but definitely solid. AudioFileZ, the Rocky Patel Sun Grown is not a cameroon it’s a Sumatra.

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