Origin : Cuba
Format : Grand Robusto
Size : 160 x 19.84 mm
Ring : 50
Weight : 15 g
Box code : MAY 08
Price : ~$17 each
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This review comes courtesy of Alexandr and earns him 5 entries in our current contest.
This fine cigar was the first H. Upmann I had tried, so I was very excited and looking forward to tasting it.
Pure perfection. The name speaks for itself; it is really huge and gives some positive emotions. And the red double band gives Magnum 50 that little more style. Also mine was I bit veiny, but that didn't ruin it.
High quality Cuban construction. The draw was very good and the burn quite regular. 1 year in the humidor has done its magic, the feel was consistent and firm. Only one problem occurred, the wrapper unfolded a little bit, right after the head was cut. The maximum length of ash was about 4 cm.
The beginning gives a strong and unexpected spicy punch, which quickly changes to a mix of woody and sometimes leathery tastes. At the second third the taste becomes mild, it reminds me of coffee with milk and sugar. The last third suddenly kicks in with a strong aroma of fresh roasted coffee and sometimes peppery notes appear. I did not give Magnum 50 a 10/10 because of the initial spicy punch (which I found a little too much for the beginning) and little lack of complexity in the second third.
H. Upmann Magnum 50 is quite expensive, but still this was a great and satisfying smoke. If you can find it with a price tag lower than $16 you should definitely buy it.
Overall Rating :
I’m giving it additional 0.5 points because it was my birthday smoke and it really made that day wonderful.