Origin : Cuba
Format : Corona Gorda
Size : 143 x 18.26 mm
Ring : 46
Weight : 11.41 g
Price : ~$10 each
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H. Upmann Magnum 46 has definitely sealed its place in my Humidor. This is a very classy cigar, with only one drawback that I could find. Overall, though, an excellent smoke.
The first thing that will grab your attention is the color. I don't believe I have ever seen a more attractive shade of chocolate brown wrapper in my life. A little veiny here and there, but the coloration seems to draw your attention away from this aspect.
Very good construction up to a point. From an entire box, I got 23 cigars that smoked excellently over a period of times. There were a couple, however, that seemed to have a really tight draw to them. Of course, this is going to happen from time to time with a hand crafted cigar, so it's basically worth overlooking for the enjoyment from the other 23.
The first third was a calming smoke, relaxing in overall nature. It reminded me of a lazy day, and you don't get that a lot in today's high speed society. Very nice. The second third began to get a bit spicey. Not too much mind you, just enough to let you know that this cigar has a style of its own. Also nice. The final third was all rich wood, an excellent end to a truly excellent cigar.
At about $10.00 each, you really couldn't ask for more than what you get here. I was really surprised at the level of perfection on this smoke in regards to the price. Very well worth it.
Overall Rating :
For the most part, this is a great cigar, particularly for those on a budget. The hard draw on those two were a let down, particularly as one was the last one in the box and I was really looking forward to it, but still, a good cigar for just about anyone.