H. Upmann Magnum 50

H. Upmann Magnum 50

Origin : CubaH. Upmann
Format : Grand Robusto
Size : 160 x 19.84 mm
Ring : 50
Weight : 15 g
Box code : JUN 08
Hand-Made
Price : ~$17 each
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I'm really falling in love with H. Upmann cigars lately. Magnum 46 must be my favorite corona gorda and its bigger brother, the majestic Magnum 50 is a really delicious grand/double robusto. With unbeatable looks and construction, this recently introduced smoke will definitely find its followers.

Appearance : ★★★★★
When I'm smoking this one outside, I am always catching some respectful looks. The Magnum 50 is really huge (16 cm / 6.3 in) and impressive. Furthermore, it is simply beautiful with its colorado wrapper and a stylish red double band.

H. Upmann Magnum 50

Construction : ★★★★★
These probably have the most consistent construction among all the Cubans that I've smoked for a long time. Razor-sharp burn, comfortable draw and thick, silver-white smoke.

H. Upmann Magnum 50 
Flavor : ★★★★½
The pre-draw only seems woody at first, but you get a powerful spicy after-taste that makes you apprehend the first puffs. Rich and powerful, they don't disappoint, bringing an overwhelming mix of cedar and black pepper that lasts about an inch before smoothening out. The tempo is irregular and entertaining. As the second third approaches, I make out coffee and chocolate flavors, smooth and creamy. The end is mostly roasted coffee and it lacks a little complexity, that's why I didn't give it a 5/5. However, the finish is plesant and totally satisfying.

H. Upmann Magnum 50

Value : ★★★★☆
Not a cheap smoke, although the price is correct for a quality Cuban.

Overall Rating : ★★★★½
H. Upmann Magnum 50 matched my expectations. Although the ones I smoked were quite young (JUN 08), I didn't find them 'green' at all. I will be keeping some in my humidor to see how these will improve with age.

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5 Comments on “H. Upmann Magnum 50”

  1. Great review, you’ve got me even more excited about the box that I recently ordered.

    One thing – on the close-up shot of the band, it seems as if the Magnum 50 text isn’t lined up with the indention. Is that a trick of the light, or does the printing look off?

  2. Another great review – we experienced some similar flavors, and had a few differences as well. Chalk that up to individual palates… one thing we both agree on though is that it is a great cigar!

  3. Heh, i’m a sucker for anything with Magnum on the label. Tried a 46, can’t wait to give the 50 a go! I’d be happy for a box of these, they seem a great go-to smoke.

  4. Everyone I’ve had I’ve loved! Great stick especially when cigar one has them on sale!

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