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  1. Jason T
    February 10, 2009

    I’m never smoked a cuban H. Upmann. If I ever get the chance this will probably be the size I go for. I’ve found the petite coronas to be more to my liking. Nice review.

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  2. cigarfan
    February 10, 2009

    JFK’s favorite smoke! It sounds like they’re still worth hoarding…

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  3. JMulley “Stew”
    February 10, 2009

    Yes this was one of my heros favorite smokes. Great review, I just wish I could get my hands on couple to review but being US citizen, I don’t see it anytime soon. Again great review!

    Stew

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  4. LCR-54
    February 10, 2009

    I smoke these quite often when I have little to no time – lunch at work, etc. Especially since I live in the east, they’re great for cold morning smokes.

    They are tasty and underrated but certainly not complex. You get what you get . . .

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  5. Saint Jimbob
    February 16, 2009

    I’d love for someone with access to both Cuban and non-Cuban Upmanns to compare them. The rest of us Yanks in the US will just have to watch and drool.

    The only non-Cuban line of Upmanns that I’ve liked are the Vintage Cameroon.

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  6. ShesAllThat
    February 16, 2009

    Wow…. is all I can say! Smoked one this weekend and the mentioning of the “ash held well” is true however I personally didn’t get the barnyard smell. A must have in my opinion; creamy, smooth with a slight pepper at the onset.

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  7. Kalutika
    February 19, 2009

    I got some cheap cigars fro this brand in a sampler pack recently. I was unimpressed but this seems to give some hope for a brand I have limited experience with. Also I have no idea what blend the cigar I had was in case anyone was going to ask.

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  8. ShesAllThat
    February 19, 2009

    Now I don’t know what to say…. smoked one on Tuesday and found the draw really tight. Yikes, had to draw on a bit just to get the smoke. Just goes to say, right? If this is the case, it’s not the most Feminine smoke!

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  9. Saint Jimbob
    February 19, 2009

    Kal, I would imagine that the sampler you got had the Dominican versions of the Upmann line. With Indonesian wrappers, it’s like rolling the dice, and the Upmanns are middling at best. At least they aren’t smoldering disasters like the Superiores that CI has been foisting recently. There’s a good reason that La Aurora didn’t put their brand logo on the box for that line.

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  10. Ilovekatamari76
    September 10, 2009

    I thought the bands on the Upmann petit corona were the old-style simple brown and white ones? Did they change the bands? Is the picture for this review a mistake? I picked up a few in a shop where I don’t usually shop…fakes?

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  11. havanasmoke
    June 20, 2011

    Just Fabulous, I just this minute finished one and had to tell the tale. I coup-led it with a Wells, Bombadier Ale and side glass of Drambuie. It was great! the review is spot on, These are wonderful. My favorites are the 46’s with the 50’s a close second and now I am ordering a box of the Petite Coronas. I have both 50’s and 46’s and 12 48’s in my humidor and have got to add a box of these puppies. They are everything and more. It got a little hot near the end and i attribute that to such a good smoke I was not taking my time toward the last 1/3rd. You can do that on a 46 but not on a PC…go slow towards the end and let it cool down. Such a great smoke!

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  12. Zen Cigar
    April 20, 2013

    My Review of the H. Upmann Petit Corona

    The Cubans know how to make a damn good petite corona. Just about all of their marças have a PC in their stable.

    This cigar was initially punched, but I may have to clip it as the draw is a bit tight. There is a saltiness to the wrapper which is very common in a Cuban cigar. The flavors are subdued, salt and leather with a tobacco core.

    The burn is even and the salt and pepper ash is a bit flaky.

    This was not an overly complex cigar, but a quarter of the way through I did start to get some anise in the finish and a little bit of coffee. There was also a woodiness that showed up now and again.

    I did have to clip the cigar because the draw was too tight, but other than that no complaints on construction.

    Rating: 88 (B+)

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  13. StevenSauce
    August 20, 2013

    very disappointing, muted flavors all the way, very little upmann characteristics at all, just plain tobacco taste with a hint here and there.
    might have been a poorly rolled example but not gonna pick up one again considering the half coronas are always excellent.

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  14. Don Jose
    April 26, 2014

    Two thumbs up. This has always been a solid performer in my experience. Never any construction issues, good draw and burn, and the flavor is earthy, spicy, and consistent throughout. I wouldn’t characterize it as complex, but it’s certainly not a two-dimensional smoke either.

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  15. Seedeater56
    June 3, 2014

    I’d opt for “very pleasant” rather than “wow”. Exquisitely made. Peppery start, very easy draw (I use a ¼ inch punch, these leave a clean hole and no risk of peeling). If anything, I found the smoke got fresher, like a waft of eucalyptus, as it progressed. Continues mild until the end nub with only minimal heat. A good starter cigar, but, good as it tasted, it still didn’t quite get in with the Trinidad Reyes or my all time favourite, the Montecristo 5. As to value, hmmm, they don’t come cheap in the UK, but certainly a must for any lover of the half corona/Perla size.

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  16. Rob P
    July 14, 2015

    Having recently tried these would say it is nice looking rustic cigar with plumes of smoke. I found it a little bland until final third when there was a good earthy/pepper aroma and taste.

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  17. Greg
    February 17, 2017

    Unfortunately, this cigar is on the Habanos 2017 kill list. Sad to see this one go away.

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  18. Martin Nordaas
    December 23, 2018

    This is a very pleasing cigar, I always keep smiling to this little thing.
    At first I thought it was inferior to the somewhat larger and much dearer Noellas, but maybe not.
    H.Upmanns will keep coming to my humidors, they’re great.

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