Origin : Cuba
Format : Petit Corona
Size : 129 x 16.67 mm
Ring : 42
Weight : 8.46 g
Price : ~$4 each
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H. Upmann Regalias is a petit corona priced at less than $5 each. It may appear that this is a cheaper version of the H. Upmann Petit Corona, however I think that these are completely different cigars. The flavors are not the same and there are obvious variations in construction and appearance. Let's see how the Regalias fares.
I can't say that this cigar looks great. The wrapper is a little rough and has some obvious veining. Faint tobacco smell. Tight pre-draw with some dust and spice.
The draw is on the tighter side, however after 1-2 cm it becomes acceptable. The cigar burns well and doesn't go out in a very windy weather - which is a rare quality.
The first puffs are a bit nervous and attack the palate with notes of green pepper and cedar. The first third deploys an array of essentially woody flavors, with little complexity. The second third is slightly more interesting as roasted notes are added to the bouquet. Some bitterness appears in the last third, but not enough to call it really unpleasant.
Although this is a cheap cigar by Cuban standards, I don't think that this is a particularly good buy.
Overall Rating :
H. Upmann Regalias is a regular petit corona, there's not much to say about it. It is cheap and all its qualities are average. I wouldn't consider it as a waste of money, but wouldn't specifically look around to purchase. I have been told that they are great with 5+ years on them, but I'm certainly not going to verify this. Feel free to comment below if your experience with those is different!