13 responses

  1. Steve
    November 23, 2011

    They are wonderful cigars that need a bit more time. I bought two boxes when they were first released and couldn’t help myself from trying one soon thereafter. They are rich, tasty and complex with loads of Upmann flavors and hints of Mag 50 LE greatness. That being said, they are terribly young. The wrapper burnt horribly and it kept going out (admittedly, I was working while smoking so I wasn’t completely paying attention to it). The particular cigar I smoked probably could have benefitted greatly from a dry boxing for a couple days. In addition, the cigar got a little acrid towards the final 1/3. My suggestion is to buy you can get your hands on and give them a long rest — at least a year and probably three.


  2. TheMcDac
    November 26, 2011

    What a terrific review! I’m sure going to get myself a box of 10 when I come across a LCDH during one of my business trips. Thank you for posting this.


  3. BleacherDave
    December 17, 2011

    Working my way thru another now. Great value in a special release. Rich, complex…..and young. Bun problems working out after 1/3 with some help. Spicy, toasty with an underlying barnyard muskiness (hay?) waiting to come thru. I’m gonna bet on these aging well. 5 boxes please!


  4. manuel
    December 21, 2011

    Thank you very much for the review of a cigar that if it ever arrives in Spain it will have to take some time. From your excellent comments I tend to agree that ageing will be highly recommended for this cigar. It is mouthwatering when you say that the medium body turns to full body and the freshness of the tobacco…!!! With H Upmann flavors..!! Exciting,
    What has arrived here is the short hoyo piramides, galera forum, E.L. 2011, that I have smoked several this week(since I know you are an Hoyo fan) with excellent tobacco and wonderfull fermentation. I think you will enjoy. Please find them, smoke them and give us your opinion. Gracias.


  5. DrFever
    July 14, 2012

    I had the pleasure of smoking one of these last night. You are correct in recommending some age for this cigar. Although I did love the cigar and was able to catch all the taosted nut, cocoa and caramel flavours that I expected, I did find some bitter amonia like sections during my experience. However, these spots were minimal and do not detract from my experience which for the most part was incredible. It burned like a charm and smoked beautifully. Extremely tasty with a creamy velvety smoke. I will be buying some to age for sure.


  6. DrFever
    July 27, 2012

    2nd release (I presume 2012’s) are out at authorized retailers. I ordered my two boxes last night.


  7. B.I.G.
    September 6, 2012

    I just smoked one this afternoon, perfect draw, flawless appearance. Flavorwise great and interesting with Upmann, honey, wood etc… Loved it but the combustion was terrible in the end.


  8. JackL
    November 17, 2012

    Chipping away at first box and just put down second box for a nap. I can only imagine what these will taste like in 1-3 years.

    Lets face it, the CC naysayers are wrong. I have smoked better younger cigar the last 18 months that I ever have before.


  9. 111
    December 14, 2012

    I dont know all the fancy words to describe a cigar but ive smoked many but this one deserves special attention. a great smoke with a some ageing and a camp fire get um well you still can u wont regret it!


  10. lposse1
    June 19, 2013

    Just finish one and must say…It was a top notch smoke! Amazing flavors almost creamy from the start to finish. Near perfect burn and a full 1 1/2 of ash before it toppled.
    I felt that this cigar did not have some of the typical Upmann mustiness that I have noticed from the 46/50. The RR will stay with me for a while. It will be hard to let the box age!


  11. Smokin’ Joe
    July 29, 2015

    I purchased a couple of these as singles from LCDH and just smoked one. Would agree that they are young and need some aging. I found the smoke to be medium bodied thoughout and did not get any of the flavors others have. I will let the other one sit for a few months and try again.


  12. Julio H
    February 5, 2016

    Bought a box of 10 of Sept. 2014 release. Smoked the first one at end of January 2016. Construction, burn, smoke volume were all outstanding. The flavor was full and I smoked it to the nub with never a hint of bitterness or “ammonia”. One of the best Habano’s I’ve smoked at a price point below $20 per stick.


  13. smokin Willie
    June 25, 2017

    I just smoked my second out of a box of 10. The first one had major burn issues probably because I only let it rest for a week after receiving mine in the mail. I let the second one rest an additional 3 weeks and did not experience any burn issues. The flavors on the first 3rd were complex with woodsy spice that had hints of sweet cinnamon the ash went 1 1/2″ before a I ashed it. The flavors mellowed out after the last half and remained woodsy with a hint of mint. I plan on aging the remaining 8 for at least a year before I have my 3rd try at this fine cigar.


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