H. Upmann Sir Winston

H. Upmann Sir Winston

Origin : CubaH. Upmann
Format : Churchill/Julieta
Size : 178 x 18.65 mm
Ring : 47
Weight : 15.07 g
Price : ~$20 each

H. Upmann Sir Winston is probably one of the biggest cigars that I’ve ever smoked and one of the most attractive. The rest, well… was a bit much. I like a good cigar that will let you know that it is there, mind you, but this one was too demanding of attention.

Appearance : Rating: ★★★★½
Very nice looking. Long, powerful cigar that makes you think of wealth.

Construction : Rating: ★★★★☆
Very very good from the first appearance and even the feel. It was a nice even burn all the way through. Someone did their homework on cigar construction with this one.

Flavor : Rating: ★★★☆☆
First, I’d like to say that I am sure there are people that would rate this cigar very high. For me though, it came on far too strong and rough at the initial lite-up. The flavor was all wood, stout musk and powerful. Almost too much for my palate. The second thirds was about the same. The final third, well, to be honest I just couldn’t make it through it. This one just didn’t work well for me.

Value : Rating: ★★★☆☆
A little much for such an ovewhelmingly stout smoke.

Overall Rating : Overall Rating: ★★★½☆
I know that this cigar is probably made for the more experienced smoker, one who goes through several a day. After a bit your palate seems to adjust and require a stronger smoke. But all in all, if you have a tender palate at all, you’d best shop elsewhere.