December 5, 2007
Origin : Dominican Republic
Format : Petit Corona
Size : 129 x 16.67 mm
Ring : 42
Wrapper Color : Medium Brown
Wrapper Type : Indonesia
Filler : Dominican Republic, Brazil
Binder : Dominican Republic
Type of Light : Match
Type of Cut : Guilliotine
Price : ~$5 each
I purchased this Cigar at a small tobacco shop located in Cincinnati, OH. I bought it November 16th, 2007 and I smoked it the same day because of the appearance of Bloom. The Weather Conditions were low forties, and humidity was around fifty percent. There was also zero wind. This Cigar was smoked by me at Xavier University, Located in Norwood, Ohio.
Appearance : [rating:5/5]
It had bloom on the wrapper which was an excellent sign. Bloom: also called plume is the slow rising of essential oils to the surface of the cigar. It first appears as tiny crystals and will eventually make the cigar appear dusty. A more advanced bloom (which i experienced) gives an opaque white look to the entire cigar. Many smokers prefer a cigar in a bloom state.
There was a limited appearance of veins.
The cigar was firm to a pinch which was perfect, it wasn’t too hard or too soft it was just right.
Construction : [rating:4/5]
The wrapper cracked with 3/4ths of an inch left.
Ash length is Important when looking at a cigar’s construction and the average length to this particular cigar was 1 in which is pretty good.
Flavor : [rating:5/5]
The flavor was a rich and warm vanilla expresso taste, it was very welcoming and enjoyable.
Finish: the cigar left a pleasant taste on my palate.
Value : [rating:3/5]
The cigar cost me around $5 dollars and it was worth every penny; with its wonderful taste and great draw this cigar was a great smoke.
Overall Rating : [rating:overall/5]
Total Time Smoked : 35 Minutes.
Times Ashed : 5.
Ash Color : Light greyish white.
First half Burn: it was a little uneven.
Second half Burn: it was even.
The Draw was easy and the Cigar produced great volumes of smoke.
Strength: It was not too strong of a cigar especially due to its size, if it was larger i may have felt more of a buzz.
This Cigar was a wonderful smoke and I recommend it to all.
January 27, 2009
I like a well aged H. Upmann. I smoked one last February that was 3 years old and it was very smooth with nice mellow flavors of leather, wood, and sweet coffee undertones. I have one left from that batch.
September 6, 2008
i buy this range from Famous Smoke in the US but generally keep them in a humidor for a few months – or longer – before smoking.
they never let me down and are a great smoke – equally as satisfying as their cuban counterparts except much cheaper at US prices.
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