August 29, 2008
Origin : Cuba
Format : Corona Gorda
Size : 143 x 18.26 mm
Ring : 46
Weight : 11.41 g
Price : ~$10 each
H. Upmann Magnum 46 has definitely sealed its place in my Humidor. This is a very classy cigar, with only one drawback that I could find. Overall, though, an excellent smoke.
Appearance : [rating:4/5]
The first thing that will grab your attention is the color. I don’t believe I have ever seen a more attractive shade of chocolate brown wrapper in my life. A little veiny here and there, but the coloration seems to draw your attention away from this aspect.
Construction : [rating:4/5]
Very good construction up to a point. From an entire box, I got 23 cigars that smoked excellently over a period of times. There were a couple, however, that seemed to have a really tight draw to them. Of course, this is going to happen from time to time with a hand crafted cigar, so it’s basically worth overlooking for the enjoyment from the other 23.
Flavor : [rating:5/5]
The first third was a calming smoke, relaxing in overall nature. It reminded me of a lazy day, and you don’t get that a lot in today’s high speed society. Very nice. The second third began to get a bit spicey. Not too much mind you, just enough to let you know that this cigar has a style of its own. Also nice. The final third was all rich wood, an excellent end to a truly excellent cigar.
Value : [rating:4.5/5]
At about $10.00 each, you really couldn’t ask for more than what you get here. I was really surprised at the level of perfection on this smoke in regards to the price. Very well worth it.
Overall Rating : [rating:4.5/5]
For the most part, this is a great cigar, particularly for those on a budget. The hard draw on those two were a let down, particularly as one was the last one in the box and I was really looking forward to it, but still, a good cigar for just about anyone.
September 20, 2013
A short comment. Yesterday I write about H.Upmann Connoseur N.1 in a sort of comparation with the new Robusto. Anyway in my opinion Magnum 46 is the most representative cigar of H.Upmann in medium size group. I think also that HU best cigars are big size in paricular Sir Winston, Monarcas and the fsmous pyramides HU n.2 better in this shape of the Montrcristo n.2 and second only to Partagas Pyramides but Partagas is a cigar very different respect HU so that is difficult to make a comparization between this two cigars one HU gentle, flavoured and varable like a day of autumn with mixed taste and flavour the other strong, well chracterized, full and rich of several decise notes of wood, nuts and dark chocolate with a ginger taste that seems a sunsshine day of summer.
April 5, 2013
My Review of the H.Upmann Magnum 46
Follow along here and I think I can describe to you in a meaningful way what smoking this cigar tasted like. Imagine you brewed a nice robust pot of Antigua Guatemalan coffee. Next you lighten it with some half and half and then to top it off you put just a dash of Romana Sambuca in it. Now take a big swallow of that coffee and and imagine what the lingering finish of that swallow tastes like. Next remove that slight bit of sweetness that the Sambuca gives it…
There you have this cigar. A subtle bit of earthiness with strong flavors of coffee and cream and hint of anise. It was smooth, creamy and perfect from start to finish. The burn and draw were perfect. The ash was perfect. This cigar was perfect, like smoking a cup of coffee.
June 4, 2011
These are great, I’ve just started on a second box(the first was consistent throughout, great distinctive flavors and nicely constructed)the second box is every bit as good as the first. Truly a nice smoke.
December 29, 2009
A very nice cigar. This one had twelve months in the humidor and seemed well balanced. Got a little out of hand in the middle but lighter was needed to correct only once. Typical Upmann flavour profile & sure to buy more.
February 16, 2009
The new releases are even better. The ones made for the swiss market, labeled with a band, have been a divine smoke.
January 27, 2008
In my opinion the Magnum 46 is THE best Cuban cigar out there. Never disappointing, I can always count on this one.
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