H Upmann Magnum 56 Edicion Limitada 2015

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    H Upmann Magnum 56 Edicion Limitada 2015. This Cuban marca and vitola recently made a comeback in a jar. But the original release is an edicion limitada and that is the one we are reviewing. It is the only Cuban cigar with this specific size of 5⅞x56.

    As is the case with any Cuban cigar, the blend only consists of Cuban tobacco. All younger than 3 years otherwise it would be a reserva or gran reserva. But it is a limited edition, so according to Habanos, higher quality of tobacco is used for this production.

    Name: H Upmann Magnum 56 Edicion Limitada 2015
    Country: Cuba
    Factory: Undisclosed
    Size: 5⅞x56
    Vitola: Double Robusto
    Wrapper: Cuba
    Binder: Cuba
    Filler: Cuba
    Price: €20 (The Netherlands)
    Cutter: Xikar Xi2
    Lighter: single flame
    Smoke conditions: Indoors with ventilator
    Smoke time: two hours twenty minutes. 

    The review

    The cigar looks thick and big. The dark wrapper helps, and the few veins make it look like a mean powerhouse. If this cigar was a guy at a bar, you would not pick a fight with him just on appearance. The triple cap looks great and the embossing on the ring is a nice touch. The construction feels good. The woody aroma is mild.

    The cold draw is very loose, easy. Something not very Cubaneqsue. The first puff is in your face. Wood, leather, soil, coffee, and sweetness. And there is some spice in the aftertaste. The flavor mellows out to a nice cedar, earthy, and coffee. There is a little pepper in the aftertaste.

    The second third starts with a dry mouthfeel. Leather, cedar, and hay. Even in a blind smoke, it would be clear that this is a Cuban cigar. Halfway the cigar is all about toast. The spice and pepper pick up in the final third, but even then it is possible to retrohale. 

    The draw is easy, maybe too easy. But the cigar gives plenty of nice, thick smoke. The burn is straight. Even after leaving the cigar for a couple of minutes, there was no reason to relight. The ash is on the darker side of the color scheme. It is a medium-bodied cigar, medium-full on the flavor spectrum. The smoke time is two hours twenty minutes.

    Strength: medium
    Flavor: medium

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Cigar Region Cuba
Length 5 7/8
Ring Gauge 56
Vitola Magnum 56
Construction Hand Made
Filler Cuban
Wrapper Cuba
Binder Cuba