H. Upmann Regalias

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    H. Upmann Regalias

    Origin : CubaH. Upmann
    Format : Petit Corona
    Size : 129 x 16.67 mm
    Ring : 42
    Weight : 8.46 g
    Price : ~$4 each

    H. Upmann Regalias is a petit corona priced at less than $5 each. It may appear that this is a cheaper version of the H. Upmann Petit Corona, however I think that these are completely different cigars. The flavors are not the same and there are obvious variations in construction and appearance. Let’s see how the Regalias fares.

    Appearance : [rating:3/5]
    I can’t say that this cigar looks great. The wrapper is a little rough and has some obvious veining. Faint tobacco smell. Tight pre-draw with some dust and spice.

    H. Upmann Regalias

    Construction : [rating:3.5/5]
    The draw is on the tighter side, however after 1-2 cm it becomes acceptable. The cigar burns well and doesn’t go out in a very windy weather – which is a rare quality.

    Flavor : [rating:3.5/5]
    The first puffs are a bit nervous and attack the palate with notes of green pepper and cedar. The first third deploys an array of essentially woody flavors, with little complexity. The second third is slightly more interesting as roasted notes are added to the bouquet. Some bitterness appears in the last third, but not enough to call it really unpleasant.

    Value : [rating:3/5]
    Although this is a cheap cigar by Cuban standards, I don’t think that this is a particularly good buy.

    Overall Rating : [rating:3/5]
    H. Upmann Regalias is a regular petit corona, there’s not much to say about it. It is cheap and all its qualities are average. I wouldn’t consider it as a waste of money, but wouldn’t specifically look around to purchase. I have been told that they are great with 5+ years on them, but I’m certainly not going to verify this. Feel free to comment below if your experience with those is different!

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    • Charlie Mueller

      yall fullachit…these are really good regardless of price, if they sit for even 6 months they are superb…find a better ciger under 10 bucks youre a lucky guy


      Never had a bad one. They do need a few months resting time and then they are spot on with rich Upmann flavors. Great bang for the buck imo.

    • Sam Gearhart

      I honestly think these are amongst some of the best H Upmann cigars right now 2014/15 and the previous reviews don’t give them proper justice nor presentation. The blend is very similar to both the Sir Winston and Mag 50 and I liken them to mini Sir Winstons, in fact I wish most Sir Winstons tasted this good. Baking spices, rich leather and coffee/toffee and a hint of honey/caramel! I can only believe that they are producing better boxes of these now than they were a few years ago and I have 4 boxes of them at the moment. If made to choose between these and Bolvar Petit Corona’s I I would pick these in a heartbeat and they’re cheaper. I’m glad people don’t like them and that they’re not popular because it ALWAYS seems that as soon as a cigar becomes popular and in demand, that within a few years time, if not sooner, it becomes an overproduced, lackluster, bland piece of crap not worthy of its previous reputation. The H Upmann Regalias are amongst the best of the few petit coronas coming out of Cuba today, no doubt in my mind about it.

    • george

      i have several boxes of these pretty good cigar to share with friends

    • meneer

      3 box of empty cigars,a few of flavour,paper taste,it seems like a bad machine made

    • poupon

      These cigars are always plugged – a little more attention to quality and methinks that this would make for an excellent smoke as the blend appears richer than the Coronas Major.

    • Johnny Brooke – The Weekly Cigar

      Nice review. Sounds like a decent smoke for the money.

    • DJ

      Always good to read a tough review — evidence yer not in the tank!

    • JasonT

      I’ve smoked a couple of these last month and both were plugged. I don’t think I’m gonna go for a strike three.

    • Dsanders

      You’re right….tried this last week while in Korea and way disappointing.

      The H Upmann’s are one of my favorites and the recent Limited Edition is a great example for me.

      In OZ today and picked up Liga Privada 9 (never tried) and Alteza Cigars.

      Thanks for the posts!

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Cigar Region Cuba
Filler Cuban
Wrapper Cuba
Binder Cuba
Length 5 1/8
Ring Gauge 42
Vitola Petit Corona
Construction Hand Made