5* and the reason I hold this cigar in such high regard, is the fact that you would struggle to find any cigar for such a low price with this amount of flavour. With a smooth and enjoyable taste Best enjoyed in my eyes with a nice coffee. Being abit of a newbie this cigar was suggested to me by the instore staff at the Chester branch, I have to say I was not disappointed; the staff are warm and welcoming and are always happy to help.
by Thomas on Saturday 19 December, 2015
This cigar was plugged around the band area so I poked a hole from the head and it did sort out the draw though it was still a little tighter than perfect and did cause some tunnelling later on but nothing too bad.The first third was light with Nutty and cedar, second third a sweetness started to develop and I got hints of milk chocolate. Stayed smooth throughout. Nutty and tangy with earth coming in for the final third. Into the final third there was a floral earthy taste which must be that classic Upman 'olive' taste. Though if I hadn't have read about it I probably wouldn't have been able to put my finger on it. Got slightly spicy towards the end. Had it in my humidor for about 5 months but I think another 6 months would have helped bring out the more subtle chcolatly sweetness more. Burn was uneven but was correctable.
In conclusion this was a little rougher than I would expect but I am putting that down to youth. I will be buying more to put away for a few years as these have a lot of potential and are good value
by Joss on Tuesday 06 January, 2015
Hugely disappointed, I bought a sample pack variation which included 2 Upmann Majestics. One of them had a rougher build quality (flared end and slightly looser than the other) so I thought "what the hell" and took it with me on a walk. From lighting, the cigar gave me a real headache. A severe tunnel formed in the first third causing an irregular burn which hollowed its way through the core. Drastic measures neccesary, so I chopped off some of the cigar and relit it, only to get the same problem again. Tried to correct but a hole was present all the way down the centre of the cigar. Ended up stubbing it out in frustration.. Hope the other one smokes better. A real shame.
by Ross on Wednesday 22 October, 2014
The value for money in regards to the quality in construction, even burn, a little tight on the draw but with a beautifully light to medium flavour really is quite exquisite.
Tried my first one from this box, but will leave the rest for some time in my humidor as am sure this will go from being a good 30-45 minute smoke to spectacular.
Highly recommended Ladies & Gents
by gary on Saturday 26 October, 2013
very nice cigar mild and smooth from start to finish. if your looking for a cigar thats not harsh or spicy this one is worth a try.