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H. Upmann / Connoiseur B (specialist tobacconists)
Length: 5 7/8" | Ring Gauge: 54
Strength: Light to medium | Vitola: Geniales
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important thing when you smoke a cigar that you should be in the mood of smoking I enjoyed this ride
The Cigar start with mint flavour then tune to chocolate
the aroma was Cedary

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155. H. Upmann Connoisseur B LCDH

2018-07-14/ ANDREDIAS95

Store bought.

Location: This review was made outdoors during an late evening with the sun going down. 18°C and a slight breeze.

Wrapper: Milk chocolate with a orange glow, silky smooth wrapper with tiny veins.

Construction: Firm even feel.

Cold draw: Hay and freshly ground coffee.

1st third: Starts of with a oak wood note followed with an freshly ground espresso. Leaving that sweet bitterness combined with the dry wood.

2nd third: Keeps the same flavour profile as previous part but with a smoother feel.

The burn: Burns slowly and fairly sharp with a white stable ash.

Smoke: Voluminous white smoke with a cool feeling on the tounge.

3rd third: The end of the second part and beginning of the last part a creamy note compliments the previous flavours. But at the end it got a little spicier.

Conclusion: A beautiful cigar, I truly enjoyed it. A medium bodied, with mild to medium strength. Perfect for a late afternoon or late evening in my case 11 pm.

Result: In my book this is an 90 point cigar.

/Cigarmaster André

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I was gifted an Upmann Connoisseur B in 2020 from a friend who knew that I enjoyed the Connoisseur A and Connoisseur No. 2 cigars. This one was the latest release and the only one of the Connoisseur range to be released as an LCDH edition. considerably bigger than the others, it matches the dimensions of the Montecristo Open Eagle and Quai D’Orsay 54.

First impressions of the cigar are big, bold and elegant with a thick gold and red H. Upmann band and additional gold LCDH band. It comes across as neat and tidy with a triple cap and is “Colorado Claro” in colour. The foot of the cigar reveals a well packed (but not tight) construction which suggested a medium draw would be experienced.

I opted for my usual V cut (which I prefer on heavier ring gauges) and was indeed met with a draw that wasn’t tight but was far from loose at the same time. A good resistance.

After toasting and lighting the “Connie B” I was immediately met with the classic Upmann mild to medium strength flavours of cedar wood, hay and toasted almonds which I always find with Upmann cigars. Simply delicious.

It is a good slow burning cigar which didn’t case me any issues from foot to nub. Reminiscent of the Magnum 54 in many ways but much longer and therefore requires more time to smoke and fully appreciate.

Due to the double bands, the amount of wrapper leaf covered by them is more than most other cigars and I found I had to remove the first (LCDH band) towards the end of the second third rather than the start of the final third.

Flavours are consistent and very enjoyable with the strength edging more up to the medium level as you enter the final third.

Upon laying the cigar to rest at my last puff, I wondered if the Connoisseaur B would benefit from a bit of age. The one that I was gifted wasn’t even a year old at the time of smoking but it was quite impressive so I assume that ageing will only enhance the flavour profile.

I thoroughly enjoyed this cigar as it is longer and thicker than the rest of the “Connie” range which I like.

I had to go out and buy a cabinet with the intention of putting it to one side for a good few years. However, I couldn’t seem to find them anywhere. The LCDH shops in England didn’t have any at the time I was looking for them (only singles) suggesting they were very popular. By a stroke of luck and whilst on holiday in Gibraltar I found that the LCDH store there (Lewis Stagnetto) had 4 boxes in their humidor and at a very good price.

I bought a box with a production date of 2020 and have put them to the back of my humidor (unopened) to age and appreciate in flavour.

If you havnt tried the Upmann Connoisseur B and prefer thicker, longer gauge cigar’s then this one could be right up your street. Pricey and hard to find due to the LCDH exclusivity but well worth it if you can get them.

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