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I writing this review while I'm smoking the cigar
I think this is my first time smoking the 46
Chocolate Milk wrap
nice cigar started with spicy taste on the lips and after taste
then turn to old tobacco
the amount of smoke is accepbtable
the burn is fine , slow but also acceptable
firm white ash
good cigar for the afternoon, medium body
I think H.Upman successful in reqular production more than EL
305. H. Upmann Magnum 46 Aged 2008
From my own collection.
Location: This review was made indoors in Mellgrens cigar lounge.
H. Upmann is a current pre-Revolution brand, established in 1844.
The range comprises light to medium strength cigars, using tobacco from the premium Vuelta Abajo region in Cuba.
Size: 5.6×46, Grand Corona (Coronas Gordas).
Wrapper: Milk chocolate, oily and silky-smooth with tiny veins.
Construction: Firm even feel when lightly squeezed.
Cold draw: Cedarwood.
1st third: Starts with a smooth note of toasted bread and a suave note of cedarwood in the background.
2nd third: Keeps the same.
Burn: Burns hasty, fairly sharp with a grayish stable white ash.
Smoke: Voluminous white smoke with a cool feeling with a light draw.
3rd third: No changes, well balanced with s smooth flavour profile.
Duration: 16:30-17:30, 1h.
Conclusion: A mild bodied cigar with a mild strength profile.
Result: In my book this is an 89 point cigar.
/Cigar Reviewer André
(A review by an apprentice aficionado)
My first Upmann Mag 46 was very nice. A lovely start of leather and honey, which remained throughout the first and second, later joined by a buttery smoothness in the second, all of which transitioned to a burnt caramel in the late second/early final third. I chose to leave the cigar halfway through the last third as it became decidedly bitter and I didn’t want to ruin the beginning tastes.
I have been looking for a cigar, which would potentially be my first box of cigars to purchase and this is a good contender in my list.
Despite being considered light to medium in strength, I find this Corona Gorda to be exceptionally mild and on a level with the Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure No.1 (a cigar of the same size but of a supposedly lighter body). Construction is good and the presentation of this cigar in an SLB cabinet of 25 delights the eyes. It can almost be tasted before being set fire to. The delivery of smoke is consistent however, to my dismay, so is the flavour. It starts sweet and smooth and continues in the same manner until the end. It is by no means a bad cigar and dies in the ashtray with its dignity still intact. A good morning smoke but can barely be tasted after a substantial meal. Consistency, however, is key and this cigar never fails to deliver what you expect of it.