The cigar is very complex. In the first third, it has a roasted peanut note with a sweet undertone. The middle section transitions to notes of cinnamon, raisins, and orange peel, with floral hints on the retrohale. In the final third, the intensity increases with a toasted bread and cinnamon flavor becoming more prominent, accompanied by a persistent floral and orange peel taste. The peanut and nutty flavors return, and there is a lingering licorice aftertaste.
The burning is great and the draw is consistently good from start to finish
Big flavour, relatively small package. This isn't the smallest vitola by any means but it is packed with flavor. Coincidently, this is also my first in the cuban H. Upmann line. Immediately off the first draw I was hit with floral notes. I paired this smoke with a rum and pepsi and instantly regretted I didn't have with a coffee or espresso. That in no means took away from this stick. The floral notes were prevalent throughout the smoke. Construction was fantastic and never had to touch it up. The ash on this was basically white and held strong. This was about a 45 min smoke in all. I can be a chimney sometimes especially with the flavors in this one. I thoroughly enjoyed reading through 'Cigars' by Nick Foulkes along smoking this cigar. I had a pleasant afternoon smoke and looking forward to my next Magnum 54. My stick is from a box of 10 from 2020. I am sure this cigar will only get better with age.
This is a delightful fatter version of a Robusto and for Upmann a cigar unusually vested in rich dark flavours with the high notes you still expect from this brand. Bags of smoke are produced and whilst the flavours don’t change greatly through the cigar - you get an excellent 45 minute chocolate, spice and dry tones which make for a very satisfying experience. Upmann himself would have smoked this cigar whilst dreaming of leaving his bank and becoming a cigar maker. He made the right decision and one I am sure many of us consider as the markets Gyrate around us. The only certainty in life is an Upmann 54 and let’s hold tight to this consistent stubby little friend!