Unless you’ve been living under a rock, H. Upmann is a name you've heard a thousand times before. Complete with Cuban-roots dating back to 1844, and a history of top-selling blends, H. Upmann is well known for their smooth, flavorful handmades that deliver like clockwork. But not long ago, the brand underwent a bit of an overhaul. And to make a long story short, the results were tremendous. Now, H. Upmann continues to make strides forward with new and innovative blends. Case in point: H. Upmann Legacy.
Without a doubt, the highlight of this blend is its core. Nicaraguan and Dominican long-fillers secured by a Nicaraguan binder. On paper it might sound like par for the course. But these tobaccos were carefully selected from a special, vintage crop dating back to 2008. Well-aged yet feisty, this core is paired with a dark-brown Ecuador Sumatra wrapper boasting an oily sheen and even color. This medium to full-bodied recipe yields a bold yet refined profile as hints of cream, nuts, cedar, spices, and cocoa are delivered through billows of smoke and an even burn. With all that this handmade brings to the table, it sure ain't your run-of-the-mill H. Upmann. But that's definitely a good thing.
Five stars for flavor and four stars for a tighter draw, uneven burn at times, and some slight cracking on one of the wrappers.This cigar has different attritubutes from start to finish. I tasted more pepper in the beginning and a lot of creamy and nutty layers in the middle with some undertones of aged vanilla. It also tasted as if the tobacco could have been stored in an old whisky barrel and has a great aroma. Overall this is a full bodied and delicious tasting and aromatic cigar.