|Shapes:||Belicoso, Churchill, Corona, Lancero/Panatela, Robusto, Toro|
|Wrapper:||, Ecuador Habano|
H. Upmann, reborn.
H. Upmann has a strong track record in the cigar industry. With Cuban-roots dating back to 1844, and a history of top-selling blends from the Dominican Republic, H. Upmann is known for their smooth, flavorful handmade cigars that deliver time and time again.
The classic H. Upmann line from the Dominican Republic recently underwent a complete overhaul. Packing change, a slightly tweaked blend, and even a new front mark - H. Upmann 1844 Reserve. I'll be the first to admit, I was skeptical. Why mess with success? But after burning a few, I realized why. This cigar is legit - a major improvement, no doubt.
The new H. Upmann 1844 Reserve features a dark, reddish-brown Ecuadorian Habano wrapper that's oily and leathery. Underneath, a Nicaraguan binder and all-Dominican long-filler blend complete the ensemble. The result is a smooth, medium-bodied cigar that's rich in flavor and complete with notes of earth, nuts, pepper, and cedar. Delicious indeed and a fitting complement to the storied H. Upmann name.
H. Upmann 1844 Reserve earned a spot in the Top 25 Cigars of the Year and received a stellar, 93-point rating, noting: "A beautifully made pyramid with a superbly even burn and lush draw that layers the palate with earth, cedar, mineral and rich tobacco intonations."