H.Upmann Sun Grown Churchill
7 x 54 - Natural - Single
H. Upmann cigars continue their tradition of excellence in an affordably-priced, medium-bodied selection. Rolled with sun-grown wrappers cultivated in Ecuador (renowned for growing the world's sweetest, most flavorful wrapper), this top-grade leaf surrounds a hand-selected broadleaf binder and a blend of fine Nicaraguan and Honduran fillers to create a fuller-flavored cigar with tons of complexity. Cherish the gifts of the sun by ordering some of these fine cigars now.
This cigar was not as good as other H. Upmann sticks that I ve had. It was not a BAD cigar, but not outstanding either. The burn was a bit uneven about halfway through, I and kept having to relight one side. It s a pretty large ring gauge for a Churchill. I would consider it more of a Toro or Gran Toro, with the 54 ring gauge.
Received 10 free cigars with my last order. I was pleasantly surprised since I had never smoked an H. Upmann before. The burn, draw, and appearance were all very consistent. The medium bodied smoke was quite good as I wasted away over an hour of my day.
I received two of these on the Sun Grown Test flight. Both of the Churchill s had cracked and split wrappers. The wrappers also appeared to have some sort of white residue. This was not mold or plume; the residue was unable to be brushed off. The draw was very tight as well. I put it down before the completion of the first third. I have been smoking the other sticks in the Test Flight and I have no complaints.
Draw showed just a little resistance through a V-cut, and it was excellent following a guillotine cut. Starts off woody, then it turns floral by the end of the first third, after which the salt and pepper of the Nicaraguan tobacco kicks in. It then turns creamy around the midpoint, and more full on the last third. Lasted for about 90 minutes. My wife says they re smelly, but I counter by telling her the smoke is rather smooth: I think these would benefit from a little time in a humidor [stick was just a little tight too]. 88-89 points [Excellent]