Diamond Crown Maximus No. 4
Diamond Crown Maximus cigars are a full-bodied compliment to the original Diamond Crown series. Created for JC Newman by Tabacalera A. Fuente, a dark natural Ecuadorian wrapper surrounds a robust blend of patiently cured and aged Dominican tobaccos for a rich, complex, and perfectly-balanced smoke. These limited production cigars are presented in uniquely designed chests of 20 cigars that form the letter 'M' or in 5-packs. Truly a rare treat for the savvy cigar epicurean.
I used to smoke Cubans and OpusX. This cigar beats them all. While around $17-$18 per stick, it s consistently high quality in taste, appearance, draw, construction! Starts with a bit mild pepper and nut/almond flavor, as it burns becomes more almond/nutty and leather. I hate spicy cigars, so the initial pepper is minor and goes away or I wouldn t smoke them.
Very rich (with a hint of white chocolate and Honduran mahogany), very earthy, mellow, leathery, herbal (including a breath of fennel & rosemary which are essentially never found in a cigar), soft, very complex,...full of organic nuances;...a full-bodied cigar with many Cuban attributes, that is worthy of the opulence of its golden band and its price.
You just can not go wrong with a cigar designed by Newman and Carlos Fuente, and they did not. Strong draw, lots of smoke, great even burn, wonderful taste and texture. Like any great cigar, they are even better after some time in the humidor. Only wish they cost less.
This cigar is one of the smoothest sticks I have ever smoked. Two years in, I have smoked a lot of sticks and this one is simply gorgeous all the way around. Just like with any top notch cigar, properly aging them makes all the difference to the overall experience.