H. Upmann 1844 Reserve Churchill 5 Pack
The fine Cuban heritage of H. Upmann cigars lives on in this rich, full-bodied and aromatic edition. Blended with a hearty Ecuadorian Cubano wrapper that caps a savory, Nicaraguan broadleaf binder and a diverse combination of Dominican longfillers, H. Upmann cigars are an excellent selection for the cigar connoisseur who prefers 'old world' Cuban style flavor and aroma. Often hard to find, add this fine selection to your humidor by ordering a box now.
H, Upmann does it again.
Medium-bodied with classic flavors of wood grain and semi-bitter leaf tannins; cookie dough also entered the fray briefly on the second half. I had stored this at 69 + % RH and it didn t like it a bit, as the draw was tight and the wrapper cracked halfway through. Burn was uneven, and way too fast during the first half; lasted me less than 45 minutes til the nub. My guess is they require 3-4 months to settle down.88+ points
The appearance of the cigar is decent, with tight visible seams, some veins, and a couple of discolorations. The prelight aroma of the cigar is pleasant, with cedar from the wrapper and a rich milk chocolate from the foot. At first light, there s a good amount of smoke output, that dissipates slightly, but lasts throughout. The flavors through the first few draws are cedar, chocolate, and pepper on the palate and through the retrohale, more so with the latter. The smoke has a nice, creamy texture with a smooth finish, and the aroma is a spicy wood with chocolate, very similar to the flavors on the palate. After a while, the notes from the first draws remain, but nuts are added with a hint of cinnamon, and the wood becomes more dominant. Overall, the cigar comes in at a medium body and performed pretty well. Not bad!