I have smoked an entire box of these. The construction is almost flawless, I had one that was constructed poorly but all the rest burn and smoke evenly and they hold their ash well. The taste is not simplistic either. It kicks in with a lot of black peper but then the peper slows down and you get more woody favors. In the last third it always turns to bitter chocolate, without being pepery, and this is the part that I like the most. I have had several h upmanns from different lines and I can totally say I have never been disappointed. H upmann is always a safe bet for a cigar that is regurarly priced but performs above its price range.
I smoke a lot of different cigars and these taste good and different from the other cigars I smoke. I bought a box about 4 months ago. The first one I smoked wouldn t stay lit. That is no longer an issue, The draw is good, the burn not so much. After smoking for a awhile the burn is uneven and looks like the cigar was attacked by rabid squirrels. The wrapper is also somewhat fragile Would I buy them again. That would depend on price. I paid $39.95 a box. They are now on sale at $49.95 and my buy price would probably be about $29.95 with secondary discounts.