34. H.upmann – Magnum 50 

Sponsored by Habanos Nordic. Wrapper is milk chocolate in colour with a medium oily wrapper.
First taste: milk chocolate with cedarwood and a almond bitterness, but nothing to harsh. Very smooth and enjoyable.
Medium voluminous smoke.
The classic white-grayish ask.
Classic Cuban smoke notes, the cedarwood gives the dry but fresh tones.
Then the milk chocolate creaminess smoothens out in the mouth.
A very enjoyable hour has passed and I’m 2 cm from the band, it’s creamy and just lovely.
It finished off like a classic Cuban, with a slight bitterness.
90 points in my book. / Cigarmaster André

(Published 16/05/17)

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25. H.Upmann Half Corona Secret Batch

Sponsored by Habanos Nordic. Wrapper is more to the candela side with a green hue.
Starts of with a creamy sweetness like the toasted waffle cone of a cornetto. Crushed hasselnuts that have been roasted sugar coated.
Beautiful white ash, creamy and fluffy smoke, very voluminous.
A lite touch of ment, cedar wood.
And when I puff a little harder the menta covers my lips with a freshness.
Half way in the ash goes over to be a gray hue like most cubans.
White pepper appears but it’s still very enjoyable.
It’s very rare I don’t want to let go of a cigar. Im at the end and this cigar has been extraordinary good. I really hope this wasn’t just an one off, because this is the change Cuba needs. / Cigarmaster André

(Published 11/04/17)

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24. Montecristo Linea 1935 Maltes

Sponsored by Habanos Nordic. EXCLUSIVE FIRST TRY. I dedicate this review to Luis and I thank you for this wonderful gift and opportunity to try this.
Fidel moves in mysterious ways…
Smoked this outside in 7°C
Wrapper is milk chocolate in colour with somewhat noticeable veins.
First draw, dry cedar wood, rich heavy dark chocolate taste, some sweet earthiness in the background.
Light perfect draw.
Cool and mid voluminous smoke.
Starting on the 2/3 the smoke feels creamier and more voluminous in the mouth.
Burns a bit wonky but let’s just blame that im sitting outside in the open.
Now to the final part 3/3, the rich dark chocolate “creamy” covers the roof of the mouth and leaves a espresso like bitterness on the tongue, in my opinion very pleasant.
If I had to put a rating on it I would say 94/100, excellent draw, perfect construction and very enjoyable flavours. Overall an amazing 2h of smoking. Highly recommend it for when it hits market. / Cigarmaster André

(Published 26/03/17)

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