Friday, May 11, 2007

H. Upmann Coronas Major

Size: 5 1/4" X 44 (Petit Corona)
Country of Origin: Cuba
Presentation: Three Layers of Tubes in a Box of 25.
Extras: This model can be machine-made and hand-made. Both of them have the same characteristics and H. Upmann taste with a strong tobacco background blended with herbal flavours. The minimum ageing recommended for both models is at least five years. (From

This little tan stogie is a tad rustic looking. Though many Cuban cigars are. It did have a beautiful toasted brown wrapper though.

Clipped easily. draw was easy. The prelight draw has a light hint of that distinctive "Cuban earthiness", but not much else.

Burn/Draw: The burn was fairly uneventful, which is a good thing because this stogie evidently occasionally has burn issues. It was not perfect, but not too terribly bad, and self corrected pretty easily. I did go through this cigar fairly quickly, though.

Flavors: Fairly Unimpressive. Much like the prelight draw, this cigar had that distinctive "Cuban earthiness" but that's about it. It is kind of a one note cigar, and that is unfortunate. There are several better choices to be had in Habanos, even in this cigars price range. I suggest looking elsewhere.


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