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H. Upmann - The Banker

Country of Origin: Dominican Republic
Size: 6 x 52 (Annuity)
Strength: Mild
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano
Filler: Nicaraguan (Jalapa)
Binder: Nicaraguan, Dominican
Presentation: Individual Wrap
Location smoked: Home
Paired with: Coffee
Price: $8 USD


Construction and Overall Appearance: The Habano wrapper has a light oil sheen, with visible wrapper seams and visible veins. The cigar was loosely packed.

Toasting & Light: The cigar toasted and lit well.. At first puff the cigar delivers a bitter taste and light pepper and the pepper lingers on the palate.

Base flavors: Pepper and nothing else.

Draw: Decent draw.

Retrohale: Light pepper

Aroma: Sweet tobacco

Burn / Ash Quality: Horrible burn with flaky ash quality.

Balance of flavors: Throughout the smoke, the cigar had a dominant bitter and pepper profile.

Consistency: The flavor profile remained the same throughout the entire smoke.

General Observations: The smoke is awful, simply put; there wasn’t any complexity in the flavor profile. .

Summary: Overall, I know some will disagree with my review but I was disappointed with this cigar., I would not buy or recommend this cigar, even to a novice smoker..I would give this cigar 1 out of five smokes.


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