Written by Puff Staff

Monday, 14 April 2014

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Ready for more cigar reviews?  Today’s pair will examine what the Casa Magna Domus Magnus II and the Oliveros Sun Grown Reserve have to offer in terms of appearance, burn, and flavor.

Casa Magna Domus Magnus II Optimus

Industry legends Manuel Quesada and Nestor Plasencia are the men responsible for blending the Casa Magna Domus Magnus II.  As you can tell by the name, this cigar is a follow-up to an original that was released to much success a couple of years ago.  The second time around, they decided to release the newer, slightly tweaked blend as more of a regular production cigar.  Seeing how I just smoked a Casa Magna earlier this month and enjoyed it, I’m expecting more of the same fom the Domus Magnus II.  Now let’s see if it meets my high expectations.

The Casa Magna Domus Magnus II Optimus measures 5 ¾ x 52.  Other sizes in the line include the 6 x 54 Tiberius and the 6 x 60 Caligula.  The cigar is a Nicaraguan puro, meaning its filler, binder, and wrapper are all made up of Nicaraguan tobacco.  The way in which it varies from the original Domus Magnus is through its wrapper, which is of the Jalapa Sun Grown 2009.  In terms of strength, the Domus Magnus II is listed as being smooth and medium-bodied.

At first glance, I give the Casa Magna Domus Magnus II Optimus a superb grade in terms of its appearance.  A red, black, and gold band with the Casa Magna name and ornate graphics adds a nice touch to the chocolate brown wrapper.  A smaller brown and gold band at the foot features the Domus Magnus II moniker.  The cigar looks and feels very smooth to the touch.  There’s some oil on the wrapper and a few medium veins dot the surface. There’s also a very neat pigtail cap that gives the cigar a unique look. Just before lighting I notice a cold taste of pepper, while the cigar’s aroma is of wood.

Once lit, the Casa Magna Domus Magnus II Optimus offers solid gray ash and a nice draw.  The burn stays even from start to finish on its own and requires no touch-ups whatsoever.  Re-lights aren’t needed either.  The cigar seems to burn rather quickly, with total smoking time being approximately 75 minutes.

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