Written by Puff Staff

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

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altMore reviews are on tap for today, and both are of medium to full-bodied cigars.  We will begin with the H. Upmann Legacy and end with the Room101 Big Delicious.

H. Upmann Legacy Robusto

H. Upmann is anything but a new name in the cigar industry, as it’s a brand of cigars that has been around since the mid 1800's.  H. Upmann cigars have been the choice of several famous people, including John F. Kennedy.  In fact, JFK was such a fan of the brand that he supposedly requested some of its cigars prior to announcing the American trade embargo in 1961.  Fast forward to 2013, and we have the H. Upmann Legacy, which is a February release.  While H. Upmann is known for creating milder cigars, the Legacy was released as a bolder option for its fans.  This is not the first time that H. Upmann has tried to revamp its image, as it re-blended its 1844 Reserve line in 2012 with success.  Will the Legacy live up to its billing, or will it disappoint?  I’m ready to find out.

The H. Upmann Legacy Robusto measures 5 x 54.  Other sizes include the 5 1/2 x 44 Corona and the 6 x 52 Toro.  The cigar features a filler blend of aged Dominican and Nicaraguan tobaccos.  Its binder is also Nicaraguan, and an Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper completes the composition.  This marks the first time that H. Upmann has used an Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper.  As I mentioned, this stick is of the bolder variety, and it sits somewhere in between the medium and full-bodied categories.

The Legacy is an eye-catching cigar.  The wrapper is smooth and has a slight sheen of oil on the surface.  There are some moderate veins visible as well.  The decorative bands at the head and the foot of the cigar are colorful and do a nice job of sprucing up its look.  The top band features the H. Upmann name, while the bottom band showcases the Legacy moniker.  When feeling the cigar, it seems to be firm and well-packed.  A quick whiff reveals a sweet scent, while the cold taste is of cedar.

After lighting the H. Upmann Legacy, the cigar performs efficiently, except the draw. It's stiffer than I would desire, but aside from that, there are no real negative issues to report. Solid gray ash is produced. There is no need for any touch-ups and the cigar burns evenly on its own. Re-lighting is also not necessary.


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