When I was looking through the humidor of my local shop the H. Upmann 175th stood out like a shining star. I am always a sucker for Churchill sized cigars and while I rarely find time to fully enjoy one but when I do it's always a treat. The cigar was well constructed and required no touch ups through the entire 1 hour and 45 minutes of smoking time. The ash held on in large chunks throughout the cigar. The second third hands down was my favorite as I was getting those cream soda notes which I usually don't experience. Hands down would buy a box of these.
This was an excellent cigar. I had actually planned to smoke something else when this cigar caught my eye. The color combo on the bands is outstanding and for sure stands out from the crowd. The first and second third were incredible with the final third getting a bit more bitter. If you asked me to rate this cigar based on the first third it would be a much higher score. In the end I would smoke many more of these if given the chance.
This is a very good cigar even with some of the issues that I ran across. The draw at the halfway point became very very tight. The burn never suffered because of it though and the ash fell at one inch increments almost like clockwork. The strength started at medium and then shot up to full and never backed down. Overall, this is an excellent exclusive for The Privada Cigar Club especially for a lancero.
I had high expectations going into this cigar with it being the 115th anniversary and all the hype over the last year. I have to say it did not disappoint as I enjoyed the flavor profile from beginning to end. I had to touch up the burn once or twice but overall it performed outstandingly. While the cigar is on the pricey side I would happily light up another given the chance. Highly recommend this cigar.
I always look forward to the anniversary cigars from Miami Cigar. From the 25th anniversary of the company to celebrating Nestors 70th anniversary to the 75th I just smoked. The packaging on these are always stellar and cool to keep around. The humidor from the 25th is still one of my favorite pieces and tho only desktop humidor I still utilize. I often find myself attracted to buying Salomon size cigars and never find time to smoke them. I was excited to finally sit down and spend 2 hours and 40 minutes with this cigar. It was well constructed and only required a few burn corrections throughout and the draw after the first few puffs opened up and had just right amount of resistance. The flavors profile while fairly consistent in each third would constantly alternate between flavors. One moment I would get the sweetness strong and in your face and it would then switch to coffee etc. Making it a very interesting smoke. Highly recommend this cigar and hope to pick up more.
The burn on needed a couple of touch-ups, but it burned pretty evenly. There was very little resistance on the draw which is what I prefer. Construction was top notch in my opinion, there was plenty of ash and smoke and the cigar stayed cool throughout the duration of the smoke. Overall I liked this cigar, it wasn't mind blowing, but they all can't be right? Anyway this was a nice smooth smoke from first puff to the last. The cigar never got above a medium in strength and dare I say it was almost mild. There was some creaminess along with a surprisingly cherry sweetness and oak flavors. I would definitely smoke this again.
I'll preface this by admitting full well that I don't generally enjoy larger RG cigars, and typically smoke 46RG and below. That being said, this cigar blew my mind. I've always had fondness for the Neanderthal line, and with this cigar, I think Skip and Mike finally distilled their goal into the perfect package. It's squat and buff, in your face and unrelenting, and yet you keep wanting to come back for more. My total smoke time was 1 hour 55 minutes, but with a nubbing tool I could have squeezed another 10-15 minutes out of it; very impressive for such a short cigar. If you're a fan of strong cigars with a complex variety of flavors, regardless of vitola preference, I recommend you get your hands on one of these as soon as you can.
AlanAllDrew EstateFeaturedIPCPRJonathan DrewMaduroMexican San AndresNicaraguaQuick Cigar ReviewsRobusto·
It does everything so well it's hard to find a fault with it. If I'm being nit-picky, it smoked a little fast for it's size. The smoke output was phenomenal, the burn was almost razor sharp though out, the draw was perfect, and the flavor profile evolved all the way through. I'm not a flavored cigar fan but I'm a fan of this one. I remember smoking this at IPCPR and feeling that it was in the top 5 new cigars at the show. It was actually the best cigar that I smoked that day and was teased relentlessly for it. Trying it for a second time now, it holds up the previous experience. Honestly, give it a try and be open to the experience and I think you'll be very surprised at how good this actually is.
The relights kinda hurt this one for me. I think I had to touch up once and outright relight it four times which was weird because it would just go out the moment after I took a draw. The flavors were very unique and I can't recall the last time I had a cigar with this upfront level of cinnamon in the profile but my tongue feels like its been rubbed raw from the experience. It sounds a bit harsh but in actuality this is a fantastic cigar as far as the flavors and smoke output is concerned.
AllDavidoffDominican RepublicFeaturedHendrik KelnerMickey T.NaturalQuick Cigar ReviewsRobustoZane G.·
This cigar really surprised me with the flavors going on. It started out with wintergreen mixed with cinnamon then it transitioned into wood, chocolate and finally honey. The burn and construction were both excellent, I mean c’mon it’s Davidoff you pay for what you get. This was a very good smoke if you have the money and feel like treating yourself I highly recommend it.