The Diamond Crown Julius Caeser cigar is named after Julius Caeser (“J.C.”) Newman, founder of the J.C. Newman Cigar Company. Like all Diamond Crown cigars Julius Caeser cigars are produced at Tabacalera A. Fuente in the Dominican Republic. The blend uses an Ecuadorian Havana-seed wrapper, a Dominican binder, and Caribbean basin and Central American fillers aged for five years.
The cigar was created to celebrate the 115th anniversary of J.C. Newman Cigars and the 135th birthday or J.C. Newman. The business has been in the same family for over 100 years.
Diamond Crown Julius Caeser 1895 Perfecto Details:
- Country of Origin: Dominican Republic
- Factory: Tabacalera A. Fuente
- Wrapper: Ecuador Havana
- Binder: Nicaragua
- Filler: Honduras
- Size: 5 Inches
- Ring Gauge: 52
- Vitola: Perfecto
- MSRP: $11.50
- Date Released: October 2013
This cigar’s appearance is really something to look at. The perfecto shape, the smooth wrapper with no visible seams. The light blue of the band really pops against the dark brown wrapper.
The first few puffs are tight, which is expected of a perfecto, but nothing difficult. As I get a few puffs in, I get some deep deep sweet notes, mixed in with some cedar. Not getting any spice in this cigar to speak of and very easy on the retro with some nice floral notes.
The second third begins without too much change, just a slight notch up strength-wise. Still getting the sweetness but the cedar has faded a bit. Really enjoying the notes I am getting as this is a great cigar for after dinner . So far, this cigar is well-balanced with a sold flavor profile. This third finished out pleasantly and with longer finish.
The final third turns to a strong espresso with a touch of pepper. The sweetness has faded and a bit of nuttiness has joined the espresso. Strength finishes out a medium.
This cigar while the first two thirds had a similar profile this for sure wasn’t a bad thing. Enjoyed this cigar from beginning to end and always happy for that next puff. I have smoked plenty of the Julius Caesar in other sizes and have to say this perfecto was a treat. If you have a Diamond Crown lounge near you pick one up!
-Zane (Zane G)