"This was an interesting cigar that featured highly enjoyable flavors, nice transitions, and the finish was the star of the show… until that harshness crept in towards the end. That harsh, somewhat bitter aspect led me to slam the brakes on the smoking experience sooner than I would have liked and it’s disappointing because I was curious as to what the final act would be. Sadly, I’ll never know BUT the first two thirds were indeed very good and based on that alone I would be more than willing to give this particular cigar a second chance." -Matt Cade (CadeTNCC
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"This cigar was never in my wheelhouse, but I am happy I got the opportunity to smoke it. This cigar expands the palate from prelight to the nub of what a premium cigar can offer in terms of flavor. Maybe my palate is broken.. I have no idea, but the exhale/retro was interesting delivering the wet wood, peat, earth, citrus, salt and flighty cream. I would happily have a few of these on hand to enjoy with some rye whiskey." -Matt C. (Big Matt)
AlanAllBlind Cigar ReviewsConnecticutDominican RepublicDouble CoronaFeaturedGrupo de MaestrosJiunnKentMontecristo (DR)Robert·
"I really enjoyed this cigar. I loved the peculiar first third that was able to undergo a metamorphosis into other complex flavors. I will be a purchaser of this cigar in the near future." -Kent (Throck)
This cigar was a great addition to the Epic line from Montecristo, maybe the best yet. I was a big fan of the Epic Craft Cured, a cigar that I thought went kind of under the radar. This is just as good as that or better. The flavors were harmonious and left me wanting more and more. I really dug the caramel sweetness combined with the on an off oak flavor. The burn and draw were perfect the whole time and just added to the great experience. I will be picking up some more of these for myself, I think you should too.
Altadis U.S.A. will be shipping the new H. Upmann Connecticut by Grupo de Maestros starting next month, to selected retailers. It is being released in conjunction with the 175th anniversary of the H. Upmann brand. The H. Upmann Connecticut by Grupo de Maestros was envisioned and blended by Rafael Nodal as a unique and bold Connecticut cigar.
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Cigar Info The Henry Clay Stalk Cut was blended by Grupo de Maestros, the elite group of master blenders and cigar...
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"This cigar is beautiful in appearance and had a wonderful aroma. As far as the cigars I like to smoke, this missed the mark, but that's just me. People who like to smoke solid, smooth, strong Maduros will really enjoy smoking this." -Jack (Jack_H)