H.Upmann Petit Coronas - 25 cigars [5.0 x 42]
The construction of this H. Upmann Petit Coronas is amazingly impeccable. It has a nice slow and even burn that will stay lit for a long time even when put down.
- • Delicious earth, cocoa and cedar aromas and flavors.
- • Round and medium full on the palate.
The perfect cigar for a smoker which wants to avoid the full strength of a large cigar and yet is looking for lots of flavor.
The H Upmann Petit Coronas comes in a dress box with Habanos Packing Code CB-UW-C/L-12,13-n-25
Ring Gauge: 42
Shape: Petit Corona / Mareva
This cigar has a light brown wrapper kind of like chocolate milk and a slightly squared box-pressed shape. The wrapper is rustic looking.
Before lighting up
It has that Cuban barnyard smell mixed in with a little cedar.
The draw is perfect, it burns straight, the ash holds well, and it does not burn hot or swell at any point.
This cigar was smooth upon lighting with flavors of earthiness and subtle spiciness.
You begin to detect caramel flavors in the smoke, which intensifies until the last third.
The complexity of flavors in this petit corona was impressive and the taste remained consistent throughout the smoke.
In summary, it does a nice job of packing big cigar flavor in a small package.
60 - 90 Minutes
|Length||5.0 inches (129mm)|
|Factory Shape||Petit Corona|
Best small cigar
- Not my ideal size, I am more of a Robusto man - but if you're pushed for time (maybe winter has struck and you can't stand the cold) then this is the next best thing. Excellent peppery flavour, that is bigger than it's stature. Every self respecting cigar smoker needs some of these in his/her humidor for the occasion where a quick smoke is required.
King of the Marevas
- They need age to allow the leather to start changing to cream, but one of the most balanced petit coronas.
First H. Upmann
- Wanted to try this Petit Corona to find out if JFK knew what he was talking about they are a little on the mild side and never compare this cigar to the Cohiba Siglo II but all in all it was a pleasantly surprising smoke and one that may get better with age.
- A very enjoyable burn. I know it will be better after spending time in my humidor. Well made. An excellent smoke and great value for the money.
- President Kennedy had his press secretary Pierre Salinger buy up Washington D.C.'s entire supply of these cigars immediately before he signed the embargo against Cuba, so there's a solid endorsement from one of history's great cigar lovers. On a dramatically less influential note, I believe these are terrific little cigars. Being one of the world's more popular vitolas gives this Upmann lots of competition - the Montecristo #4 for example - which the Upmann equals or exceeds in terms of construction, burn, and taste. That said, Upmann itself makes a cigar that is virtually indistinguishable - the Corona Major Tubo - which in my opinion has slightly more of that distinct Upmann flavor and is equally attractive. Instead of a slight box press though the Majors are perfectly round as each one is packaged in its own aluminum tube. Oh, and Cigar Terminal sells them for less! So buy a box of the PCs for a taste of history but buy the Majors for an even better taste overall.