H.Upmann Sir Winston - 25 cigars [6.9 x 47]
The H.Upmann Sir Winston is a great and rather powerful cigar that is great to enjoy when time is not an issue.
- • A very complex cigar, with lots of creaminess, lots of coffee flavors, wood and nuts.
- • Ages very well. 5 years on, the cigar becomes even more complex and creamier.
This cigar is simply majestic and is a must-try if you like Habanos.
The H.Upmann Sir Winston comes in a varnished Cabinet of 25 cigars with Habanos Packing Code CAB-VW-C/L-12,13-n-25
Length: 6.9 inches (178 mm)
Diameter: 18.65 mm
Ring gauge: 47
The cigar is looking very good, very classy and impressive. It is long, feels solid and powerful in hand. The construction is amazing; there are no hard or soft spots. The wrapper is pretty oily, there is minimal veining on the cigar, and it is of dark brown color. The quality of rolling is outstanding, the triple cap is very nice.
Before lighting up
At cold, the wrapper smells of cedar, hay and fine tobacco. There are also some nuts and spices.
Once clipped the cap, the draw is perfect, not too loose, and not too tight. There is some cream and tobacco on the lips, and on the palate, some tobacco, cedar and some grassy flavors. The Sir Winston takes flame very easily, and the burn line is somewhat wavy, but it soon corrects itself. The first puffs are pretty powerful and are full of wood and grass, typical Cuban flavors. The amount of smoke produced by the cigar is generous.
The cigar starts off with pretty strong flavors of wood, intense tobacco, black coffee and earth tones. There are also lots of spices, some grassy and floral notes, lots of cream and some hazelnuts hints. All the flavors work well together, it is intense in flavor, at a medium body, while the finish of the cigar is long. The smoke production is great, the billows of smoke are silky and smooth, while the draw is perfect.
In the middle third, the strength of the cigar picks up again, the body of the cigar is now a solid medium, almost medium-full body. The dominant flavors are now much more of black coffee, cream, still a bit of wood, and some sweet earth. There are also some notes of herbs, mint, roasted nuts, pepper and touch of vanilla. The second third is still very smooth, the burn is sharp and the smoke is abundant and aromatic. This is a cigar that always keeps you awake, with lots of complexity; it always demands your attention.
In the final third, the strength of the cigar ramps up once more, the body is now in the lower full range. The dominant flavors are of nuts, coffee, leather, cedar, tobacco and charred aromas. The spice really steps up, while the sweetness is now fully gone. There are also notes of peat, nutmeg and graham cracker. Overall, the final of the cigar is beautiful, despite being a bit stronger than the usual H Upmann.
In summary, the Sir Winston is the cigar to try from H Upmann brand. A great flavor profile and a great complexity of aromas that are enjoyable from the moment that you take it in hand to the moment you leave it in the ashtray.
1 hour 45 minutes - 2 hours 15 minutes
|Length||6.9 inches (178mm)|
|Strength||Medium - Full|
- great smoke... beautiful box... lasted about 2 hours!
- very delicious and elegant cigar
Gets it right, every time
- I've never had a bad one, and that's saying a lot. One of, if not the most consistent, complex, tasty, wonderful smokes available. Get them while you can, these are often not in stock. One I'll always keep in the cabinet, for a special time when only the best will do.
Fantastic and enjoyable smoke
I usually do not smoke large cigars in the churchill size, but when it comes to H.Upmann Sir Winston I make an exception. This cigar is great. From start to all the way to the nub. I could not put it down. Full of flavor and gets better with every puff. Do yourself a favor and pick yourself up a box of these while you can, you will not regret it.
- This is an incredible cigar and with all of its flavors was very balanced as well.