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REVIEW | Diplomaticos No. 2
No. 2
92
points
Cuba
Cuba
52
52
Medium
Medium
No. 2

Tasting Note: Floral and woody, this torpedo becomes rich with nuttiness and vanilla notes. The draw and burn remain even throughout.

  • Body: Medium
  • Size: Figurado
  • Ring Gauge: 52
  • Length: 6 1/8"

  • Filler: Cuba
  • Binder: Cuba
  • Wrapper: Cuba
  • Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Feb 01, 2017
  • Price: £20.50
  • Box Date: June 2016


More Reviews of This Cigar

Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Apr 01, 2016
Score: 85
A veiny torpedo with a firm draw. It's a primarily floral cigar with notable almond notes, but persistent bitterness affected the score.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Feb 01, 2015
Score: 87
A dark brown belicoso with a firm draw. Its floral quality verges on perfume before notes of vanilla bean and oak also come through.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Apr 01, 2014
Score: 92
Tangy at first, this torpedo takes awhile before developing into a tasty smoke full of savory leather, fresh earth and oaky intonations.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Jun 01, 2012
Score: 91
A slightly box-pressed pyramid whose first puffs impart warm, toasty flavors that become sweet with vanilla and almond notes. A touch of coffee emerges on the finish.

Issue: Cigar Insider, Mar 20, 2012
Score: 91
A slightly box-pressed pyramid whose first puffs impart warm, toasty flavors that become sweet with vanilla and almond notes. A touch of coffee emerges on the finish.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Apr 01, 2010
Score: 92
The Colorado color and semi-box pressing make this torpedo beautiful to behold. After a slow start, this nutty, leathery cigar starts to take on a sweet, rock candy quality with touches of black pepper. Leather flavors resound on the palate.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Feb 01, 2008
Score: 91
A gorgeous torpedo that burns a little crooked. The smoke is pleasantly woody with complex pepper and almond notes that lead to a leathery finish. A balanced medium- to full-bodied cigar.

Issue: Cigar Insider, Sep 19, 2006
Score: 93
A lovely pyramid with superb texture. Flavors start out cedary and are balanced by steady intonations of toast, caramel and nuts. Rich, complex and elegant.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Oct 01, 2005
Score: 84
A rustic cigar with some veins. It has an inconsistency of draw and burn. It has some cedar and spice notes, but is also bready and acrid, and lacks depth.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Jun 01, 2005
Score: 88
This torpedo has a dry wrapper. It’s woody and cedary, with some spices and a licorice finish.

Issue: Cigar Insider, Apr 26, 2005
Score: 92
Beautiful to behold, this superbly crafted pyramid is rich from the first puff. It fills the mouth with balanced, complex smoke, delivering notes of cappucino, nuts, chocolate and much more. A long, rich finish.

Issue: Cigar Insider, Jan 11, 2005
Score: 90
This coarse torpedo is well made. It's strong, featuring salty, spicy notes. The finish is complex, with hints of wood and coffee bean.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Jun 01, 2004
Score: 93
A silky torpedo with good oils. The draw and burn are fine. The smoke is full of flavors, from sweet spices such as cinnamon, to earth, cocoa and nuts, with a leathery finish. A full-bodied smoke.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Aug 01, 2003
Score: 91
A gorgeous torpedo with a dark wrapper. It's rich, with coffee and cocoa notes and some leather, earth and mushroom flavors. Medium to full bodied.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Dec 01, 2002
Score: 90
This figurado is an attractive shape. Its earthy, leathery and spicy, with a coconut note. Medium to full bodied.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Feb 01, 2002
Score: 88
A grayish cigar with a firm draw and a crooked burn. The smoke is bready, papery and almondine, with some mild, herbal notes.

Issue: Cigar Insider, Jan 01, 2001
Score: 89
This cigar has a perfect draw. The smoke is earthy, with notes of coffee and dark chocolate. A short finish.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Mar 01, 1998
Score: 88
This cigar exhibits characteristics of young tobacco. But it is very spicy and has some earthy flavors on the palate, with a hint of a floral character and a leather note.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Jan 01, 1970
Score: 90
When most people think of Cuba’s great torpedo, or piramide, they think of the Montecristo No. 2. It is Cuba’s best-selling figurado, with about 2 million produced each year. Most are made in the key factories in Havana such as H. Upmann, La Corona and Partagas, and only the best cigarmakers on the island are qualified to roll these 6 1/8 inch by 52 ring torpedos. However, a small production of the same cigar with a slightly lighter blend has long been produced almost exclusively at H. Upmann under the name Diplomaticos, and this year’s release is one of the best ever.

Cigar Aficionado's 100-Point Scale
  • Classic: 95-100
  • Outstanding: 90-94
  • Very good to excellent: 80-89
  • Average to good commercial quality: 70-79
  • Don't waste your money: 0-69
100-Point Scale

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