The 25 Best Cigars of the Year 2005

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Made By
Habanos S.A.
Factory Location
Cuba
Wrapper
Cuba
Binder
Cuba
Filler
Cuba
Price
£14.15
Ring Gauge
50
Length
6 1/2"
Rating
90

H. Upmann Magnum 50 Edición Limitada 2005


Some say that this cigar takes its inspiration from the legendary Por Larrañaga Magnum, which was produced until the 1970s in Cuba. Among cigar collectors few greater cigars exist, and the PL Mags have a profound ability to improve with age. Some of the editors have smoked 40- and even 50-year-old examples that are still wonderful smokes. The Limitada H. Upmann Magnum has the potential to approach such greatness. It’s a powerful, almost raw smoke at the moment, but with patience and plenty of box age the 6 1/2 by 50 cigar will become great. Another limited-production, aged, dark-wrappered winner from the island, it was produced only for last year. We would like to see this as a regular vitola in the Cuban stable.