The 25 Best Cigars of the Year 2006
Diplomaticos No. 2
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.