No. 2

H. Upmann No. 2

SCORE
94
points
COUNTRY
Cuba
Cuba
GAUGE
52 52
STRENGH
Medium
Medium

Tasting Note

If Cuba's best-known torpedo is the Montecristo No. 2, perhaps the country's best-kept secret is the H. Upmann No. 2. An insider's cigar, the H. Upmann No. 2 is a carbon copy of the ubiquitous Monte, sharing the same stately appearance, with its proud, pointed head and substantial 52 ring gauge. Cuba makes fewer H. Upmanns than Montecristos, so the Upmann is a harder find, but well worth the search, with a solid core of earthy flavor, nuts and coffee beans. These are hearty smokes, and for the past three years they have performed consistently well in our blind tastings. The H. Upmann brand is one of the oldest in the cigar world, dating back to 1844. The brand was born as the brainchild of a British banker named Herman Upmann (or Hupmann, depending on what you read). From his legacy, it seems that Mr. Upmann was a better cigar man than he was a banker, something that the cigar world truly appreciates.

Details

Body: Medium


Size: Figurado


Ring Gauge: 52


Length: 6 1/8"


Filler: Cuba


Binder: Cuba


Wrapper: Cuba


Issue Cigar Aficionado – Jan 01, 2011


Price: £16.90


Box Date: N/A


Designation: Top 25 of 2010 | Rank: 9


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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
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