Cigar Aficionado

Diplomaticos No. 2
No. 2
92
points
Cuba
Cuba
52 52
Medium
Medium
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 DateJune 2016
More Reviews of this Cigar
Issue: Cigar Insider: Jul 25, 2017 | Score: 92

Sweet and rich with malted chocolate flavor, caramel notes and coffee bean. The smoke is balanced by a leathery note. A medium- to full-bodied torpedo.

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