Cigar Aficionado

H. Upmann Vintage Cameroon Belicoso
Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
52 52
Tasting Note
In the grand old days of the cigar business, Dominican H. Upmanns were wrapped in toothy Cameroon leaf. A chronic shortage of Cameroon in the mid-1990s prompted its maker substitute Indonesian wrapper. The taste changed. Today, Cameroon has staged a mighty comeback, allowing Upmann brand owner Altadis to start using it again. The result is this delicious line extension to the Upmann brand, rich in flavor and medium in body. The best part? The 6 1/8 by 52 cigar retails for only $6.
Size Figurado
Ring Gauge 52
Length 6 1/8"
Filler Dom. Rep., Nicaragua, Peru
Binder Nicaragua
Wrapper Cameroon
Issue Cigar Aficionado – N/A
Price $6.00
Designation Top 25 of 2004 | Rank: 24
More Reviews of this Cigar
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Aug 01, 2008 | Score: 89

This light brown torpedo burns well delivering very tasty woody, earthy cocoa flavors in a draw that could be more substantial.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Oct 01, 2006 | Score: 87

This woody, oily cigar has a light leather and citrus flavor. It takes some time to warm up. A medium bodied smoke.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Feb 01, 2004 | Score: 92

This coarse figurado has a perfect draw and burn. It has a toasty aroma and fine woody flavors. The finish has hints of coffee bean and cocoa. A well-rounded cigar.

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