Cigar Aficionado

H. Upmann Magnum 46
Magnum 46
46 46
Tasting Note
Draped in an oily cover leaf, this cigar is a milk chocolate bomb full of nutty character and a dusty, cocoa powder finish. Sweet and rich.
Body Medium
Size Corona Gorda
Ring Gauge 46
Length 5 5/8"
Filler Cuba
Binder Cuba
Wrapper Cuba
Issue Cigar Aficionado – Oct 01, 2014
Price £18.50
Box DateN/A
More Reviews of this Cigar
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Oct 01, 2016 | Score: 88

Earthy truffle notes and citrus intonations come through the even draw of this flat-headed corona gorda. There's a touch of sweetness on the finish.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Dec 01, 2015 | Score: 93

Leathery and sweet, this cigar produces a black ash as it burns. Refined intonations of maple, honey and hickory emerge on the palate before a nutty finish.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Aug 27, 2013 | Score: 89

Toasty and wheaty, this slightly lopsided cigar imparts a graham-cracker sweetness leading to hints of fresh tobacco and black cherry.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Dec 01, 2012 | Score: 89

Toasty and spicy in character with hints of cedar. It's an attractive cigar that draws well but burns unevenly.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Apr 01, 2011 | Score: 90

Dark and solidly rolled thought the cap is bumpy. Bright and cedary flavors come through on the first puff, taking on earthy character and a fruity, almost grape-like finish.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Apr 01, 2008 | Score: 91

A beautiful cigar with an attractive cap. There is a rich, full-bodied texture to the smoke that leaves leather, cedar and profound tea notes on the palate.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Feb 01, 2007 | Score: 90

This cigar has an easy draw. It’s rich and woody, with a hint of earthiness and a toasty quality to the smoke. A medium to full-bodied cigar.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Dec 01, 2005 | Score: 91

Gorgeous in appearance, this cigar is rich and cedary. It has notes of coffee beans, orange peel and a touch of leather. A medium to full bodied smoke.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Dec 07, 2004 | Score: 92

This beautiful golden toro has a very good draw. A toasty aroma accompanies toasty flavors with additional complex notes of ceadr and leather. The finish is mellow, with hints of light spice and pepper.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Aug 01, 2003 | Score: 92

Attractive, rich and oily, with an earthy, cedary character and an intense, full flavor. An opulent, rich smoke.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Dec 01, 2002 | Score: 87

Beautiful color on this cigar, which has a nice draw. It has a chalky flavor smacking of licorice. Medium bodied; should age well.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Apr 01, 2002 | Score: 90

An elegant cap covers this cigar, which burns nicely, with a rich aroma. It's rich, with leather and chocolate flavors and a hint of minerals and nuts. Full bodied.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jun 01, 2001 | Score: 86

A dull-colored cigar that draws well. The ash is black, and the cigar has sharp, tangy notes with hints of leather, coffee and wood.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Feb 01, 2001 | Score: 87

This oily cigar is cedary and strong, with a note of burnt wood. Medium bodied, with a short finish.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Dec 01, 1996 | Score: 83

Very inconsistent. Three tasters had a loose fill with a quick burn. Some pepper and spiciness at its best. But not up to par.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jun 01, 1994 | Score: 88

A cigar with plenty of nuts and spiciness on the palate, with a clean, lingering tobacco aftertaste.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jan 01, 1970 | Score: 92

The H. Upmann Magnum 46 is a sleeper size from Cuba. Not as famous as any of Cuba’s iconic Hoyo or Punch Double Coronas, the benchmark Romeo y Julieta Churchill or the better known Punch Punch corona gorda, the Upmann has come into its own over the past two years. Once scoring in the high 80s, since 2003 the cigar has been rated twice, each time scoring 92 points. Surprisingly strong and wonderfully decadent, the 5 5/8 inch by 46 ring corona gorda was, until recently, one of the Cuban cigars packed naked, without cigar bands, which only added to its low-key mystique. Intense and full-bodied in youth, the cabinet- packed cigars can take on a creamy, espresso character when aged. Another plus: they are relatively inexpensive for Havanas.

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