Cigar Aficionado

Diamond Crown Julius Caeser Robusto
Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
52 52
Tasting Note
It was 1895 when Hungarian émigré Julius C. Newman founded a cigar company in his family's barn in Cleveland. Today his grandsons Eric and Bobby run what he began, making J.C. Newman one of the oldest cigar companies around. The family business moved long ago from Cleveland to Tampa, Florida, and J.C. Newman still makes its own machine-made cigars, but its handmade cigar brands are now all made offshore. The Diamond Crown Julius Caeser brand is made for the Newmans by their longtime partners the Fuentes, and the cigar brand is named after the founder of the company, a strong-willed man who took the middle name Caeser when he came to America and was told he needed a middle name.
Size Robusto
Ring Gauge 52
Length 4 3/4
Filler Dom. Rep.
Binder Dom. Rep.
Wrapper Ecuador
Issue Cigar Aficionado – Jan 01, 2015
Price $11.25
Designation Top 25 of 2014 | Rank: 14
More Reviews of this Cigar
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Aug 01, 2016 | Score: 89

Initial puffs of this darkly wrapped robusto taste a bit green, but pick up heartier notes of black pepper and leather. The finish is oaky.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Oct 01, 2014 | Score: 92

A core of spicy and peppery impressions is framed by notes of sweet cocoa, honey and black tea. An interesting medium-bodied cigar full of contrasts.

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