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Diamond Crown Maximus  Double Corona No. 1
2009

Diamond Crown Maximus Double Corona No. 1

Rank: 4
Rating: 93
Price: $17.50
Made By: Tabacalera A. Fuente y Cia.
Factory Location: Dominican Republic
Dimensions: 8" by 50 ring gauge
Filler: Dom. Rep.
Binder: Dom. Rep.
Wrapper: Ecuador
The largest cigar on our Top 25 list comes from the Newman and Fuente families, two of the most storied cigar families in the entire business. Diamond Crown is a new version of one of the J.C. Newman Co.'s cigar brands from the mid-1990s. The original was made with golden-brown Connecticut-shade wrappers that had undergone extra fermentation, and was exceptionally mild. The creation of the Maximus version in June 2003 recognized the trend for fuller-bodied cigars and added an exciting spicy element to the Diamond Crown brand, with a bold and oily Ecuadoran Sumatra seed wrappers that are dark and alluring. The Double Corona No. 1 is a rich, sweet cigar with plenty of cedar on the palate and a finish with notes of espresso beans.