Box of 10s 5.5 x 52
Casa del Habano Special Editions
The excellence regarding the history and prestige of the brand founded in 1844, is shown in the gold medals of the H.Upmann boxes, that certify the awards obtained in no less than eleven international exhibitions during the 19th Century.
The Royal Robusto starts out the first third immediately with very strong notes of creamy cedar, hay, dark chocolate, espresso and nuts. There is a really nice vanilla sweetness on the retrohale that combines very well with the rest of the flavors, along with a great white pepper that is quite strong to start, but starts to taper off as the third continues. There is some spice on the back of my tongue, but not a whole bunch and it does not seem to be increasing. The draw is perfect, but the burn of the H. Upmann is a bit wavy to start and I am hoping it will even up. Smoke production is insane and does not seem diminishing at all. Overall strength starts on the high side of mild, and pushes into the low end of medium by the end of the first third.