Origin: Nicaragua                         Wrapper: Cameroon

Binder: Nicaragua                        Filler: Dominican Rep./Nicaraguan/Peruvian

Strength: Medium Hand-made

H Upmann Vintage CameroonH. Upmann Vintage Cameroon cigars are back! Established in the 1840’s this company is one of the oldest brands still in existence. H. Upmann is even credited in many places for being the first to package their cigars in cedar boxes. Winner of seven gold medals from these early days, these medals are still represented in the lithographed art that adorns every box.

These fine cigars were a staple in the humidors of cigar aficionados prior to 1995 when shortages required significant changes to the recipe. While the new H. Upmann Vintage Cameroons have a new recipe comprised of a mix of full-flavored long leaf fillers from Nicaragua, Peru, and the Dominican Republic, they are beautifully bundled in high quality African Cameroon cigar wrappers that will appeal to today’s cigar-smoking enthusiasts, many of whom have no idea of the quality and flavor for which old Havana cigars were revered. The company gives credit to the soil and sun as well as the experience and knowledge that goes into the blending and formulating of high caliber cigars.

The printed cedar strip and three red and gold bands which encase the H. Upmann Vintage Cameroon cigars were nearly unanimously found to be striking in appearance. The construction of these hand-made cigars has been found to be solid by numerous reviewers. They have been variously described as a rich earth brown or a medium to dark Cameroon brown in color and were found to be beautifully hand rolled and visually and flavorfully reminiscent of the fine Cuban forebears of the past.

The cold draw was described by one reviewer as earthy as the color would seem to suggest. Also noted were the characteristic cedar, jasmine and spicy notes of aroma for which this combination of tobacco fillers are known, while the cedar scent of the smoke was delightful to all. The pre-light draw was not too hard to be a problem, nor too easy but with a rather enjoyable slight resistance. They are universally well-known for the excellent cigar rolling that makes them easy to light.

Unlike many smokes which are as changeable as the weather in flavor, the H. Upmann Vintage Cameroon seems to be an extraordinarily smooth cigar of medium strength which is enjoyable and steady throughout the smoke. Though this might not appeal to smokers who prefer the strength and kaleidoscopic flavors that many of the more modern cigars exhibit, these cigars hearken back to a mellower time when everyone had time for reflection and cigars were a satisfying accoutrement to fine dining and fine wine.

Those that enjoy the melodious medium strength find that the tastes shifts slightly from floral toward fruity in the second third of this cigar, while the final third, while remaining solidly medium flavored shifted once more to a deliciously smooth and creamy spiciness.

On the whole, the H. Upmann Vintage Cameroon cigars are considered quite a treat for the money, and well worth stocking up on. From start to finish, H. Upmann cigars are top notch from the silky feel of them through their excellent construction to their flavor and pleasing aroma. Our online cigar shop is both convenient and affordable. Visit today to stock up on these great cigars that have so much history in them.

POSTED ON Oct 14, 2017


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