Wonderfully presented in cedar lined aluminium tubes, making the
Coronas Major superbly portable, this Mareva is a delicious everyday
cigar, medium to full flavoured with good complexity and cocoa, leather
and hints of tangy cedar. Small in size, but big in flavour.
H UPMANN CIGARS
Such a famous brand with an intriguing history! The H. Upmann began in 1844 when a German banker, Herman Upmann began using specially imprinted boxes of cigars as promotional items. Thus the brand was born. Awarded seven gold medals in seven international exhibitions from 1862 to 1893, images of these appear on the interior of the box today. The brand was sold to the British firm of J. Frankau in 1922 and in 1935 to Mendez, Garcia y Cia, just prior to nationalisation. They are still made in the H. Upmann factory today, now known as Jose Marti. A famous request by John F. Kennedy of his press secretary, Pierre Salinger,to obtain cigars on the evening prior to the declaration of the American trade embargo in 1961, was for Petit Upmanns.The quality of these cigars vary as to whether they are machine or hand made. Machine made being well accepted as the superior of the two. These fine cigars are smooth and mellow, enveloping the palate like a good Irish whisky. No.2: CA 88, Magnum 46: CA 90, Connoisseur No.1: CA 89, Monarch: CA 89, Sir Winston: CA 89, Corona: CA 86, Lonsdale: CA 86, No.1: CA 84.
Aged Habano cigars taste different to the equivalent recent production. It is an acquired taste and not for beginners. There are auctions for thousands of dollars for cigars which date pre-embargo. There are very high prices paid for each decade after that. The cigars we are offering have matured a few years. The oldest are from 1998 and the youngest are from 2003.These cigars have matured in Cuba and have just been inspected for quality by Habanos and then in our humidor by us. A few of our VIP clients have had some and have already bought them in batches. We will soon run out of these and have no idea if and when we will get more. Although based on the comments by our customers, and especially by our long time customers, we will ask for more.Why smoke a matured cigar? This is what our supplier says, " During the early years the cigar is left to mature the general flavor remains but as the nicotine and ammonia disappear the cigar "mellows" and the flavor is less harsh" .As we said these cigars are for connoisseurs, and to them this is a treat. Enjoy.Note: Although the system states otherwise the codes are guaranteed for these boxes.