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Deano
11-03-2010, 05:17 PM
Today I'm lightly reviewing the H Upmann 1999 Vintage Corona which was kindly gifted to me.


Appearance 13/15:
It's a very firm box pressed corona, and the construction is superb.


Flavour 20/25:
Opening draw is good, with vanillas and pistachio flavours. Further in and I get oranges and a creamier taste.


Half way through and the creamy flavours are still present with the familiar bitter coffee tastes dictating the pallet and a slight almondy presence at the end.


Smoking characteristics 20/25:
For a small-ish cigar, it's quite potent with a strong body and after taste. Reminds me of a few of the Bolivar's I've had. Plenty of smoke and long ash.



Overall impressions 30/35:
One to check out. Sorry I couldn't describe it further, I think I need a couple more before I can provide a more in-depth review ;)


Total out of 100: 83


:smoke:




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bigbarneyhotdog
11-03-2010, 05:38 PM
Great review Deano! Cool format too :41:

whisky77
11-03-2010, 05:40 PM
1999 was a good year for smokes IMO. The VR from 99 were the best I had ever smoked.:41:

Nice little Corona mate.

Simon-JG-hr
11-03-2010, 06:02 PM
A turn up for the books... the boss posts a review (I've been back through the whole forum and this is the first :eek: ). Anyway...

Nice review. :849:

Vanilla, pistachios, good draw, long ash, lots of smoke... sounds like a cigar that's worth trying.

jdawg
11-03-2010, 06:10 PM
Great review, Deano!

Sounds like a brilliant smoke... :biggrin1:

nicwing
11-03-2010, 06:47 PM
I smoked one of these yesterday but I was chatting through it and didn't make notes so I can't match the Boss for florrid prose.

What I would say is that this is a perfect cigar size for me. It was medium strength but very tasty. Very very smooth all the way through.

Like Deano I am going to go looking for a few more of these and I am going to smoke one like Deano on my tod and really focus on it.

I think they are available in most of the London stores now, I will be around the stores on Tuesday and will check who has them and what the retail is.

Oh yes and check out the crazy retro vintage band too!

Yummy!

Deano
11-03-2010, 07:02 PM
A turn up for the books... the boss posts a review (I've been back through the whole forum and this is the first :eek: ). Anyway...

Nice review. :849:

Vanilla, pistachios, good draw, long ash, lots of smoke... sounds like a cigar that's worth trying.

Oi! I've done one before! I'm just not very good at them :P

Simon-JG-hr
11-03-2010, 07:32 PM
Where!? :eek: / :o It's not in the Reviews forum (or at least not a thread started by your good self).

And there I was feeling smug about my research... :hmpf: :(

Big J
12-03-2010, 07:19 AM
Nice review, Deano!

tippexx
12-03-2010, 09:29 AM
Nice review Deano ..... never likely to get my hands on one of those though! :smile:

nicwing
12-03-2010, 09:36 AM
Nice review Deano ..... never likely to get my hands on one of those though! :smile:

I'm told they are heading for the London shops now. There appear to be a lot of aged cigars coming out of the storage sheds/bond about now!!

I spoke to Edward at Davidoff and he says he might get a couple of boxes if there is demand so just give him a buzz!!

Lascaux
12-03-2010, 09:49 AM
Good stuff, there are some nice aged upmann conn 1s in JJs they are well worth a smoke too.

nicwing
12-03-2010, 11:08 AM
These guys have some http://www.brucciani-ltd.co.uk/

Anyone near Carlisle?:rolleyes: :rolleyes:

HabanoSy
12-03-2010, 09:51 PM
Great review Deano...

Wouldn't mind getting hold of a few of these... :41:

Cheers, HabanoSy

r0lan6
22-05-2010, 11:14 AM
That is a good review! Short but sweet! May have to try this Upmann soon!

Lascaux
22-05-2010, 11:26 AM
These and the h&f vintage petit c's that I've tried have been surprisingly strong for upmann, especially as they're aged. Now get your hands on conn 1s, 2s and winnies with age and fall in love!!


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