Thursday, January 20, 2011

Diamond Crown Julius Caeser* (robusto)

I first saw this cigar a few weeks ago in C&M's Long Grove humidor.  It came highly recommended, and someone just shared with me that it made this month's Cigar Aficionado magazine (I'll have to check that out).  It's made by J.C. Newman Cigar Company, hence the "Julius Caeser" name, which pays tribute to Julius Caeser Newman, the founder of the oldest family-owned premium cigar maker in the US.  The first tobacconist described it as a mild smoke, and the second tobacconist I spoke with said it was medium-bodied.  The price point is around $10-$11 a stick.

No complaints on the construction, and the wrapper was smooth and oily.  I sniffed the foot, and didn't smell much of anything, but then again the "Diamond Crown" lounge was already full of smoke.  The pre-light draw was just fine.  The JC was consistent from the beginning, all the way down to the nub.  The predominant flavor was that of nuts and cream.  I enjoyed it with a glass of cabernet, however I imagine it would be tasty with a coffee as well. 

I seem to have gotten away from the "rating system," however this cigar finds itself somewhere in the 3.75-4.0 stars out of 5.  I'm not running right out to buy a box, especially at ten bucks a pop, but it was definitely a satisfying smoke.
*spelled wrong on purpose. It's how J.C. Spelled his own middle name.

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