H Upmann Bank Note TAA Exclusive

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano
Binder: Not disclosed
Filler: Not disclosed
Bank Note: 5 1/2 x 48
Price: $8.95

This cigar was assessed in depth on Cigar Coop.

Altadis’ release for the 2014 TAA Exclusive Series is a corona-sized cigar called the H. Upmann Bank Note. While not much is known about this release, it is believed to be different than the newly released H. Upmann – The Banker.

Is it just me but are you getting tired of Ecuadorian Habano wrapper cigars?

This wasn’t a bad cigar. It delivers notes of leather, chocolate, and spice. The spices were a mix of pepper, herbsl, and cedar spices. I found the first half to have more leather and chocolate. However this wasn’t a rich chocolate note, but more of a subtle variety. The second half saw an increase of the spices. The strength and body were medium to full.

This wasn’t a cigar that underwent a lot of flavor transitions, but it wasn’t a cigar that had me doing handstands with the way the flavors played with other. This cigar could be worth watching with some age, but right now I can’t go higher than a Try One.