With the fury around the PCC aged stock on 24:24, specifically with the H.Upmann No. 2 from yesterday’s Tuesday 24:24 H.Upmann No. 2 “LUB AGO 14”, I decided to pull out one of my last H.Upmann No. 2’s from my “LUB JUL 14” box (I had not smoked one of these for almost two years) to see if I get the same description that the Pres. had; “Aged Upmann are a joy at any time ...... but an aged Upmann Number 2 are simply a palate wonderland. Shortbread, dark coffee, toffee edge. Medium full. Prepare yourself for a journey.”
First, I had to really look at this thing of beauty on top of my newly acquired Peter James Cigar Case. The shimmer and deep golden Colorado color of the wrapper is amazing.
Clipping a small portion of the tip I took a draw and it was perfect with a honey tobacco taste to it.
The first third was a mixture of slight chocolate, shortbread, caramel and toffee. The strength was medium.
The second third transformed to a more rich shortbread, coffee, a slight nougat/toffee. The strength was slightly ramping up to a little above medium.
The final third again transition to a richer shortbread, dark coffee, and a toffee/dark chocolate edge. The strength was between medium to full.
As you can see I smoked it to the very tip and did not want it to end.
The burn was perfect and no touch-ups.
It lasted for 90 minutes of pure bless.
I was smoking this perfect gem on my back deck on this beautiful Fall day while my pool was closing and what a way to end the Summer.
So to rehash the Pres., he was right with his description of this fabulous aged cigar.
I am so happy I have another full box of these H.Upmann No. 2's in one of my Coolidors with the same “LUB JUL 14” box code. 😍 😍
I bought two boxes of these years ago at a very much cheaper price that the aged PCC H.Upmann No. 2's that sold on Tuesday 24:24. I like buying my boxes of cigars young at reasonable prices and patiently waiting for most of my cigars to reach their full potential.
I think these will be awesome at 10+ years of age like a number of my other many type of H.Upmann boxes in my many coolidors. 😍 😍