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17 hours ago, MigsG said:

Really? Never had the Coronas major! I'd like to know because I thoroughly enjoyed it.  I should probably buy a couple sticks of the Regalias and Coronas Major and compare!  Unless someone wants to trade with me for a couple of sticks! Thanks @BoliDan

Well, it was actually a little jest to throw in additional confusion in to the matter. Major is very slightly longer than the PC and Regalias. Since I piqued your interest though, yes, it is definitely more forward with those Upmann Cinnamon/Nutmeg/Cafe Creme flavors all the way through. BUT, it will be on the stronger side of medium-full, and a bit more punch in the face and more unbalanced. You probably had the PC which was more refined than powerful. The PC was one of great Mild strength but full-flavored cubans that I lament the disappearance of. I do normally suggest the Major or Majestics for smaller rg, these days, but I felt it necessary to give you a heads up on the Major's strength before you bought a box blind. I personally love majors.

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58 minutes ago, BoliDan said:

Well, it was actually a little jest to throw in additional confusion in to the matter. Major is very slightly longer than the PC and Regalias. Since I piqued your interest though, yes, it is definitely more forward with those Upmann Cinnamon/Nutmeg/Cafe Creme flavors all the way through. BUT, it will be on the stronger side of medium-full, and a bit more punch in the face and more unbalanced. You probably had the PC which was more refined than powerful. The PC was one of great Mild strength but full-flavored cubans that I lament the disappearance of. I do normally suggest the Major or Majestics for smaller rg, these days, but I felt it necessary to give you a heads up on the Major's strength before you bought a box blind. I personally love majors.

:lol:  I figured, it certainly did grab my attention!  

Thank you for that description.  It sounds like I will enjoy the Major.  I wonder if removing them from the tubos and dryboxing for up to a week will remove some of that punch.  Maybe it's worth an experiment. 

If I had the PC, then it was a great experience and I have it memorialized on here to fondly look back on. 

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40 minutes ago, Akela3rd said:

The bands (on mine at least) are very subtly different with the HUPC having a slightly smaller one. Cross reference the picture here and see what you think...67aa77fa4777d3e375c78a27e4836ed9.jpg

 

And the HUPC never made it to 2017...

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This was very helpful. I compared the band of the cigar I smoked. The gold border on the Regalias is thicker.  That is the detail that stands out to me. I had a Regalias. Awesome 👍

Thanks @Akela3rd 

I'm very impressed with it for a cheap and cheerful. I'll also be taking Bolidan's advice and trying out the Corona Major side by side. Cheers!

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47 minutes ago, JohnS said:

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Partagás Serie D No.4 OPA Mar 2010

In case you didn't know it, modern consensus in the Habanos community suggests that the number one selling Cuban vitola in the world is no longer the Montecristo No.4, rather it has been surpassed by the Partagas Serie D No.4. That's not bad for a cigar that because of its size (50 ring gauge x 124 mm or 4.9 inches) sold only 5000 boxes annually when it was first released in the 1960s.

This Partagas Serie D No.4 was gifted to me by an anonymous benefactor (yes, you know who you are...and thank you!) a number of years ago, I decided today it was time to see how it was coming along, before I could change my mind and let it age into its tenth year!

It was completely different to my MEG Abr 2016 Partagas Serie D No.4, which because of its 'toastiness' and pepper/spice prompted me to rest the remainders in the box until the sourdough started to peak through in the blend. This nine-year-old Party D4 was very mild, replete of sourdough, leather and cream and capped off with some black coffee. There was no pepper or spice as such and it satisfied in every way, this is pretty much how I prefer my Partagas cigars. Luckily I have one more from the same box to be thankful for at sometime before or around its tenth birthday!

Thanks for another great insight into an aged CC. This is the one so far in last 2 months that really twisted my head. The PSD4. That sour cream with a touch of fruitiness in the second third that I never experienced before. It just cooled down that spicy first. Amazing. Just a another single out of the store from our host.

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