Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Diamond Crown Julius Caesar

Country of Origin: Dominican Republic
Wrapper: Ecuadorian (Havana Seed)
Binder: Secret Blend
Filler: Secret Blend
Vitola: Robusto
Length: 4 ¾ inches
Ring Gage: 52
Strength: Medium

This line was launched in 2010 and traditionally is released only to Diamond Crown Lounges.  I’m very excited to say that these cigars are available at 8 to 8 Cigars and are also offered through  This cigar is rolled by the Fuente Family in the Dominican Republic.  This cigar was named after the founder of JC Newman Cigar Company; Julius Caesar Newman. 

These cigars are packaged in beautiful black boxes accented with the coveted Roman purple, with 20 to a box.  There are four sizes available:
* Churchill (7 ¼ by 52)
* Pyramid (6 ½ by 52)
* Toro (6 by 52)
* Robusto (4 ¾ by 52)

The cigar has a striking, dark, slightly oily wrapper.  It looks very well constructed with very few vein lines and perfect cap construction.  I read some reviews that stated they believed their cigar to be a bit squishy, I have to admit I didn’t notice that at all.  I thought the cigar had just the right amount of firmness.  It had a nice, even slow burn.  And I have to say that the ash was amazing.  It stayed for quite a bit and was a stunning dark gray and white color. 

This cigar was very smooth, creamy, and flavorful.  I picked up on earthy and woodsy notes.  I also did notice a semi-sweet undertone that I couldn’t quite place but was very pleasing and added great flavor to the overall smoke. 

I’ve seen this cigar reviewed as a mild to medium or a solid medium smoke.  I’m on the fence actually, I can see both sides.  If you start this out as the first smoke of the day I can see why people would say a solid medium.  But if you’ve smoked a medium bodied, or even a full bodied cigar, before this one I can see where people would quantify it as a mild to medium.  Either way it is a medium at its strongest, which is just fine by me.  Because occasionally you need something a little milder to switch things up a bit, and this will become one of my go to medium smokes when I need that break!!!

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Posted by Michele 

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