Basic Information:

Name – H. Upmann The Banker Ingot Rose

Size – Churchill

Wrapper – Cameroon

Tobacco Blend – Peru, Dominican, Nicaragua

Pricing – $12.00

Body – Medium

Construction/Appearance:

Band is a nice metallic rose gold. Layered 2 deep.

Cigar is milk chocolate in color with a toothy feel. Few veins visible. Tight seams. Double cap.

Pre-Light:

Aroma – Barnyard and Manure

Type of Cut – V-Cut

Cold Draw – Raisin and Cedar

After Toast:

First third – ​Dry cocoa powder note leads this off with a slight spice in the background. Starts off medium bodied. A light leather comes out about 10 minutes into the smoke. A BBQ meaty wood like flavor flashes every now and then, almost mesquite like. Burn is sharp. Ash light gray.

Second Third – ​Flavors turn to leather and that meaty component becomes more pronounced at the start of this third. Cocoa still sits on the finish. Ash fell at the 3-inch mark.

Final Third – ​In the final third the leather and spice are dominant flavors. The meatiness fades and the cocoa still lingers on the tongue during the finish.

Suggested Pairing:

Wine – Decoy RoseChandon Blanc de Noirs or Cape Mentelle Sauvignon Blanc

Overall Experience:

The H. Upmann The Banker Ingot Rose was a simple medium bodied experience. Nothing crazy in the form of transitions and not complex at all for those developing their palates. I would definitely smoke this again given the chance for a solid 2-hour smoking experience. 

Ratings:

N/A

About Drew Estate –  http://altadisusa.com/cigars/h-upmann

H. Upmann The Banker Ingot Rose