H. Upmann The Banker Ingot Rose
Size – Churchill
Wrapper – Cameroon
Tobacco Blend – Peru, Dominican, Nicaragua
Pricing – $12.00
Body – Medium
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.
Aroma – Barnyard and Manure
Type of Cut – V-Cut
Cold Draw – Raisin and Cedar
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.
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.
About Drew Estate – http://altadisusa.com/cigars/h-upmann