Country: Dominican Republic
The H.Upmann Vintage Cameroon is what I’ve found myself smoking a lot of lately. I had a dozen or so that were gifted to me some time ago and I finally got around to smoking them. Once those were a pile of ash I considered picking up a box of 25 but realized I would only be saving around $0.10 a stick and picked up a couple singles to smoke and keep on hand.
I’m really not sure why this has been my cigar of choice the past couple weeks. The Vintage Cameroon isn’t one of those sticks that make you remember its name. It’s definitely a fine stogie that’s well constructed. A little spicy on the front end and finishes with a sweet cedar taste. I know we all have our own definition of finish but mine is similar to that of Bob’s over at the DWSC podcast and finish to me is the taste the stogie leaves on your palette after you draw and blow out the smoke.
Speaking of smoke, the H.Upmann Vintage Cameroon doesn’t produce a lot of smoke and the smoke it does produce doesn’t linger and you can smell that sweet cedar taste in the air to go along with the finish. Not much of a resting smoke. A few times I thought it had gone out because of that but that wasn’t the case.
Like our friends at Keepers of the Flame noted in their review, this stogie has solid construction. Perfect burn from beginning to end. The wrapper does have some veins but they don’t interfere with the burn and adds a distinct look to the stogie.
For those of you who enjoy sampler packs you will see the Vintage Cameroon in a variety of them and I think a sampler pack is the perfect place for these stogies. They are a solid any place, anytime, medium body smoke that’s worth some attention.
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3 thoughts on “H.Upmann Vintage Cameroon Belicoso (6 x 52)”
I was not impressed with this one because of the draw. It seemed to me that this cigar didnt produce enough smoke to really give a good review. I dont know if anyone else has the same opinion, but I might as well had smoked air.
I would have to agree with the previous review. I picked up one of these and couldn’t tell if it stayed lit. Also, the draw was very tough. I don’t want to have to work that hard to enjoy a cigar. The wrapper also seemed pretty weak to me (as in came apart on me).
Well, I expected some trouble after reading the other comments, but I’m glad to say that although the draw wasn’t effortless it was not a deal-breaking problem. Yes, I’d like more smoke with less effort, but I found the taste rewarding as it was just a nice sweet woodiness with a bit of spice on the front and and a clean finish.