Diplomaticos No. 2

This line of cigars from Cuba is a relatively new brand introduced in 1966 and was aimed at the French market as a brother to the Montecristo line.  The Diplomaticos are all numbered cigars and the one in the picture is the cigar I’m just finishing called the No. 2.

This piramide has a 52 ring gauge and is 6.1 inches long.  Another great torpedo from Cuba that deserves a lot of attention from people who love this size.  Earthy, medium strength with loads of cedar, leather, small notes of dark chocolate and an earthy flavor that is very balanced.  Mine tonight was from a box from mid ‘07 which had a few years on it and was a real pleasure to smoke.  I’m not sure why I don’t smoke these more often but I can tell you that in the next few days, I’m going to be picking up a box and am going to let them sit for a while.

I haven’t had this much enjoyment since I smoked my last H. Upmann No. 2 and there is something really special about the Piramide size and shape that gives you a very full bodied taste and feels great in your hand.  Montecristo is a name that is very popular, for very good reason, but this lovely Piramide has just seen it’s stock rise dramatically in my portfolio.