It’s a hot and beautiful day as we review the H Upmann Legacy. This cigar is one of many cigars crafted by Altadis U.S.A. The Legacy makes a comes with a foot band and makes a nice presentation with a brown background, orange strips and embossed gold stripes.
H Upmann Legacy Toro
Vitola: Toro 6 x 52
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Sumatra
Filler: Nicaraguan and Dominican
I can’t help noticing that it feels light in weight and I have a small hole in wrapper. The cigar is semi-firm with several soft spots along the length.
Cold draw and prelight aroma
I get a recognisable tobacco aroma with a medium draw.
Initial impressions after lighting
The H Upmann Legacy starts with mild to medium strength and has slight pepper and coffee on the retrohale. I’m enjoying good smoke output and an enjoyable sweet tobacco smell in the air.
Notes on the H Upmann Legacy
The cigar is composed of Vintage 2008 Tobacco grown from heirloom seeds. Generally H Upmann makes great cigars but the Legacy appears to be on the value end of their offerings. This is a good cigar but nothing mind blowing. I found the flavors very light and the body of the cigar bordering from the light side to medium. Getting down to through the cigar I noticed the pepper and sweetness that was pronounced at the beginning has died off and the cigar became somewhat flavorless with a short finish.
My feeling is that this would be a great $5.00 cigar and in fact H Upmann makes many great cigars with their “Timeless” as one of my favorites. I have heard great things about their other blends as well. This cigar just does not step up to the competition given by its big brothers. Put it at $4-5 and you have a great “yardgar”.