Cigar Review: Diamond Crown Robusto No. 5

Initial Thoughts:

The Diamond Crown line of cigars from JC Newman are some of the most luxurious cigars around. As my friends over at Famous Smoke say it,

these aromatic cigars are expertly handcrafted by Tabacalera A. Fuente and Newman families using only the rarest tobaccos and double-fermented Connecticut Shade-grown or Broadleaf Maduro wrappers.”

It's hard to be in the world of cigars without hearing of at least one of these two brands, so a fantastic smoke should be in my future! The Diamond Crown Robusto No. 5 has a beautiful Ecuadorian Connecticut shade wrapper that begs to be smoked. This vitola is shorter and thicker than a normal robusto, and I can't wait to dive in.

After snipping the end with my guillotine, the cold draw is perfect and has flavors of wheat and grass.


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Brand: JC Newman
Line: Diamond Crown, No. 5
Size: 4.5 x 54
Cut: Guillotine
Light: Torch
Price: $11.75 – CIGRco
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut shade
Binder: Dominican Republic
Filler: Dominican Republic
Smoke Time: 70 minutes

Through the middle of the cigar, the draw continued to be perfect. The draw, which started out somewhat uneven, straightened itself out. And, those hints of spicey flavors persisted.

Final Thoughts:

If you think lighter cigars or cigars from the Dominican Republic are boring and without flavor, you've been smoking the wrong sticks!

The Diamond Crown Robusto No. 5 is full of delicious flavors and it tastes like it has a fair amount of pepper. For the entire smoke, the draw was incredible. While there were some burn issues in the final third, they weren't enough to impact the enjoyment of the cigar. Even though I wish it had taken more than 70 minutes to smoke, this cigar was a wonderful experience. The Diamond Crown Robusto No. 5 earns a CigarScore 5.

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