Diamond Crown Cameroon Double Belicoso Cigar Review

On the May 9th Episode of The Cigar Authority we smoked the Diamond Crown No. 4 from JC Newman Cigar Company which was part of the care package. According to the JC Newman website, in celebration of J.C. Newman Cigar Company’s 100th Anniversary in 1995, Stanford Newman joined Carlos Fuente, Sr., to develop an exceptional series of Super Premium cigars. Stanford dreamed of making the best cigar in the world with no regard for how long it would take or how much it would cost, his dream was realized in the Diamond Crown cigar.

Cigar Review: Diamond Crown Cameroon
Wrapper: Cameroon
Binder: Dominican Republic
Filler: Unknown
Length: 6.75″
Ring Gauge: 54
Size: Double Belicoso

The Look: Packaged in a single black coffin the Diamond Crown Cameroon Double Belicoso is part of the 125th Anniversary celebration of JC Newman. Inside the box, the Diamond Crown features an oily Cameroon wrapper and two bands. The first band features the Diamond Crown logo and a secondary band denoting Cameroon Select. In the hand the cigar has a heavy weight to it, no voids of tobacco and a well packed foot.

The Notes: The cold draw of the of the Cameroon has a maple sweetness to it with a hint of cotton candy. The foot of the cigar has notes of cedar and tobacco with a hint of hay. One the cigar is lit there is a hint of maple sweetness and a touch of vanilla.

As we smoke he first third the vanilla sweetness quickly subsides with an abundance of earth and brown sugar. As the first third comes to a close the cigar develops a floral component on the aroma and retrohale. The finish of the cigar start off short, but moves to moderate in length by the end of the first third.

In the second third, the Diamond Crown Cameroon notes of licorice and espresso develop as the dominant flavor profile with nuances of earth and nuts in the background. The retrohale of the cigar as is earthy with touched of sunflower seeds and vanilla sweetness.

The last third has notes of wood, nuts espresso and an abundance of earth. The retrohale of the cigar still holds on to some sweetness while the long finish of the cigar is enjoyable.

The Finish: If you ever wondered what the offspring of a Don Carlos and Diamond Crown would be, this is probably a pretty close representation. There were times I was smoking this that it came off more as  Fuente then a JC Newman. Yes, Diamond Crown is made at the Fuente factory but it has its own distinct taste. This was definitely an enjoyable cigar, and if you have the chance to secure one at a 125th Anniversary event don’t pass it up .

Score: 94

Diamond Crown Cameroon Double Belicoso

Diamond Crown Cameroon Double Belicoso Foot

Diamond Crown Cameroon Double Belicoso Burn

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