With Eric Newman coming on the show this weekend as a guest, I decided to look at a cigar that is exclusive to Diamond Crown Lounges, the Julius Caesar 1895 Perfecto. It’s one of my favorite sizes for a smoke and today we weigh in with our thoughts.
According to the JC Newman website, “Diamond Crown Julius Caeser honors Julius Caeser (“J.C.”) Newman, a true cigar pioneer and founder of the J.C. Newman Cigar Company. Born in a small Hungarian village, J.C. and his family sailed across the Atlantic in 1888 in search of the American Dream. In 2010 [they] created a Diamond Crown that honors J.C., whose likeness appears on the cigar label. Diamond Crown Julius Caeser cigars are meticulously rolled by hand in small batches by Tabacalera A. Fuente in the Dominican Republic. Flavorful Ecuadorian Havana-seed wrappers, combined with a robust blend of Central American tobaccos, are aged for five years to give Julius Caeser its bold, rich distinctive flavor.”
Cigar: Julius Caeser 1895
Wrapper: Ecuador Havana
The Look: The Julius Caeser 1895 Perfecto Special Reserve features a dark looking Ecuador Havana wrapper with a nice amount of oils. The thin perfecto has a classy look to it that is rolled to perfection. There are no soft spots, and an average weight to the stick which features a band that has the bust of the founder of JC Newman.
The Notes: The cold draw of the Julius Caeser 1895 Perfecto has a sweetness to it that borders on butterscotch, and while the foot of the stick is too small to get an aroma from, the wrapper has a slight cedar and nut. As we light the cigar the nut becomes the first note we experience with some coffee that follows. As we smoke further into the first third nuttiness remains as a bold coffee slowly become the dominant note.
As we enter the second third of the cigar, coffee is the dominant note with some hints of nuttiness in the background. There is also a touch of citrus present on the finish of the cigar. The retrohale is smooth with a touch of nuttiness and a hint of butterscotch.
As the cigar comes to a close the butterscotch becomes even more noticeable but the core of the cigar remains chock full o’ nuts and coffee. The retrohale and finish of the cigar sees cedar which carries over to the moderate finish.
The Finish: The Julius Caeser is loaded with flavor and is a slow smoking cigar. The line I feel is often wrongly over looked in the Diamond Crown portfolio and it should be on everyones radar. If you happen to visit a Diamond Crown Lounge such as Two Guys Smoke Shop this is 100% a cigar you need to pick up.
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