Diamond Crown Maximus No. 3

Not the prettiest cigar in the world, the Diamond Crown Maximus does, however, have the pedigree for greatness. The blotchy wrapper leaf is accompanied by a colorfully busy cigar band. Lighting up this 6 3/8” x 50 Pyramid was easy and the draw easier still. Charred wood and toast are the first flavors to hit, but gradually evolve into more pleasant range of spices. Pepper and hints of cocoa find their way to the palate, while the strength builds from medium to full-bodied. A slight sourness joins in the last third, as the oils begin to funnel down the pyramid. A somewhat underwhelming cigar, the Maximus is a good smoke that should be a whole lot more. The Maximus will be a favorite for some who want rich and spicy, but considering its lineage and price, there will also be those who are sorely disappointed.

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