The Diamond Crown Maximus is a Fuente made cigar for JC Newman. The cigars were introduced in 2003 and come in five sizes. I smoked the 5×50 robusto, called Diamond Crown Maximus #5. All cigars have a 50 rg though. The cigar is made from Opux X binder and filler with an Ecuadorian wrapper grown by the Oliva Tobacco group on their El Bajo farm. The cigars aren’t available in The Netherlands, I bought this cigar while I was in Florida. I paid $10.29 for it.
The band is pretty but very detailed and busy. The chocolate brown wrapper is shiny and oily and I see a few thin veins. The construction feels good. I smell some straw with barnyard. The predraw is fine, I taste some mild tobacco.
I taste sweet coffee with some wood, the flavors are mild musty but pleasant. The coffee disappears and after half an inch taste sweet wood, quite dry, but smooth and subtle.
The flavors continue to be smooth, subtle and complex. The sweetness I taste is a combination of honey and caramel with some wood. After two thirds I taste wood and some herbs. Wood is the main flavor and the caramel honey flavor loses some of its strength. The cigar slowly gets a bit spicy.
This cigar lasted me little over an hour. The draw was great, just like the burn. I got a lot of smoke. The light colored ash is firm. This cigar is medium flavored and medium bodied.
Would I buy this cigar again? Yes, I wouldn’t mind if these became available on the Dutch market.
Appearance: 8 / 10
Construction: 8 / 10
Draw: 8 / 10
Burn: 8 / 10
Smoke & ash: 8 / 10
Aroma first part: 8 / 10
Aroma second part: 8 / 10
Aroma third part: 8 / 10