Every time I walk past the JC Newman Diamond Crown Julius Caeser cigar in a humidor It catches my eye and piques my curiosity. The packaging, if you haven’t seen it, is a deep purple velvet inset set upon a black leather background with the bust of Julius Caeser prominently placed front and center. It oozes a mixture of class and mystery to the beholder. Does this cigar really deserve to be placed in such a luxurious package? Is it worth buying? These are the questions that flood the mind. Our answer to these questions lie below.
A cigar is certainly more than a box and the JC Newman Diamond Crown was pleasantly surprising in its taste profile and construction. The Julius features an Ecuadorian Havana-seed wrapper that wraps around a “robust blend of Central American Tobaccos,” which are then aged for five years. This process and cigar is brought to life by Tabacalera A. Fuente.
The cigar itself features a tight packing of tobacco with minimal soft spots, a smooth but firm draw, and a note of cedar mingled with barnyard on the foot. Smoking the Julius Caeser reveals a cigar of medium to medium + strength, and offers the palate some complexity of leather, cedar, faint rose petal, and aromatic soap notes. The cigar remains consistent throughout with only the slightest build of leather notes after the midpoint.
The Julius Caeser, while pricey, is a tasty cigar that would appeal to fans of complexity in a medium to medium plus package. So head on down to your local Diamond Crown distributor today and look for the regal packaging of the Julius Caeser line. Just be aware that if there are only a couple left, then you too, might be turing to your best friend and saying et tu brute!
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Havana-Seed
Binder: Central American mixture??
Filler: Central American mixture??