Wrapper: Ecuadorian El Bajo Sun Grown
Binder: Dominican Republic
Filler: Dominican Republic
Country: Dominican Republic
The Diamond Crown Maximus is a rare and often hard to find full-bodied cigar that is made by JC Newman the same makers of Brick House and Quorum. As for the Diamond Crown line itself it was released in the early 1990’s to celebrate the 100th anniversary of JC Newman cigars. This cigar took a total of three years to perfect it’s blend and comes in either 5-packs or in 20 cigars that form the letter ‘M’. The secret to the Diamond Crown Maximus is the dark El Bajo Sun Grown wrapper that encloses aged and cured Dominican tobaccos. This is a well packed cigar with a little resistance in the draw that wasn’t too bad and as for the burn it was a little jagged along the way that needed touch ups. The initial flavor of the draw had earthy tones and the first third had a bit of pepper and a hint of sweet cocoa. In entering the second third of the cigar notes of almond and coffee came into play. As for the finish the nut and cocoa went away and more coffee and earthy flavors came on with a slight spice still. This is a good rare treat for the savvy afficiendo that wants something different from the norm.