With the newer trends of larger ring gauge cigars, Cuba still produces a good amount of the Carona Gorda size (although nowadays a touch more sparingly, not to mention a little more than a touch pricier). Punch Punch, Cohiba Siglo IV, Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure 1, and the Juan Lopez No. 1- yeah, the competition isn’t doing the Mag 46 any favors.
The Magnum 46 stands at 5 & 5/8”x 46 RG. Like all Habanos, it is a Cuban puro. The wrapper colors on most boxes of Mag 46 I’ve seen are lighter in color, similar to Connecticut shade, with a slightly richer sheen. The profile of the Magnum 46 is light- medium and complex. It is similar to the H. Upmann Sir Winston in my opinion. Truly an elegant experience. Just about every flavor can be picked up at some point, and aging changes what is picked up. Brown sugar sweetness, leather, tea notes, floral notes, nuttiness, creaminess. This cigar really has it all. The only gripe is that some boxes can be under filled, and some packed as tight as a drumstick- not uncommon in Cuba, although I feel quality control has gotten better over the years as a whole.
As far as the Magnum series- out of the Magnum 46, 50, and 54… the Magnum 46 is definitely my preference. It is the lightest in body and the most complex in my opinion . A slide lid box of 25 can be found anywhere in the 300-450 dollar range, although sightings are scarce.