As usual Montecristo has produced a superb cigar in this corona grande. Very well constructed, balanced rich and smooth, with cedar and leather slowly developing an undertone of spice. Excellent in both flavour and aromatics. Enjoy!
What a gorgeous name, probably inspired by the 1844 novel "Le Comte de Monte Cristo" by Alexandre Dumas. The brand was established in 1935 by Menendez, Garcia y Cia, the then owners of H. Upmann, and heavily marketed by Alfred Dunhill of London. It became the most popular of all Havana exports and a standard against which all others are now judged. They have well earned their reputation from the art that is portrayed in the manufacture to the balance and rounding of the flavours. Their range is extensive, amongst them the finest pyramide in the world, the no. 2. There is a distinctive Montecristo taste that manifests itself with complex earthy tones, rich and chocolaty, and an almost brooding aroma of roasted spice, vanilla and patchouli . An exotic aristocrat of cigars! No.5: CA 89, Edicion Limitada Robusto: CA 88, No.3: CA 88, Millenium Reserve Robusto: CA 94, Especial: CA 91, Especial No.2: CA 87, No.4: CA 87, A: CA 86, No.1: CA 86, No.2: CA 85,