Cigar Review: Monte by Montecristo

Initial Thoughts:

Today's cigar comes from the Launch Sampler over at the CigarScore Lounge, and it's the Montecristo Monte by Montecristo.

Visually, the Montecristo Monte looked fantastic and held up to the Montecristo legacy. The veins on the wrapper were thin and the cigar looked almost seamless. The foot of the cigar had a nice, clean-cut and the filler tobaccos were all medium brown in color. As I said, the Montecristo Monte is a great-looking cigar.

The cold draw had had the perfect amount of resistance and had flavors there were of musty wood.


cigarscore 4 cigar rating

Brand: Montecristo / AJ Fernandez
Line: Monte
Size: 6 x 52
Cut: Guillotine
Light: Torch
Price: $11.50

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano
Binder: Nicaragua, Dominican Republic
Filler: Dominican Republic
Smoke Time: 70 minutes

Final Thoughts

After getting out of the wind, after a few burn issues, and, after about 70 minutes with this cigar, the Montecristo Monte by Montecristo is not what I thought it would be. The flavors were much more mild than I expected, especially from the Ecuadorian Habano wrapper leaf.

Other than the burn issues, which might've been somewhat impacted by the ridiculous wind, the construction of the cigar was pretty good.

While I think this cigar could've benefited from a little more time aging, the Montecristo Monte by Montecristo earns a CigarScore 4.

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