Originating in Cuba in 1935 as a new brand from Menendez, Garcia y Cia., then the owners of the H. Upmann brand, the name is reported to have been inspired by Alexandre Dumas' 1844 novel Le Comte de Monte Cristo. The cigars are all hand made and are medium in strength. The Dominican version of Cuba’s most widely smoked brand uses Dominican grown Cubano Piloto and Olor for the filler. The binder is Dominican grown Cubano Piloto. The natural wrapper is U.S. grown Connecticut Shade. The result is a medium to full-bodied cigar with a sweet aroma. Consolidated’s Tabacalera de Garcia factory in La Romana, Dominican Republic manufactured the Montecristo.
The Montecristo cigars come in eight sizes: Tubos (6 x 42); No. 3 (5.5 x 44); No. 1 (6.5 x 44); Corona Grande (5.75 x 46); Churchill (7 x 48); Robusto (4.75 x 50); No. 2 (Torpedo) (6 x 50); and Double Corona (6.25 x 50). Our panel loved this smoke, giving it one of the highest average ratings we’ve ever seen. It’s refined, rich & subtle taste will leave you more than simply satisfied. Enjoy!
Immediately note an expertly crafted cigar. Notice the elegant and inviting US Connecticut shade-grown wrapper’s handsome golden brown color. We found the roll firm, but still allowing for an easy draw. This classic Dominican starts out mild, picks up a bit of steam as you get into it, but for the most part, stays true through the finish. Look for an even burn and solid ash in this obviously well fermented smoke. We picked up subtle hints of woodiness in this creamy, well-rounded cigar. Overall, a truly pleasant experience from start to finish. This was one of the better cigars we’ve rated so far this year! You might consider pairing it with a full-bodied roasted stout.
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