Cigar Review – Montecristo Especial No.2

MontecristoOrigin : Cuba
Size : 152 mm (6") x 15.08 mm
Format : Laguito No 2 - Long Panetela
Origin : Cuba
Hand-Made
Price : ~ € 12,90 / $ 15.40
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Draw : ★★★★☆☆
Burn : ★★★☆☆☆
Flavour : ★★☆☆☆☆
Aroma : ★★★☆☆☆
Aroma : ★★★★☆☆

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Cigar Review – Montecristo Linea 1935 Maltes

MontecristoOrigin : Cuba
Size : 6" (153) x 53
Brand Strength : Full (line 1935)
Box Year : Pre-release
Hand-Made
Price : NA
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Note from the inspector in his previous review of the same cigar. Clic here to read it.
During the previous Festival del Habanos held in March in Havana, few brands were celebrated. The major one was Montecristo. Habanos S.A. released during the Gala dinner, at the end of the week, the Linea 1935 from the Montecristo Marca. This linea, with 3 full bodied cigars, is an addition to the medium to full classic line and the medium open line.

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Cigar Review – Montecristo Linea 1935 – Maltes

MontecristoOrigin : Cuba
Size : 6" (153) x 53
Brand Strength : Full (line 1935)
Box Year : Pre-release
Hand-Made
Price : NA
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During the previous Festival del Habanos held in March in Havana, few brands were celebrated. The major one was Montecristo. Habanos S.A. released during the Gala dinner, at the end of the week, the Linea 1935 from the Montecristo Marca. This linea, with 3 full bodied cigars, is an addition to the medium to full classic line and the medium open line.

Draw : ★★★★½☆
Burn : ★★★★★☆
Flavour : ★★★★☆☆
Aroma : ★★★½☆☆
strength : ★★★★☆☆

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Cigar Review – Montecristo Dantes 2016 Limited Edition

MontecristoOrigin : Cuba
Size : 48 x 167 mm
Brand Strength : Medium to Full
Box Year : 2016
Hand-Made
Price : €25.5
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The Dantes was named after Edmundo Dantes, the lead character of Alexandre Dumas 1844 novel The Count of Monte Cristo which proved to be the inspiration for the name of the brand back in the 1930’s when the novel was read to and enjoyed by the torcedors of the day as they hand crafted their masterpieces, a practice still in vogue today. 
It is the first and only Hermoso N1 Vitola in the all Montecristo selection.
Specially selected tobacco leaves grown in the Vuelta Abajo zone which are all then aged for a minimum of two years have been used to create this beautiful stick.

Overall : ★★★½☆

Draw : ★★★★☆
Burn : ★★½☆☆
Flavour : ★★★★☆
Aroma : ★★★½☆

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Review – Montecristo Media Corona

MontecristoOrigin : Cuba
Size : 44 x 90 mm (3.5" in)
Brand Strength : Medium to Full
Box Year : 2016
Hand-Made
Price : ~ € 6,60 / $ 7.05
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The Montecristo Media Corona is an impressive, flavour-rich short stick introduced only recently by Cuba's most popular cigar marque, giving a much more fulfilling cigar experience than one might guess from its rather nub-like length.

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Review Cigar – Montecristo 80th Aniversario

MontecristoOrigin : Cuba
Size : 55 x 166 mm (6.5 in)
Brand Strength : Medium to Full
Box Year : 2016
Hand-Made
Price : €50++
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Montecristo is one of Habanos major Brand. Together with Cohiba and Romeo Y Julieta these three marcas cover an important part of the market.
Montecristo was created in 1935, for its 80th anniversary in 2015, Habanos decided to launch a commemorative cigar. As it begins to be a trend and a normal thing, the Montecristo 80th Aniversario was first seen and enjoyed in 2016 and available in extremely small quantities in 2017... 2 years later.
About to become a mythical cigar I manage to grab one stick and will share with you my thought!
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Montecristo No. 2 Gran Reserva Cosecha 2005

Montecristo No. 2 Gran Reserva Cosecha 2005

MontecristoOrigin : Cuba
Format : Torpedo
Size : 6 (152 mm) x 52
Released in : 2011
Box code : SUB OCT 11 (1110/5000)
Hand-Made
Price : $1500 for a box of 15 cigars
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After giving Montecristo a hard time in a previous review, I felt it only fair to find another cigar of their issue that was somewhat close in age to the one I dealt with so harshly to see if the box I consumed was an aberration, or if the issues I encountered with the other product continued with this limited edition release. I am happy to say that in this case the latter applies, not the former. What one is left to wonder is how something so wrong could turn into something so right. By its taste profile, it would SEEM that this outcome was what Montecristo was shooting for with their 2008 Sublime release. Here they are using 2005 tobacco, which on its face would indicate that the stock was somewhat similar in age to the Sublime (it used 2006 tobacco). This is a conundrum I do not think I can figure out by the time this review is over. Where such utter failure turns into such utter bliss leaves me dumbstruck, but I will take them as they come.

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Montecristo Sublime (2008 Edicion Limitada)

Montecristo Sublime (2008 Edicion Limitada)

MontecristoOrigin : Cuba
Format : Sublime (Double Robusto)
Size : 6.5 (164 mm) x 54
Released in : 2008
Box code : NOV 08
Hand-Made
Price : ~$575 for a box of 10 cigars
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If you are a dyed-in-the-wool Montecristo lover, you might want to stop reading right now. Yes, I am a huge fan of Montecristo, but this review will not be flattering, not in the least. You might want the children to leave the room on this one. In many communities in my country, we have a colloquial saying “You dance with the lady that brought you to the party”, which loosely translates to “You stick with ideas where you excel”. Montecristo would have done well to have heeded this idiom before foisting this product upon the cigar loving public. They tried to copy others by an attempt to make a “kinder and gentler” cigar. Failure. Absolute and total failure.

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