Origin : Cuba
Format : Double Corona
Size : 194 x 19.45 mm
Ring : 49
Weight : 17.86 g
Price : ~$20/piece
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One of the best in the format. The Hoyo de Monterrey Double Corona is truly a man's cigar. To this day I have yet to try any of the Hoyo de Monterrey brand that I do not like. This one is no exception. Big, bold, and brassy!
You cannot help but appreciate a really big cigar. This one has a very smooth oily glossy wrapper. Well done, kudos to the makers.
The perfect burn if I have ever experienced one. Most cigars have a small run, though not enough to bother repairing, but this one did not. It was a perfect burn from light to finish. Smooth even draw to make the experience complete. Nice feel to it too, firm but spongish. Sweet.
From the beginning, I knew I had something special. The light-up was all roasted wood and hickory. A tiny hint of sweetness to linger on your lips and palette. The second third gave me that stinging sensation that I love. Perfect with a nice coffee chaser. THe final third, I hate to admit, was a bit too strong almost, particularly towards the last hit. The first two thirds made it worth it all however.
This is a very pricey cigar, but if you like a hearty beefy mans' smoke, then it is well worth it.
Overall Rating :
This is a good long lasting one hour cigar with a lot of life to it. Not a morning cigar, nor a cigar to be smoked without a hearty chaser (tea, coffee, Latte...), but a great cigar indeed. Lastly, if you are a beginner, I'd let this one set in the humidor awhile, letting your palette strengthen for stronger smokes before trying this one.