Origin : Dominican Republic
Format : Double Corona
Size : 156 x 20 mm
Ring : 50
Weight : N/A
Price : ~$7/each
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My uncle brought me the Montecristo Double Coronas from the US (thank you!); I thought it would be nice to compare these cigars with their Cuban brothers. Read on.
You will agree with me that it can be admired. The wrapper looks impeccable and the band, although slightly different from the Cuban one I am used to, is neat and accurate.
Before lighting, I thought it was perfect. No soft spots, very well rolled and correct pre-draw. However, the burn was uneven in the first half and, more importantly, a small crack in the wrapper appeared near the end (visible on this picture).
The flavors were very mild, different from Cuban Montecristo blends. On the other hand, this was still some highest quality tobacco - you feel it from the very beginning. Instead of spicy notes, the Double Corona offered me very creamy and soft vanilla flavors in the first half, the second half being mainly cedar and dry wood.
This stogie doesn't match the Cuban Montecristo, but it also costs way less! I'd say that the price tag is perfectly correct.
Overall Rating :
It was a very interesting comparison. Although, as I have already said, the Dominican Montecristo Double Corona is not at all similar to the Cuban versions, it is a perfectly enjoyable smoke.
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