Montecristo White Rothchilde

Montecristo White Rothchilde

Origin : Dominican RepublicMontecristo
Format : Robusto (Edmundo)
Size : 127 x 21 mm
Ring : 52
Weight : N/A
Price : ~$10/each

I wanted something special. My father had just passed away, so I wanted a good, not-TOO-expensive cigar to help me think. (Unfortunately, I didn’t have too much walking around time, so I enjoyed it back in Chicago…while I was, um, thinking.)

Appearance : Rating: ★★★★½
Sleek-looking cigar; looks great with the white band. Montecristos are ALL about look, and this one was no exception.

Montecristo White Rothchilde

Construction : Rating: ★★★★★
Superb ash, nice and white. VERY even burn. All around, it’s one of the best-constructed cigars I’ve ever had.

Flavor : Rating: ★★★★½
It smells a bit like cedar, but when I inhaled it, my nostrils stung a bit. This cigar has a bit of a kick at first, but when it’s lit, it’s mild enough for smokers of any level. It has a toasty flavor and would make a wonderful breakfast cigar, paired up with a strong cup of coffee.

Value : Rating: ★★★½☆
For $10, you can get yourself a nice cigar. If you want a Connecticut-wrapped cigar with a bit of a punch, this could be it. At $10, I wouldn’t — probably ever — make this my regular smoke. But it may be a good thing to have around for small celebrations, bar mitzvahs, Web 2.0 site launch parties, etc.

Overall Rating : Overall Rating: ★★★★½
Great cigar from a great brand.