Origin : Cuba
Format : Robusto/Toro (Edmundo)
Size : 135 x 20.69 mm
Ring : 52
Weight : 15 g
Price : ~$14/piece
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After smoking the Petit Edmundo, I decided to review its bigger brother, Montecristo Edmundo.
Why is this cigar called Edmundo? It is named after Edmundo Dantes, hero of Alexandro Dumas' famous novel "The Count of Montecristo". It has this classic, bitter-sweet, tangy flavour that has made Montecristo the world's most popular Havana cigar brand.
Good-looking. It looks just as good as the Petit Edmundo, only a bit longer.
All the Edmundos I have smoked so far had flawless construction, nice wrappers and appearance. The smoking experience is wonderful with an easy draw producing gobs of thick smoke. The draw can be too easy sometimes, which results in the smoke being hotter than I'm used to - make sure you smoke this cigar real slowly in this case.
What striked me the most about this cigar is the pleasant saltiness that the blend delivers to the palate. It is a typical Montecristo. Other than that all I can say with positiveness is that the blend was very balanced, refined and satisfying. However, I was expecting more evolution from this one; the salty/spicy flavor is amazing but I'd like to have something else, too.
I have a feeling that the shorter version provides a better price/quality ratio. On the other hand, the Edmundo is still a good buy that you probably won't regret.
Overall Rating :
This cigar has never let me down. I'm curious to see how these will be with some years of age, but somehow I believe that the mellowing or smoothing out of flavors that tends to occur with age may not be ideally suited to the Montecristo Edmundo...