Montecristo Edmundo

Montecristo Edmundo

Origin : CubaMontecristo
Format : Robusto/Toro (Edmundo)
Size : 135 x 20.69 mm
Ring : 52
Weight : 15 g
Hand-Made
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.

Appearance : ★★★★★
Good-looking. It looks just as good as the Petit Edmundo, only a bit longer.

Montecristo Edmundo

Construction : ★★★★½
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.

Montecristo Edmundo 
Flavor : ★★★★½
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.

Montecristo Edmundo

Value : ★★★½☆
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 : ★★★★½
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...

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21 Comments on “Montecristo Edmundo”

  1. That’s a real fat cigar LOL :)

  2. Is Montecristo the most expensive brand out there?

  3. One of the most expensive, that’s for sure. I think the most expensive cigar out there is a Montecristo, but can be wrong (perhaps one of the new Cohiba Maduro 5’s is more expensive..).

  4. My Commnet:
    One thing I’d like to see in a review about cuban cigars is the Box Code. You say that these may be better with age, what was the code of the one you tried?

    As for the other comments:
    Monti’s are not really the most expensive brand. Cohiba has that distinction size for size. Looking for a similar smoke? Try the diplo’s.

  5. I really enjoy the pleasant salty twang that Edmundo delivers. I have found that its shorter version also packs a salty punch but with more earth and leathery notes. I would be very hard-pressed if I had to choose between these two sticks. Speaking of which, I believe that I need to restock my humi as my Edmundo supply is dwindling.

  6. @L2H As far as I remember, the box code was something 2006. Will have to check when I get back home.

  7. I don’t like the way these start off (rather bland), however they get a lot better 10 minutes in. Full, complex and creamy flavors of cedar and vanilla. A very good smoke.

  8. IMO the edmundo flavors are close to those of #2 although more rounded and smooth. Same salty twang, same coffee and expensive wood – just creamier. I like both, but I find the torpedo slightly superior.

  9. I feel silly for not piecing the ”Edmundo” and ”Montecristo” reference together :S … I think perhaps the petit edmundo is a better way to smoke this range, you get all the flavour with no faff-around time, waiting for it to kick in.

  10. Saint Jimbob says:

    I think the shape of the Edmundo helps define it, smoking cooler and allowing the subtleties to reveal themselves. The same blend in a lancero vitola, I don’t know, just would seem rushed. Sure, it would be more potent at the fore, but I like a more leisurely pace in a smoke.

  11. I have a box from ’06 that is almost finished, it really makes me sad as these beauties have become my favorite smokes along with other Montes (particularly #2 and Petit Edmundos). I don’t find these 3 models similar at all and prefer enjoying each in different circumstances (the Edmundo is perfect after a light dinner). Of course, proper aging does wonders to these cigars.

  12. Of course, it has this Monte twang that a lot of people are talking about. The construction is decent in most of the cases, a few burn problems might arise but it’s really not frequent. Vanilla, oak and coffee flavors are truly enjoyable. Medium- to full-bodied smoke with unbeatable appearance.

  13. Soberberg says:

    Very easy going cigars, I don’t really think that they are full-flavored; I find them rather mild. Not sure they are worth the price – the Petit Edmundo has much more complexity! On the other hand, they sure look good and impressive.

  14. Very nice cigar, as already written in the aboves. I do agree with some the style and evolution is a bit too predictable and yes, I think the Petit Edmundo is indeed a more rewarding smoke!

  15. Cigare très satisfaisant.Marqué par des notes de
    bois précieux l’ensemble manque un peu de complexité malgré tout.
    séduisant et équilibré.Il est vrai que le petit
    Edmundo fumé le même jour était plus punché.

  16. SO far so good. Have smoked three of these and they definitely benefit from a resting period. i’m too impatient to say how may years but a few months does them good. As Montes go they are flavourful and burn well and long. My only complaint so far is occasionally the burn needs a little correction. Normally a good 60mins plus smoking time. Great with a peaty single malt or sweetish Armanagc after a good beef or duck meal.

  17. smokeacigaraday says:

    I like this cigar very much. For me, this is the best cigar I have ever smoked and I smoke a lot. What’s the best cigar out there? The one that fits your taste the best.

    My question is that, every time I buy these guys from the local cigar shop on Sunset, it seems like they have a oily feel to them and the cigar is a little oily. Why is that? I like it, not a bad thing.

  18. BryanJPino says:

    Amayzing cigar in my opinion. Nothing better than a Cuban Puro. As many other countries have Cuban-Seed tabaco, they still are not Cuban tabaco.

  19. JoshuaJoshua's says:

    These always seem to be underfilled, resulting in a far too open draw, which means poor flavour. I avoid these, preferring the Monte no. 2.

  20. Certainly in my top 5 cigars.

  21. Andres Castro says:

    Beautiful cigar with nice flavors. A real nice explosion of flavors at the end. Ash held for almost the whole way. Definitely in my top 3!

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