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  1. Loco
    August 30, 2007

    Montes #2 really pretty much rule the Piramide roost, in all areas: construction, wrapper, blend, looks and feel (they are awesome in hand) ….on taste alone, they are something else. From start to finish, to me, 90 minutes of heaven.

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    • Tomas
      January 11, 2017

      So true I’m just having one right now!

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  2. Thomas Cannon
    January 5, 2008

    I have tried them all.This is the best!!!

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  3. Striker
    October 25, 2008

    Monte #2 is on my top5 list, and I think this is the best Cuban torpedo. Original Montecristo flavor, construction that improved in recent years. I love it.

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  4. Torpedon
    November 29, 2008

    When I get one with no construction issues (happens more and more often, good sign!), it is pure pleasure. The flavors are really exceptional.

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  5. wflor421
    January 27, 2009

    While in Cancun at a cigar bar I spotted these. 15 bucs a piece, 3for 40. Give me 3. Well what a wonderful smoke. The kind you hold your head back as you draw and let out the abundance of tasty smoke with a smile on your face. Took the labels off the other two and brought them back. I have yet to smoke them.

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  6. itsme_timd
    February 9, 2009

    This is a great cigar. If you enjoy a good Cuban then give this one a shot. The ISOM ‘zing’ is a little softer in this than some others, but it’s there. Like most good Cuban’s this benefits from some extended rest before enjoying it.

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  7. k0mmissar
    February 16, 2009

    why why WHY is the construction so up-and-down on these! I’ve always wanted a box, but unless I can inspect the draw (which you cant, obviously) and the construction, it’s too nerve wracking. A good No. 2 is great, a bad one is almost the biggest dissapointment, especially if you were geared up for a great cigar.

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  8. sandman
    April 3, 2009

    I’m going to Aruba in a month and want to purchase a box of Monte #2s, How can I make sure of what I am paying for. All suggestions would be appreciated.

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  9. Inspector
    April 3, 2009

    Is there a Habanos SA official shop? You should buy your box there. And, of course, avoid Pedros on the beach :)

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  10. Gil
    April 29, 2009

    There’s a La Casa Del Habano in the main shopping area. Also a place called Cigar Emporium there. Saleperson claims they’re both owned by the same people. Bought some from the latter and they seem legit. Have fun!

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  11. teledog
    June 17, 2009

    Please do not shop at Cigar Emporium. Ispend $1,000 there and all I got were fake Cuban cigars.

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  12. Vonli
    June 25, 2009

    my questions, is it Monte No.2 good for newbe?

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  13. rotten72
    July 6, 2009

    The #2 is medium/strong side. Many nexbies don’t like them this strong. As has been mentioned by others the construction from box to box is iffy. This is due to it being one of the most sought after cigars, which causes QC issues. They are good, but there are other Habanos that I prefer over the #2. Currently in my humidor I have Hoyo Epicure #1, Monte 70th Anniversarios, Cohiba Double Coronas, Cohiba Maduro 5 Genios, Bolivar Belicos Finas, Bolivar Corona Gigantes, Partagas Lusitanias, Partagas Series D #4 & Partagas 8-9-8’s. I like any of these better than the Monte #2. However I do enjoy a good #2 when I can get them, but it’s a crap shoot!

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  14. RDI
    July 10, 2009

    fine smoke for the price

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  15. windycindy
    September 29, 2009

    This is one I will definitely purchase for my husband and brother-in-law!
    Again, many thanks…..Cindi

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  16. DJ
    October 26, 2009

    Pretty much the epitome of “cigar.”

    Good price, too.

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  17. christian
    November 10, 2009

    Fumé la semaine derniere à Cuba (7,60 CUC)
    Aromes terreux et épices typique de Montecristo,
    un brin rustique et agressant en finale.Défaut de construction qui necessitait allumages fréquents.Beau cigare malgré tout.

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  18. phathungarian
    November 27, 2009

    I’m going to Aruba in a month and want to purchase a box of Monte #2s, How can I make sure of what I am paying for. All suggestions would be appreciated

    I have always had good luck as far as authenticity goes in the duty free stores on my way out of a country. The Caribbean usually have good selection of cigars and prices are ok too, but sometimes they can be on the dry side due to all the a/c they use. Try to get something fresh AND from the humidor, as some boxes are stored on just shelves…

    Number 2 Montie, good smoke. I have only ever smoked a few and there is one in my humidor, I have never noticed draw issues. A fine smoke. Very strong. I like it a lot.

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  19. Benji
    April 26, 2010

    I am a newbie and little confused. This cigar sounds delicious, but I can’t understand why it is so highly rated if it has such hit or miss construction issues. Montecristo/Habanos SA manufacture a premium cigar and sells it at a premium price. There should be no QC issues.
    I could understand there being issues if these cigars were made by a small independent factory, but we’re talking about a massive cigar corporation.
    A possibility of half the sticks in a box having construction issues seems crazy.
    Nevertheless they do sound tasty. I’m not sure what they go for up here in Vancouver, but I’ll have to find out.

    I

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    • David Wilson
      January 24, 2016

      Hello I know the question on the price for a Montecristo #2 torpedo has probably already been answered but I consider myself a newbie to the cigar world as well.
      I have only been partaking in cigar and scotches for the past 7 years and with the complexity and diverse nature of all that is available I am still learning all I can. Although this past time activities is consider a luxury I find it odd that the same cigar or Scotch can be purchased outside of Canada for 1/3 the price. Between the duties and taxes on cigar and scotches it’s an expensive past time activity. On the matter of the Montecristo #2 torpedo cost in Canada is quite high and goes for $35-$39 a stick. Therefore, it can only be enjoyed for special occasions such as on holidays or the birth of a child. With regards to the construction issue I get around it by going to my cigar emporium and picking the cigar I desire or purchase an open box where I can see the stogies I am buying prior to purchase should I want a box. Anyhow there is my 2 cents from a newbie.
      Cheers,
      Dav
      Ottawa Canada

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  20. migoluch
    May 17, 2010

    anyone know how these compare to the dominican #2? are they comparable or completely different?

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  21. Hagai
    June 27, 2010

    Smoking one right now!
    As a somewhat of a beginner, i must say that i enjoy them very much.
    Bought them in the Duty Free store in Israel’s airport. A box of 25 cost 399$.
    Used to smoke Romeo & Julieta mille fleur – no comparison. Great draw, on the easy side, even burn without correction, nice amount of rich smoke and not as strong as i expected. Truly live up to there name!

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  22. HardSmoke
    July 27, 2010

    Smoking some of these now. I bought a whole box and they are a treat. I disagree that they are medium/hard. Mine are fresh and I view them as mild or light medium. This is the smoothest cigar I’ve ever had and I recommend for newbies as well. The only construction issues I’ve had are having to draw to get them lit. Once lit no problems for me. For Migoluch, the DR will not be comparable to these bad boys.

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  23. J Kane
    July 27, 2010

    These are some of the best cigars out there…

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  24. Lee
    October 15, 2010

    Quite possibly the best tasting cigar I’ve ever had.

    Flawless construction. I was able to smoke to just a tiny nub, with a perfectly even burn and it only ashed twice.

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  25. jag-z
    October 17, 2010

    *When I FINALLY got an AUTHENTIC Monte No.2, I couldn’t get over it! It was best, most wonderful smoking experience ever. I knew all those previous to that one were “questionables”!

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  26. havanasmoke
    June 4, 2011

    OK I tried them again, and again, and again, and again. What can you say: such nice construction, smooth and sweet appearance, flavor is consistent and I’m on my third box in 18 months. I think God just took his time and made these on the 8th day….they are soo nice. Flawless in all respects definately in my top ten.

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  27. havanasmoke
    June 4, 2011

    Just want to add that in 3 boxes not one single construction problem. Anything can happen but all of mine have been fine so I can’t say anything bad about construction.

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  28. Tuxxic
    November 1, 2011

    One of the best I got, I can only say that it is a bit pricey for me (15 €) but very surprising and tasty ! I recommand it :)

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  29. buff_man
    March 4, 2012

    absolutely a great medium to full cigar. smooth, creamy complex age them. Monte #2 one of the best cigars in world. Age them 3-4 years off box date.

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  30. RobC
    May 14, 2012

    Had one few days back in Cayo Coco best cigar over all I ever had and I tried at least 9 this past wk.

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  31. Brett
    December 19, 2012

    The box of 2011 I have are stellar. Why did I wait so long to buy this cigar? I have 2 more boxes on my next order for sure.

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  32. stevensauce
    January 10, 2013

    certainly a classic but not as good value as the no 4 in my opinion. strong cedar flavor, bit of anise, sweet but not as much cappuccinochocolate as i had in 4s and 5s. very smooth, creamy, solid burn and draw. big minus: it burns down very quickly, gives me just about 30% more than the nr.4 but costs 80% more. 60mins max, a friend smoked it even in less than 40mins. nice smoke but not worth 14 euros.

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  33. Frank
    August 16, 2013

    Smoking a fairly young (4 months) montecristo 2 now…. The fact that these can be had for around 12-13 a piece makes them one of the best cigars. I wouldn’t classify them as full bodied, more like medium. They don’t have that thick syrup texture like the partagas d4 or Bolivars. Just an overall amazing smoke and I highly recommend you age these for at least one year. I have had one minor construction issue in each box I have bought, but from what I have heard they are hit or miss. This does not take away from its complexity though, as I think it has a lot to offer in terms of flavor.

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  34. Gabriel
    November 24, 2013

    Smoked a stick from 2012 box, taste was very good! I felt the same experience as what is described above on the reports!

    Superb cigar!

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  35. Paul Miklo
    November 29, 2013

    Have you ever had a bad one?
    One from my recent purchase was plugged and completely unsmokable. Could this be due to the large production produced in several factories?

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  36. Ogus
    September 17, 2014

    Had one from 13 best cigar I ever had and then three boxes between 13-14 all mediocre. Aging and adjusting humidity to see what may be accomplished.

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  37. Tony P
    October 4, 2014

    Just received a box of Monte #2s. From what I have heard they are better as they age. Does anyone know the best way to age them? In or out of the box, humidity, how long….? Also, I have noticed that the cigars are darker than my past experience with the Monte #2. Does anyone know the specific reason why? Also the ring size is not consistent. What is the reason for this construction issue?

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  38. Paul
    October 5, 2014

    @Tony
    One of possible reason that No.2 are made by three different factories (Partagas, R&J, etc.), this results in some inconsistencies in quality and appearance.
    Regarding aging, they should be ready to smoke right out of box, they do not require extensive aging like Bolivar or Partagas . My rule of thumb is to give them about three weeks to recover from transit.

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  39. World Traveller
    November 29, 2014

    Smoked a few of these. Mostly good, but odd bad one even from same box ?.

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  40. Pat M
    December 14, 2014

    I got a box dated Sept 2013. I somehow managed to wait
    3 weeks before smoking one. It was one of the best cigars
    I’ve ever had. It’s going to be tough to save some of these
    babies for aging.

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  41. Patty O’Furniture
    February 26, 2015

    My guy BRO from CA forums told me I should review this cigar since all of his were from shady grey vendors. This cigar is a powerhouse of flavors. Roasted nuts, coffee, light cedar, cocoa powder, and leather are prominent throughout. I’m sorry he has never experienced this. Dollar for dollar this is the cigar I would select, when true to the vitola.

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  42. Peter Magyar
    March 27, 2015

    I’m an all time MonteCristo fan. Usually I buy No.3 but I’m about to recieve my first box of No.2!! So excited! Will keep you guys posted!

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  43. Rob P
    May 6, 2015

    Had this vitola in god 10-ct sampler from CT. My stick was a real beauty, excellent draw/flavour/burn. Recently ratings have lauded this cigar and, based on sampler, have to agree.

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  44. fish onn
    December 22, 2015

    love this smoke always amazing

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  45. Gene
    February 14, 2016

    I recently bought a no.2 at cigar emporium in Studio City hotel in Macau.. cigar was fautless. But the price 304 HK$ seemed a very over the top.

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