Origin : Cuba
Format : Petit Corona (Mareva)
Size : 129 x 16.67 mm
Ring : 42
Weight : 8.46 g
Price : 7.40€/each
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In the days to come, I will be publishing a few reviews of cigars that I smoked during my stay in Dubai, UAE. I must say that I was pretty disappointed when I found out that Cuban cigars there cost even more than in France (considering that a pack of cigarettes is 5 times cheaper). That's why I only smoked one Cuban cigar and that's the Montecristo No. 4. According to some sources, this is the most sold cigar in the world (I know for sure that this is the second best-selling cigar in France, behind the Partagas Serie D No. 4). It is considered as one of the big classics.
Incredibly beautiful maduro wrapper, oily and silky. I liked how this one looked.
Although rumor has it that No. 4s sometimes are completely unsmokeable due to extremely tight draw, I am usually satisfied with the construction. The burn is always even, the only thing that in my opinion could be better is the amount of smoke. Check out the impressive ash on the picture below.
A little earthy in the beginning, the Montecristo No. 4 delivered a lot of spice in the second third. Closer to the end, soft notes of cocoa and coffee appeared, which reminded me of the Montecristo No. 5. The difference is that... this one lasted longer! :)
Overall Rating :
I can definitely see why it's one of the best-selling cigars in the world. Fine construction and the patented Montecristo flavors make it a very decent 40-minutes smoke.