Origin : Cuba
Format : Petit Corona (Perla)
Size : 102 x 15.87 mm
Ring : 42
Weight : 5.91 g
Price : 6.30€/each
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The tiny Montecristo No. 5 pleasantly surprised me. I discovered great taste variations in this 30-minutes smoke - I don't know how they managed to pack all of these flavors in such a short stick, but I am sure happy they did.
Modest appearance, very similar to other small Montecristos. Had some very nice plume on it, which means that the cigar was properly aged (I felt it).
Very well constructed, I experienced a satisfying draw, an even burn and rich clouds of white smoke.
The very beginning was very spicy (too spicy for my taste) and a bit harsh, but things changed after a couple of minutes of smoking. The flavor smoothed out and only a little of the spiciness was left, transforming the Montecristo No. 5 into a very light and mild cigar. By the end of the second third, notes of cocoa and roasted coffee were progressively added to the bouquet, which made it extremely delicious. A shame the last third was too short :)
Montecristo No. 5 is expensive considering its small format, but is worth it.
Overall Rating :
A great cigar to be smoked at any moment of the day. If you have a short break, go for it - 25-30 minutes and you're done, happy and satisfied.