Origin : Cuba
Format : Piramide
Size : 156 x 20.64 mm
Ring : 52
Weight : 14.26 g
Price : ~$25 each
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An incredibly beautiful smoke, the Montecristo Seleccion Piramide was completely different from the previously reviewed Cohiba which I also found excellent. If you have already tried a Montecristo No. 2 you probably know what to expect out of this one - creamy and smooth flavors, soothing yet entertaining. All of this with impeccable look and construction.
The cigar is sublime. Beautiful lines, a smooth, silky wrapper. A masterpiece.
Although the Montes No. 2 are well-known for their unstable construction (one out of three seems to have burn or draw problems), the Seleccion Piramide was perfectly-constructed. Of course, I have only tried one, but since all other sticks from the sampler were also excellent construction-wise I think that some additional work is put into their confection.
As for the flavors, it tastes like the best No. 2 I've ever tried in my life. Creamy, coffee, chocolate flavors all the way, some spice with a hint of sweetness, delicious walnut... Pairs up very well with a huge cup of slightly sweet coffee with milk. A true Cuban classic.
Obviously, this is not an everyday cigar. Save it for special occasions only.
Overall Rating :
Although not as majestic as the Cohiba, this Monte left a very good impression. If you like med/full-bodied creamy cigars, this is the way to go.