Hoyo de Monterrey Seleccion Piramides

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    Hoyo de Monterrey Seleccion Piramide

    Origin : CubaHoyo de Monterrey
    Format : Piramide
    Size : 124 x 19.84 mm
    Ring : 50
    Weight : 11.66 g
    Price : ~$25 each

    This Hoyo de Monterrey belongs to the Seleccion Piramides Series, a limited edition of 5 Cuban piramides released in 2003.

    This is the very first cigar that I smoked out of that little beautiful box and I enjoyed the experience. Although the Cohiba and the Montecristo were superior (reviews coming up), this Hoyo is undoubtedly an excellent smoke.

    Appearance : [rating:4.5/5]
    The wrapper is quite dark and a little coarse. The weight of the cigar surprised me – it is in fact very light. The pre-draw is very earthy (common to other Hoyos I tried).

    Hoyo de Monterrey Seleccion Piramide

    Construction : [rating:4.5/5]
    Easy clipping, easy lighting, easy draw. The Seleccion Piramide produced quite a lot of white thick smoke. The burn became a little irregular in the second third and remained this way until the end.

    Hoyo de Monterrey Seleccion Piramide

    Flavor : [rating:4.5/5]
    Whereas the beginning is quite spicy and dynamic, heavy and powerful earthy notes rapidly appear near the end of the first third. I first thought that these flavors will dominate all the way, but I was mistaken. After this initial hit, in the second third the taste becomes much lighter and almost elegant. It was quite complex as well, I was able to make out vanilla and cedar. Earthy scents are back in the last third, skillfully linked with woody notes. A pity I only had one to try.

    Hoyo de Monterrey Seleccion Piramide

    Value : [rating:4/5]
    The Habanos Seleccion Piramides is sold at around $120 (5 cigars), which makes it about $24 a single stick. This is of course expensive but seems to be a decent price for a limited edition cigar. Even better if you had it as a gift 🙂

    Hoyo de Monterrey Seleccion Piramide

    Overall Rating : [rating:overall/5]
    It definitely was an interesting experience and I could even call this a real introduction to this format (I’ve smoked a few in the past but they haven’t impressed me more than that). Big thanks to CigarOne!

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Cigar Region Cuba
Filler Cuban
Wrapper Cuba
Binder Cuba
Length 6 1/8
Ring Gauge 50
Vitola Piramides
Construction Hand Made