Montecristo Double Corona (Dominican)

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    Montecristo Double Corona

    Origin : Dominican RepublicMontecristo
    Format : Double Corona
    Size : 156 x 20 mm
    Ring : 50
    Weight : N/A
    Price : ~$7/each

    My uncle brought me the Montecristo Double Coronas from the US (thank you!); I thought it would be nice to compare these cigars with their Cuban brothers. Read on.

    Appearance : [rating:5/5]
    You will agree with me that it can be admired. The wrapper looks impeccable and the band, although slightly different from the Cuban one I am used to, is neat and accurate.

    Montecristo Double Corona

    Construction : [rating:3.5/5]
    Before lighting, I thought it was perfect. No soft spots, very well rolled and correct pre-draw. However, the burn was uneven in the first half and, more importantly, a small crack in the wrapper appeared near the end (visible on this picture).

    Montecristo Double Corona

    Flavor : [rating:4/5]
    The flavors were very mild, different from Cuban Montecristo blends. On the other hand, this was still some highest quality tobacco – you feel it from the very beginning. Instead of spicy notes, the Double Corona offered me very creamy and soft vanilla flavors in the first half, the second half being mainly cedar and dry wood.

    Montecristo Double Corona

    Value : [rating:4/5]
    This stogie doesn’t match the Cuban Montecristo, but it also costs way less! I’d say that the price tag is perfectly correct.

    Montecristo Double Corona

    Overall Rating : [rating:overall/5]
    It was a very interesting comparison. Although, as I have already said, the Dominican Montecristo Double Corona is not at all similar to the Cuban versions, it is a perfectly enjoyable smoke.

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    • jnlollar

      Yes, i thought something was with the wrapper. I picked up two of these today. one to smoke now and one to put up. Anyway i opened one and gave it a squeeze and it felt nice and fresh. I lit it up and about 4 good puffs into it the wrapper cracked almost all the way around. dead center.
      I dont really have any complaints. It smoked nice, burned even, and its tasty. For the money its worth it.

    • miket156

      As of 2/7/2011, te price is $90 for a barrel of 20 Monticristo 6 1/4″ x 50 size.

    • migoluch has barrels of 20 Montecristo Double Coronas for $95. That’s the cheapest I’ve seen!

    • TriMarkC

      I thought I just had a bad batch or my humidor was off, when the 3-fer I bought of these Montecristos all cracked as I was smoking them. So at least I’m glad to learn that these are delicate wrappers – beautiful cigars, too!

    • Saint Jimbob

      The wrapper leaf on these are just really fragile, which is a pain when you pay good money only to have a cigar start disintegrating while you smoke it. Better Dominicans can be had in Davidoff, Avo, and Arturo Fuente.

    • Jason T

      I still have one of these I’ve been saving for a couple of years. They are very good smokes, but with age they are exceptional smokes.

    • CubanKing55

      UNTIL Cuba is “FREE”, I ONLY Smoke “Dominican, Montecristo Double Corona Cigars”! It is QUITE TRUE that the WRAPPER Often CRACKS, However, the DRAW is PERFECT and the TASTE is MILD and EXQUISITE! It is an EXCELLENT Cigar for the MONEY!
      Mario A. Rodriguez-Silva M.D.

    • Stephen Keen

      Having smoked only a few of the better brands of Cuban cigars, I would have to agree. Although, the one of these that I smoked didn’t crack. I felt as if it might as it seemed a little dry to the touch. For the most part, a pretty good smoke, but nothing to spend your whole paycheck on.

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Cigar Region Dominican Republic
Filler Dominican
Wrapper USA Connecticut Shade
Binder Piloto Cubano
Length 6 1/4
Ring Gauge 50
Vitola Toro
Construction Hand Made