Date: October 2013
Author: Cigar Inspector

Montecristo Petit No. 2

UPDATE: Here is our review of the Montecristo Petit No. 2.

Habanos SA presents Montecristo Petit No. 2, a new vitola that enriches the historic Línea Clásica of Montecristo and designed for those who love the brand’s figurados and want to savour the Montecristo flavor in less time.

Montecristo Petit No. 2 will be available in the points of sales around the world in the coming weeks.

Montecristo Petit No.2 single

Montecristo’s exquisite blend of tobaccos has been exclusively produced using selected leaves from Vuelta Abajo zone, (D.O.P) Pinar del Río, Cuba, land of the best tobacco in the world. The original blend of the Línea Clásica, with a medium to full flavour offers a distinguished aroma that continues to captivate both experienced smokers and novices alike.

Montecristo‘s classic range initially only comprised vitolas numbered from 1 to 5, gradually expanding to cater for the varied tastes of Habano lovers.

This is the first addition in the Línea Clásica in many years. Montecristo Petit No.2 (ring gauge 52 x 120 mm in length) is a figurado -tapered at one end- shape in keeping with the brand’s tradition, the classical Montecristo No. 2 being considered one of the references for the figurado category.

Montecristo Petit No. 2 in box

Montecristo Petit No.2 is a vitola designed for those who love the brand’s figurados – tapered at one end- formats can enjoy the Montecristo flavour in less time. Petit No.2 incorporates the new Montecristo band (also shown in the new Double Edmundo recently launched) which being innovative in its design keeps at the same time the classic look of the brand.

Montecristo Petit No.2 will be available in the brand’s classic labelled box of 25 and 10 units, as well as packs of 3 units. The packs will arrive to the markets shortly after the labelled boxes are available.

Montecristo Petit No. 2 Stats

Commercial Name: Montecristo Petit No.2
Factory Name: Petit No.2
Measures: 52 ring gauge (20,64 mm) x 120 mm in length
Presentation: Labelled Box of 25 units / Labelled Box of 10 units (the 3 unit pack will be arriving slightly after 25 and 10’s boxes)

8 thoughts on “Cigar Release: Montecristo Petit No. 2

  1. @Terry
    I don’t see anything wrong with a No. 2 box from 2013 with the new band, as the new band was introduced that very year (2013).

  2. Inspector,
    Would your opinion be the same for a box of No. 2s dated MAR 2013 but with the new band? My source is good, but…

  3. Thanks Inspector…that’s what I thought as well. I was thinking if one sees some MC #2 petites with an old band it might be suspicious.

  4. @Fred
    As far as I know the old band (no-gold fleur-de-lis) was discontinued in 2012. Given that the Petit No. 2 was released in 2013, I’d say it would be surprising to see the old band on it. All the ones I personally smoked had the new band.

  5. I know this is an old thread but maybe I’ll get a response. Do the MC #2 petites all have the ring with the gold fleur-de-lis? I read somewhere that when they came out they would have the new ring and was wondering if someone has the old rings (no gold) on a petite would it be questionable?

  6. I do not understand the tendence of many cuban brands in the last years to produce cigars larger and shorter respect the traditional vitolas. So you can see short piramides, larger robustos and other vitolas with a ring gauge too big respect lenght (personal opinion). Maybe the busy way of life of this period don’t permit to cigar smokers to spend a good timing for smoking. Infact traditional vitolas like dalias or cervantes (lonsdales) for an example are not appreciate like in the past. I think that a large short cigar don’t give the same pleasure of a more equilibrate one. The smoke is too much in a short time, too warm and these cigars can not have complexity of taste, flavour and strenght that have traditional sizes. A cigar of 12-14 cm should not have a ring gauge larger than 48-50 and if you think that churchills have a ring gauge of 47 for 7 inches of lenght and a rich often complete variabilty of organolectic characters you could understand my opinion. An expert smoker would have, I think, more than 20 minutes of full smoke or for a short smoking choice a little cigar that often give in smaller scale the same sensations of a bigger one. Try to smoke an Esplendidos or a Lusitania and a Cohiba Siglo I or a Partagas Short and verify my thougt.

  7. Alright, now you all know what to get me for Christmas. 🙂

  8. Can’t wait. The regular 2s at $250 a box. I wonder how much the shorties will cost (under 5 inches). I like that they don’t mess with the packaging.

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