Date: November 2018
Author: Inspector Z

If you have never heard about the Montesino cigars, that’s fine. It’s an old brand and very below the radar since the cigar boom. But it’s a high-quality brand, made at Tabacalera Fuente y Cia on the Dominican Republic. Actually, it’s one of the first brands that Fuente produced when they opened the factory in the Dominican Republic.

The Fuente distributor for Europe is Meerafpel. They also grow most of the Cameroon tobacco in Africa and have huge warehouses in Belgium for both raw tobacco and for cigars. While moving to a new facility and closing down an old warehouse three ‘lost’ pallets full of old cigars were found. Stored for nearly two decades in perfect condition and Dutch Fuente distributor Sasja van Horssen jumped on the opportunity, he bought everything the Meerapfels had. Old Montesino, old Flor del Caribe, old La Hoja Tribal and much more. And he’s slowly introducing them to the Dutch market, brand by brand, starting with Montesino

a box of 1998 Montesino Belicoso Magnum

Since it’s all vintage, it’s a one time opportunity to find these aged Fuente made cigars. Once they are gone, they are gone. And even though they are between 18 to 21 years of age, the cigars are very reasonably priced.

We got our hands on the prices, here they are:
Montesino Robusto 1998 €200 for a box of 25
Montesino Super Belicoso 1998 €250 for a box of 25
Montesino Super Belicoso 1999 €100 for a box of 10
Montesino Toro 1999 €225 for a box of 25
Montesino Toro 1999 €90 for a box of 10
Montesino Belicoso Magnum 1998 €200 for a box of 25
Montesino Belicoso Magnum 1999 €80 for a box of 10
Montesino Gran Corona 2000 €200 for a box of 25

And no, you don’t have to travel to The Netherlands to be able to purchase the cigars. Van Horssen owns three shops, just get in touch with Van Dalen Cigars in Rotterdam or Van Dalen Cigars in Den Bosch, and they will ship.

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