Where To Find Montecristo Monte Jacopo No. 2 Cigars OnlineThe Montecristo Montes cigars are another solid offering from one of the most recognizable cigar brands in the world. The company has been around since 1935 and its creator, Alonso Menendez, also had a hand in rejuvenating the H. Upmann line. In short, Menendez has been a major figure in the industry for decades, and this blend is another testament to his greatness. While not as complex as some other stogies offered by the brand, it offers a number of modern flavors that today’s smokers are sure to love.

This stick comes with an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper and a pair of binders. One is a Nicaraguan Corojo and the other is a Dominican Olor. The filler consists of several Dominican plants aged and blended by Grupo de Maestros. The Montecristo Montes cigars are available in three vitolas, including Conde (5 1/2 x 48), Monte Monte (6 x 60) and Jacopo No. 2 (6 1/8 x 54). The wrapper is medium brown and has some oils in the paper. It also has a little veining and some slight tooth to it. A double band adorns the stogie. The first features the iconic brand mark in simple brown and white. The second is black red and gold and displays the name of the stogie in stark red lettering. The pre-light aromas consist of earth, cream and a little chocolate.

The first-third of the Montecristo Montes cigars delivers some swirling leather, red pepper, cinnamon and meat flavors
. After an inch or so in, reviewers noted nutmeg and a little cocoa appear on the finish, giving the stogie a powerful savory and sweet combination with the meaty notes. This combination holds for most of the first-third, though the meat and red pepper flavors grow in intensity by the end of the first-third. The leather notes drop out of the profile during the transition into the second-third.

In the second-third of the stogie, the sweet flavors take over
. The meaty notes fade out about halfway through the smoke, leaving the cinnamon, nutmeg, cocoa and red pepper in the mix. The cocoa and nutmeg notes take turns as the dominant flavor, though the red pepper and cinnamon are both noticeable in the background. The finish produces some creamy flavors that give the stogies a nice smooth feel.

During the final third of the Montecristo Montes cigars, the flavor combination holds steady from the second-third for the most part
. The cocoa and nutmeg are still the strongest flavors of the bunch, though the cream moves from the finish to the palate. By the end of the smoke, the cream and cocoa are the dominant flavors.

The Montecristo Montes cigars are medium bodied and medium in strength, though they are close to medium to full by the end. Reviewers really appreciated the burn on this stick, claiming it was one of the sharpest burning stogies they had seen in a while. The draw is also excellent and the stogie produces a lot of pleasant aromatic smoke, but this isn’t a surprise. The brand has been perfecting its craft for decades now and is among the most consistent manufacturers in the industry.

POSTED ON Oct 14, 2017


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