Cigar Review: Montecristo Edmundo

Basic Information:

Name – Montecristo Edmundo

Producer – Montecristo Cuban Cigars – Habanos SA

Size – Robusto

Wrapper – Cuban

Tobacco Blend – Cuban

Pricing – $14.00

Body – Mild

Construction/Appearance:

The stick is light brown almost tan in color. Virtually no visible seams and a few veins. This cigar is finished with a triple cap.

Pre-Light:

Aroma – Cedar and Natural Tobacco

Type of Cut – Straight

Cold Draw – Cedar

After Toast:

First Third – ​A mild cedar and natural sweet tobacco carry from the nose to the palate. A zingy fruit note is sensed, similar to fruity pebbles cereal. First time I tasted that, I thought maybe a fluke, but a few draws after it still maintained the fruity flavor. Few minutes in, a wood like note is revealed. This has been a real mild smoking experience thus far.

Second Third – Beginning the second third some spice notes and vanilla mix in with cedar here. The cigar stayed in the mild range with good flavor. The nuance of light coffee notes show themselves in this third.

Final Third – This third brings out the final transition of floral notes that are almost perfume-like. The cigar body remained mild to medium.

Suggested Pairing:

Bourbon – Bulleit

Wine – Jean Bouchard Chablis

Overall Experience:

In conclusion we thought this Montecristo Edmundo was a nice and light smoking experience. It had a lot of good yet mild flavors swirling around the entire experience. I think for those looking to get into Montecristo Cuban Cigars this would be a perfect entry point. Good luck finding them!

Ratings:

Cigar Aficionado – 89pts.

About Montecristo Cuban Cigars Habanos SA – http://www.habanos.com/en/ 

Montecristo  is the name of two brands of premium and very expensive cigars and cigarillos one produced in Cuba for Habanos SA, the Cuban state-ownedtobacco company, and the other produced in La Romana (Dominican Republic) for the Franco-Spanish tobacco conglomerate Altadis SA, a division of Imperial Tobacco.

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