Name – Hoyo de Monterrey
Size – Robosto
Wrapper – Natural
Tobacco Blend – Cuban
Pricing – $9 – $10
Body – Mild
Band is white and red with gold tip and white font.
The cigar is light tan with minimal veins and seams. Pretty solid build, definitely some rock-hard points. The cigar is double capped.
Aroma – Cedar
Type of Cut – Straight
Cold Draw – Cedar and Hay – Tight.
First third – Light coffee, vanilla and floral notes to begin this stick. Few minutes in a light cinnamon note rushes to the palate then builds to become the primary flavor. Taste like Cinnamon Toast Crunch. Draw is really tight. Burn was canoeing a bit and required a touch up. Ash is light gray.
Second Third – Cinnamon and vanilla flavors carry over into this third. Slight peppery notes come into play at the half way point, but it’s a real gentle pepper. Subtle herbal notes enter the equation intermittently as well. Extremely mild cigar. Burn is wavy. Ash fell off at the 2.5-inch mark.
Final Third – Same flavor profile begins this third with the cinnamon and vanilla, but a light earthy component enters the mix. Burn remained wavy.
Wine – Mulderbosch Rose
Overall, this was a mellow cigar with nice consistent flavors. This is definitely a slow riser leisurely morning stick with coffee or espresso. I wouldn’t light this up on a night where I need something to help me decompress, if that’s what you’re going for this cigar is not it.
Cigar Aficionado – Multiple 90+ Ratings
About Hoyo de Monterrey – http://hoyocigars.com/
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