Basic Information:

Name – Hoyo de Monterrey

Size – Robosto

Wrapper – ​Natural

Tobacco Blend – Cuban

Pricing – $9 – $10

Body – Mild

Construction/Appearance:

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.

Pre-Light:

Aroma – Cedar

Type of Cut – Straight

Cold Draw – Cedar and Hay – Tight.

After Toast:

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.

Suggested Pairing:

Wine – Mulderbosch Rose

Cuban Coffee

Overall Experience:

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.

Ratings:

Cigar Aficionado – Multiple 90+ Ratings

About Hoyo de Monterrey – http://hoyocigars.com/