The Montecristo name comes from the hero of Alexandre Dumas’ famous novel ‘The Count of Montecristo’, which was a firm favourite when read by the Lector to the Torcedores (cigar makers) at the factory where it was founded in 1935. Montecristo is the best known and probably the most appreciated brand of Habanos throughout the world. It forms the benchmark for many Habanos smokers against which other brands are judged. Two lines make this brand pretentious, the classic line with letters and number vitolas, enriched with the addition of the Edmundo line in 2004, in recognition of the trend for heavy gauge sizes, 2009 saw the introduction of a new Series, Montecristo Open, blended to a lighter flavour than other sizes in Montecristo’s range and aimed at a new generation of smokers, who enjoy the pleasures of outdoor pursuits.
A classic cigar, many times getting great ratings, it is an expression of sweet spices, cinnamon and nutmeg notes, with tangy wood. Citrus touch is frequently enjoyed in the hour of smoking time.
Length: 165mm (6-1/2")
Ring Gauge: 52 (21mm)
Strength: Medium to Full
Rating: 91 to 93 points CA.
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