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Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure No. 1 Cigar - Cabinet of 25

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Description Ref # HO1000

Length: 5 5/8"
Ring Gauge: 46 
Strength: Light
Packaging: Cabinet of 25 Cigars 

Vitola: Coronas Gordas
Smoking Time: 35 - 45 Minutes 
Other Cigars in this Vitola:
Cohiba Siglo IV
Romeo y Julieta Exhibition No. 3
H. Upmann Magnum 46
Punch Punch
Juan Lopez Seleccion No. 1

Hoyo de Monterrey owes its origin to the town of San Juan y Martinez, which lies at the heart of the Vuelta Abajo zone. Here the Hoyo de Monterrey plantation, one of the great Vegas de Primera, can be reached through a gate on the town's main square inscribed "Hoyo de Monterrey. Jose Gener. 1960."

"Hoyo" literally means "hole" and in this case describes the low-lying position of the plantation on the fertile banks of San Juan y Martinez river.  Jose Gener, a Spaniard from Tarragona, first used the name of his vega on a brand of Habanos in 1865. 

The flavour of Hoyo de Monterrey's blend makes it an attractive choice for those who seek a delicate yet aromatic Habano that is lighter to the taste but with great elegance and complexity. 

Hoyo de Monterrey was the first brand to introduce a Petit Robusto in 2005, the 50 ring gauge size with a shorter length to suit those who like thicker formats, but do not always have the time to enjoy them.

Tasting Notes

This is a medium bodied cigar, it has an even burn with a very nice draw. It also has lots of earthly flavors, like hazelnut and coffee. A wonderful afternoon smoke.

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91 / 100

"...Initial puffs of this tawny-coloured cigar are nutty and floral with clear notes of baking spices. The smoke becomes salty before showing its caramel sweetness..."

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by ArchivedCgarsReviews on Saturday 27 October, 2007
Oooh yes, this is now one of my top 3. Very well rolled, looks good enough to eat, unlit aroma of sweet, floral tobacco. Lit the flavours ooze out, starting off mild (for a Havana) then eases its way to a firm medium flavour and body. Floral, cocoa, vanilla, very complex and delicious. Very creamy and smooth, unlike the Epicure 2 which is much spicier. Personally I prefer it over the Epi 2. written by A. Dyer
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by ArchivedCgarsReviews on Saturday 27 October, 2007
This is a nice size cigar with a great wrapper. Very complex with a lot of leather, chocolate and earthy undertones. It will fill the room with a heavy aroma that is very nice. The burn is good all the way through and the ash a grayish black in color. I never had to relight the cigar through the whole smoke. These are a very nice smoke any time of day and very creamy. written by Roy
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by ArchivedCgarsReviews on Saturday 27 October, 2007
Despite minor construction flaws, an absolute delight to smoke. Very complex, full bodied, even burn/draw. Fantastic spice and cocoa, with a finish you much experience. One of the very best. written by Michael
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by ArchivedCgarsReviews on Saturday 27 October, 2007
One of the best drawing Cubans I have ever had. Starts out with lots of smoke and light flavor of honey. Grows into some leathery flavor mid way and finishes slightly spicey with some almond hints. Darn near burned my finger tips trying to smoke all of it. A truly superb smoke! written by Kizersoesa
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by ArchivedCgarsReviews on Saturday 27 October, 2007
Its well-rounded, chocolatey flavour is the first thing I noticed in this Corona. Thankfully, it was kept alive all along by an excellent burn and reasonably easy draw for this size. A definitely medium strength to me with mentionable complexity. And no, no harsheness here. written by Mihai
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