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Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure No. 2 Cigar - Cabinet of 25

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Description Ref # HO1100

Length: 4 7/8"
Ring Gauge: 50 
Strength: Light
Packaging: Cabinet of 25 Cigars 

Vitola: Robusto
Smoking Time: 45 Minutes
Other Cigars in this Vitola:
Partagas Serie D No. 4
Ramon Allones Specially Selected
Cohiba Robusto
Romeo y Julieta Short Churchill
Bolivar Royal Corona
Juan Lopez Seleccion No. 2
Montecristo Linea 1935 Dumas
Montecristo Open Master

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

It lacks the strength of the Cohibas, but it is superior to the Upmanns. Mild flavours at first, blended nicely into a complex finish. Excellent smoke!


92 / 100

"...Floral and nutty, this well-made cigar also shows notes of leather and toasted almond before a sweet, honeyed finish. Elegant and balanced..."


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by Daniel on Saturday 21 March, 2015
A very mild, easy smoke from start to finish. Slight taste of coffee in the second third, last third add a bit of pepper into the mix. Paired nicely with a few measures of Jura.
by Peter on Monday 22 April, 2013
For Simon, I think you will find this Robusto cigar may fit your requirements, 50RG suburb looking with the double banding, a good draw and medium strength with notes of fruit and spice through out, I would also recommend the Romeo y Julieta Wide Churchill 55RG a very decadent looking cigar with a suburb draw again medium strength with notes of caramel, fruit and spice both are truly outstanding cigars.
by Peter on Monday 25 February, 2013
A Tight draw is a consequence of the individual cigar roller and not the cigar it's self, any hand made cigar whether Cuban or Non Cuban can have a tight draw especially if the roller is inexperienced and the sad fact is that buying several single cigars especially at the same time will usually come from the same box and same roller so every body takes the same risk and the only indication your cigar may have a hard draw is feeling hard spots or knots especially around the band and cap area. HOW TO DEAL WITH A PLUGGED HARD TO DRAW CIGAR, When the cigar wrapper is applied starting at the foot and ending at the cap the wrapper is twisted like an old fashioned sweet wrapper, cut then pushed into the end to form a flat surface for the cap to be applied, if too much of twisted wrapper is pushed into the head of the cigar it can become plugged, SO HOW TO REDUCE / ELIMINATE HARD DRAW (1) Try rolling the head and band area between your thumb and four finger for about 30 seconds this may loosen the the plugged tobacco (2)Cut the cigar again further down the cap but above the cap rim (3)If (1) or (2) don't work get a needle (I use a terry nappy safety pin) and gently penetrate several holes to about 3/4 the length of the needle in the head parallel with the cigar. MAKE SURE YOUR CIGAR CUTTER IS SHARP so that it cuts the tobacco and not compresses it and KEEP YOUR CIGARS AT BETWEEN 65 to 70% HUMIDITY IN YOUR HUMIDOR.
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