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Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure No. 2 Cigar - Cabinet of 50

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Description Ref # HO1101

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

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!

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by Peadar on Friday 23 August, 2019
When you get a good one this is as good a cigar experience as you could care to have. A very fine 30-45 minutes of sheer pleasure with flavour that never gets too hot or harsh however hard you draw. However as other reviewers have stated you have accept the fact that there is a chance that your cigar might be plugged. Personally i have found that about one in five are hard to draw and have lighting issues. Usually these are resolved to some degree by rolling the cigar in your hands to loosen it up a bit. When you get a good one however there are few things finer. This is a cigar which I do not find the need to pair with any drink as the flavours on their own are wonderful enough.
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by Deryk on Wednesday 14 August, 2019
As a newbie this hit all the right spots - especially pleased as my first Hoyo experience I did not enjoy
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by Calum on Saturday 24 November, 2018
ordered this and a bolivar started lighting and the cigar wouldnt keep its light for more than a minute since im fairly new to this i asked to be sent aged cigars which this one wasnt after the cigar was ruined i decided to take it apart and see what was going on not only was it bone dry but almost every leaf i unravelled had huge veins ruining through them completely unsmokeable
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by biresh on Sunday 02 September, 2018
I finished this stick just under an hour. The construction and draw is excellent. Creamy, sweet and woody. A fantastic morning smoke. I will be buying more of no2.
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by Adam on Friday 13 July, 2018
Nothing more to say than what has been said already its a quality stick . The one Im smoking was a gift from a friend which I saved until now. Smoking it on the balcony in Crete in with a Metaxa and a sea breeze. Perfect.
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