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Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure No. 2 Cigar - 1 Single

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Description Ref # HO1102

Length: 4 7/8"
Ring Gauge: 50 
Strength: Light
Packaging: 1 Single Cigar 

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 Steve on Sunday 24 February, 2013
Very let down. Didn't burn well and had a very hard draw. Felt like I was sucking for England but getting nowhere. Have another 3 of these in my humidor Only hope they are better than this one !!!
by Peter on Thursday 14 February, 2013
Happy Valentines Day to all especially any lady herfers out there, the Epi 2 must rank in the top 3 Robusto cigars in the world together with the D4 and Wide Churchill they set the standard that other Robusto's espire to, the Epi 2 is very well built with double banding the draw and burn are just right the first third is quite mild in strength then building up with lovely fruity tastes the last third is fruity and spicy with a lovely aroma, suitable for all levels from the new starter to the Aficionado worthy of a place in your humidor.
by Richard on Monday 03 May, 2010
My favorite smoke. Easy draw, even burn. Medium flavour, with masses of creamy smoke. Paradise. Richard Surrey.
by ArchivedCgarsReviews on Saturday 27 October, 2007
I have enjoyed this fine cigar for many years and now reading this weekends supplements find it is also the favourite of Sir Terence Conran. As the story goes he smokes 4 per day - I wish I had the time (and money) to do the same. Great Cigar for anytime of the day or night. written by Graeme Walters
by ArchivedCgarsReviews on Saturday 27 October, 2007
I like many of the reviews of the La Hoya de Monterray Epicure 2 - this must be one of the best cigars on the market. However, I have one problem that I get occassionally. When lit, the cigar quickly burns down the centre of the cigar, not lighting the outside of the cigar at all. The taste is unlike an Epicure 2 and the best is to dump the cigar and light another. Generally an excellent cigar. written by Keith Wishart
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