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Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure Especial Tubed Cigar - Pack of 3

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Description Ref # HO1702

Length: 5 1/2" 
Ring Gauge: 50 
Strength: Light 
Packaging: Pack of 3 Tubed Cigars 

Vitola: Gordito 
Smoking Time: 45 Minutes

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

93 / 100

"...Smoking this cigar is like chewing on a luxurious caramel, as its sweetness is profoundly dense and elegant. Notes of coffee bean and chocolate-covered almonds add to its richness..."


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by Ben on Friday 02 November, 2018
Best cigar in the Hoyo range and my favourite cigar, absolutely gorgeous. If you havent tried one of these sticks ask yourself why, you wont regret it.
by Matthew on Friday 02 March, 2018
Bought this beauty today!! I have ordered online, but I was passing through London today and fancied a stickso visited the shop. What a wonderful place!! The young lady was very helpful, and punched the cigar for me, and even gave me a good slug of whiskey, purely medicinal of course. The cigar toasted like a dream, great mouth feel, and nice light taste. Very fragrant, and subtle right to the end. I didn’t want it to end, but got a good 40 mins out of it as I strolled through a snowy London. This one is top of my list for my next order. Worth every penny, I can still smell it now!!
by Judah on Thursday 22 June, 2017
I bought one of these for a lunchtime smoke. It had been recommended to me by a friend who assured me I'd get through it in about 30-45 minutes. It took me just over 40 minutes to get down to the last inch, If I'd smoked a little more slowly, I think I'd have got nearly an hour out of it. I can honestly say that this really was creamy and went perfectly with an extra strong cappuccino. It got creamier in the 2nd third and then became a bit more sharp in the last third. In my opinion, they go great with a nice cup of coffee. I smoked it outside in a park and the ash held until it was about 1 1/2 inches. I'm definitely getting more of these.
by Jason on Thursday 21 April, 2016
Hmm, what to say, well, very good. Quite floral at first before finding a shallow but satisfying mix of Cedar and leather. Burn was a bit erratic but I think this was down to quite loose packing, maybe a Friday afternoon effort. A nice cigar, didn't make me go wow but not a lot to criticise about it. I got the occasional hint of something special but just not enough of it. Very enjoyable, perhaps another example may get me a bit more effusive. Who knows, that's the joy of cigars.
by MARK on Saturday 22 February, 2014
This cigar was recommended to me yesterday for my "birthday smoke", and I must admit it was wonderful. I have not smoked many cuban's and the ones I have were too strong for me but the Epicure Especial is "just right". No problem with the lighting up, smooth easy draw with even burn and a very pleasant taste. All in all, this is a mild cigar but mild in a cuban is like medium in other cigars I have tried and for me this was perfect. Highly recommended.
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