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Montecristo Especial Cigar - 1 Single

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Description Ref # MO0800

Length: 7 1/2" 
Ring Gauge: 38 
Strength: Medium to Full
 1 Single Cigar

Vitola: Lancero
Smoking Time: 1 hour
Other Cigars in this Vitola: Cohiba Lancero

Montecristo is the best known and probably most appreciated brand of Habanos throughout the world. It forms the benchmark for many Habanos smokers against which other brands are judged. 

The name comes from the hero of Alexandre Dumas' famous novel 'The Count of Montecristo,' which was a firm favourite when read by the Lector to the Torcedores (cigar makers) at the factory where it was founded in 1935. 

The original Montecristo range of sizes was composed of a narrow assortment numbered from 1 to 5. Today it consists of a wide variety of vitolas to cover every level of the cigar enthusiast's needs. 

Montecristo's perfectly balanced blends are created exclusively with selected filler and binder leaves from the Vuelta Abajo zone, home of the finest tobaccos in the world. 

Tasting Notes

The pre-lit aroma of this cigar was somewhat earthy and the when the lit the draw was perfect; exactly how a cigar should be. The sweet/spicy taste developed into sweet, vanilla pod flavours. A truly flawless cigar.


90 / 100

"...A rustic-looking panetela with a notably firm draw. It's a rich and nutty smoke with a toasted undertone and hints of coffee bean..."


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by David on Monday 06 April, 2020
Lanceros are getting popular again more and more again and this is not an exception. Great colder experience montecristo cigar. Smooth, earthy, leathery and coffee notes. David - C.Gars Ltd Cigar Ambassador
by Max on Tuesday 24 July, 2012
I'm not a huge fan of Monticristo's and these didn't do anything for that opinion. The ash only held for less than half an inch and fell on me at least 3 times. The draw was very hard and the taste is nowhere near that of a Cohiba siglo IV which is a similar size cigar. Rather disappointed for the price of this cigar. It's looks mighty classy though.
by ArchivedCgarsReviews on Saturday 03 November, 2007
Im not a fan of smaller ring gauges but, Ill make an exception in this case. The wrapper was silky and smooth. The draw was excellent with a good volume of smoke. There are hints of cedar, chocolate, spice, and leather. The finish was long and very pleasent. written by Michael
by ArchivedCgarsReviews on Saturday 03 November, 2007
The especial was a perfect cigar in construction and in flavour.This size is Fidel Castros most favourable size though he smokes the Cohiba brand.This cigars started mellow at the first but got stronger as I smoked it.This is a great cigar to smoke during daytime. written by Tarkan Nevzat GBR
by ArchivedCgarsReviews on Saturday 03 November, 2007
Due to its length, this feels more like full flavour. Its dark wrapper works a treat and its leathery flavour is full and consistent. Draws easily and burns well. For the true fan. written by Mihai
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