Montecristo - Montecristo No.2
Montecristo No.2 – 15 cigars packed in sets of 3 measuring 6.1 inches by 52.
The Montecristo No 2 is remarkable.
This cigar is an excellent example of how a Habanos should be.
As soon as you smoke this particular Montecristo, you understand Habanos better.
If you pride yourself as a cigar expert, then the Montecristo 2 should not be missing from your collection.
Ring Gauge: 52
The wrapping comes in a beautiful chocolate color that shines very well when exposed to light. The wrapper feels oily, but the cigar is firm, with a nicely done foot.
Before you start.
Beautiful aromas begin to emanate from this cigar as it is still cold. Notes of oak, coffee, and hay can be felt, along with those the taste of coffee, cream, and hay. Overall, a barnyard aroma on the wrapping sums these flavors up.
The build of this No 2 is excellent as the ash does not fall, but remains 3 inches into the cigar. A copious amount of smoke is released as the draw remains a bit firm.
The first section of this cigar reminds you that you are smoking a Montecristo. Immediately, you can pick out cocoa and coffee flavors. These are followed by flavors of cedar and earth, which adds a nice balance. Smoothness can be felt here with some roasted nuts and spicy aromas. These typical Montecristo flavors are shown fully in this cigar, with medium strength. The smoke produced here is velvety and not very generous.
This next third is very similar to the first third, in terms of flavor. Chocolate, espresso, nuts, and cream notes can be tasted here. A light spicy aroma evens everything. Some woodsy flavors are felt as you leave the intermediate third.
The smoke released here is accompanied by some fragrant aromas, from a burn line that remains consistent. Now, the ash takes in a darker gray color as the flavor here becomes stronger than the previous thirds. Some of the former aromas, such as spicy and woody aromas are perceived here until the cigar reaches the nub. The beautiful combination of aromas will not overpower you but blend nicely together.
The Montecristo No 2 is an incredible cigar that would douse its competition any day.
Anywhere from 1hr 30 minutes – 1hr 45 minutes.