Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure No.2 SLB - 25 cigars

Hoyo de Monterrey 80016

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$199.00

Quick Overview

The Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure No.2 is among the top 3 of Habanos Robustos, 4’9” (143mm) long, of 50 ring gauge, and comes in a 25 cigars box.

Hoyo Epicure No.2 SLB - 25 cigars

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Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure No.2 SLB - 25 cigars [4.9 x 50]

The Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure No. 2 is one of the best examples of a robusto and probably in the top five of all brands robustos.

  • • Milder than the Cohibas, but it a cut above the Upmanns.
  • • A great Habano from Hoyo de Monterrey that should not be missing from the humidor of the true aficionado.

It is creamy and smooth yet it is robust. The aromas of tobacco are strong but the tastes of cocoa, cinnamon and dried berries make it a complex cigar.

Presentation

Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure No. 2– 25 cigars comes in a sliding lid box (SLB) with Habanos Packing Code SLB-UW-GPSR-M-n-25

Dimensions:

Length: 124mm

Diameter: 19.85mm

Ring Gauge: 50

Shape:  Robusto

Appearance:

The Epicure No 2 has a reddish brown wrapper much like cinnamon with a few very light veins. It is smooth to touch and a little oily. It is shiny in the light. It is nice and spongy. 

Smoking Notes:

Before lighting up

Strong aromas of earth are present on the foot. The pre-light draw is easy and smooth with a touch of cinnamon.

Burn/ Draw

The cigar has a nice easy draw from the very beginning, that remains consistent all the way through, and produces clouds of smoke. The burn is even, where the burn gets slower and the flavor smokier. The ash reaches almost 2 inches in length.

Initial third:

The Epicure No. 2 starts with a strong shot of tobacco combined with deep flavors of moist soil and lots of spices. After few puffs on the cigar, the cigar becomes smoother and the flavors settle. The spiciness is gone, being replaced by dried fruits and sweet floral flavors, still trailing the earthy profile of the cigar. The spiciness is gone, being replaced by dried fruits and sweet floral flavors, still trailing the earthy profile of the cigar.

Middle third:

The Epicure No 2 gets sweeter as you smoke through the second third, with flavors of leather, honey and cocoa, and a long creamy finish – definitely its sweet spot!

Final third:

The final third turns to a fuller body with the sweetness of caramelized sugar with hints of tobacco and leather in a creamy context.

In summary, this cigar is full in abundance in a well-constructed, even-burning, good-drawing smoke. It has loads of smoke and plenty of taste.

Smoking time:

45 - 90 Minutes

Additional Information

Brand Hoyo de Monterrey
Box of 25
Length 4.9 inches (124mm)
Ring Gauge 50
Factory Shape Robusto
Strength Light - Medium
Packing Code SLB-UW-GPSR-M-n-25

Recommendations

Reviews

A true delight to any aficionado! , 11/23/2017
By Hydro
What can I say? This is one of the most consistent, sweet, and enjoyable cigars to smoke. Construction, burn, draw and flavor are almost always spot on. I always smoke one right out of the box to get an indication of what's in store for the box date in hand and have never been disappointed. The only difference being the depth of flavor they develop as they sit aging in my humidor. I try to always have one to smoke and drool in anticipation of lighting up. A nice medium bodied smoke to enjoy anytime, but I prefer not to be distracted so I can savor the creamy deliciousness it offers time, and time again!
Smooth Smoke , 9/26/2017
By Juan Capistrano
ETU Jun 16 box. If you like a smooth mild-medium strength cigar with muted flavors, then this is your cigar. Mild tobacco, grass with occasional berry notes are a no doubt a great combination.

I also find the draw consistently a bit too loose/open for my taste. After smoking a few I decided it was a punch cut cigar for me. It definitely slowed the burn a bit and ramped up the flavors and strength in the 2nd and final 3rd. I usually grab a RASS, CoRo or RYJ Short Churchill over this stick. Hoping resting these will improve them.
Good Cigar Overall , 9/1/2017
By Brian
This is a good cigar overall. I just recently purchased this cigar in the last month or so, and have enjoyed each one. If you're comparing this to the Partagas No. 4, I would choose the Partagas over this one.
Wonderful Cigar , 7/21/2017
By Mark
Draw and burn are awesome on this cigar. The flavors are on the medium side. This now one of my 2 favorite cigars, the other being the Partagas Series D No 4.

The box is from 2016 so I will try to age it for another year or two. It's going to be difficult to let these sit in the humi, will be an exercise in self control.
One of my Favorites , 5/25/2017
By Bill
Great size for any occasion. One of my favorites.
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