Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure No.2 SLB - 25 cigars

Hoyo de Monterrey 80016

Availability: In stock


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.


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


Length: 124mm

Diameter: 19.85mm

Ring Gauge: 50

Shape:  Robusto


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



My go to stick , 11/17/2018
By Michael
A must have in your collection, perfect burn, smooth yet exciting flavor
Great Smoke , 11/5/2018
By Stan
I have really enjoyed this cigar, while it is offered at the same price point as the Partagas Serie Ds No4, I would rate it one step below the Partagas. I think it may benefit from a little time in the humidor, and I may just prefer the Partagas flavor profile.
This may have a little less smoke and spice and a little more" toast" to it than the Partagas.
Two thumbs up on the shipping and communication from Cigar Terminal, they arrived in less than a week.
Rock Solid Cigar , 10/16/2018
By Bob
Been smoking these for several years - perfect construction. Really versatile - not to powerful for breakfast cigar but enough horsepower for after dinner. AMAZING SERVICE FROM CIGAR TERMINAL
My first order! , 9/1/2018
By Danny
My first order from Cigar Terminal arrived in 10 days from ordering so I was very impressed! Received a box of Hoyo De Monterey Epicure No 2 and a box of Romeo y Julieta Wide Churchills. I looked at 3 sites. One could not process my card. The 2nd site I ordered from I am still waiting over 27 days. Both boxes were wrapped in plastic. The serial numbers were scratched off, do not know why. I am not an expert but they look and smelled awesome. I was told to keep them in my humidor for two weeks. I like the referral point system and shared it with my friends. I will look forward to smoking them and may add another review. So far I am very happy and recommend CT, bueno!
Great cigar , 8/28/2018
By Geo
Lightly packed but nice draw with awesome flavours of nuts cream and sweet cedar..a true Cuban classic
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