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



After decades, still my go-to cigar , 9/16/2019
By Richard
I've been smoking cigars for 4 decades and my favorite is the Hoyo Epicure #2. I found this cigar in a Montreal smoke shop over 20 years ago and I fell in love with it. It's been my cigar of choice since then. Great full bodied flavor that morphs into three distinct flavors as the cigar burns through it's stages. My favorite stage is the last. So full of wonderful flavors and NEVER harsh or hot even if smoked down to the bare dog end. Stands up to any cocktail or refreshment of choice too. Give them a try. You'll love them.
Definitely buy this , 8/29/2019
By Anthony
Light to medium bodied, smooth from start to finish! It’s no wonder that this is rated as one of the best robustos.
Follow Up , 12/27/2018
By Stan
My first review was after roughly a month in the humidor. I took a star off. After they have rested another month or two in the humidor, they have really opened up. They have a salty dankness to them that is really spectacular. I understand why they are so well regarded now. Buy some and don't rush them!
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.
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