Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure Especial - 10 cigars

Hoyo de Monterrey 80008

Availability: In stock


Quick Overview

The Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure Especial is a rich and creamy medium-full Gordito, 5.6” (141mm) long, of 50 ring gauge, and comes in a 10 cigars box.

Hoyo Epicure Especial - 10 cigars

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Hoyo Epicure Especial - 10 cigars [5.6" x 50]

The Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure Especial is a medium to full flavored cigar but medium in body and very smooth with touches of spice.

  • • Epicure Especial is the flagship of the Epicure Line, which includes the Epicure No.1 and No.2 that have made these sizes the leading products of the Hoyo de Monterrey brand.
  • • The communication codes will also be common, since they will all have the same second ring with the name of each commercial size printed on it.

The flavors are not typical Hoyo, however you can still tell it is Hoyo; rich, dark flavors of espresso, woods, vanilla, cocoa and hints of floral tobacco, very refined and extremely well balanced.


Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure Especial – 10 cigars comes in a Sliding Lid Box (SLB) of cedar with Habanos Packing Code SLB-UW-GPSR-M-n-10


Length: 141mm

Diameter: 19.84mm

Ring Gauge: 50

Shape: Gordito


The cigar has a beautiful triple cap. The wrapper is very light and silky, similar to a Connecticut Shade and has wonderful aromas of caramel, honey and leather. You also pick up a slight bit of cinnamon in the aroma but it is a mild spice. Oily and soft to the touch, the russet-colored wrapper gives off pre-light aromas of sweet hay and coffee.

Smoking Notes:

Before lighting up

Strong aromas of earth are present on the foot. The pre-light draw is good.

Burn/ Draw

This cigar burns evenly with an easy draw.

Initial third:

The cigar begins by showing a lot of earth but with a nice smoky cedar and a creamy presence as well. Also present is dark honey. The cigar is very mild in body. There is some cardamom and cumin present.

Middle third:

As the cigar progresses into the second third it takes on some floral notes along with leather, but also picks up the honey and cream that was present in the first third.

Final third:

In the final third the cigar becomes much richer with wonderful notes of chocolate and cinnamon, but it still shows mostly oak, cedar and floral flavors to it. The cigar ends medium in body. 

A surprisingly mild smoke considering the oily wrapper with perfect construction, burn and draw.

Smoking time:

45 - 90 Minutes

Additional Information

Brand Hoyo de Monterrey
Box of 10
Length 5.6 inches (141 mm)
Ring Gauge 50
Factory Shape Gordito
Strength Medium - Full
Packing Code SLB-UW-GPSR-M-n-10



Highly recommended- Great Hoyo , 10/25/2018
By Philip
Absolutely love this cigar. Right out of the box, flavor and construction was perfect. Nice balance of strength, smooth draw and complex tasty flavor. In the same pedigree of Hoyo 2 but better. Will only improve with age.
Favorite , 12/7/2017
By Thomas
This is my favorite Cuban cigar. It is on the lighter side with good flavor and classic taste.
Update to my 10/2/17 Review , 12/2/2017
By Robert
Well, after 4-6 weeks in the humidor, I must retract my prior review and say these are outstanding.

I think I smoked a couple within a few days of arriving, and I am learning not to do that. But I wrote the review when they had not had a chance to breathe in the humidor, and that wasn't fair.

Now they are smoking great and I want to order more. I see they are sold out LOL! Joke's on me this time, I guess. I'll be ordering more when they restock.

Thank you Cigar Terminal for all of the great cigars you bring us!
Good for a beginner , 10/2/2017
By Robert
Nice smoke but very mild. Occasional hints of flavor but not enough to merit a top rating. Construction is fine and it does burn evenly. But for me it's all about the flavor, and this cigar doesn't have it.
Sweet and complex , 2/27/2016
By Santi
Love the Hoyo trademark flavors and this Especial doesn't disappoint providing a consistent and complex smoke with tasty fruity and woody notes.
I want more.
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