Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure Especial SLB - 25 cigars

Hoyo de Monterrey 80009

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Quick Overview

The Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure Especial is a powerful and complex Robusto Extra, 5.6” (141mm) long, of 50 ring gauge, and comes in a 25 cigars box.

Hoyo Epicure Especial SLB - 25 cigars

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Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure Especial SLB - 25 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 SLB – 25 cigars comes in a Sliding Lid Box (SLB) of cedar with Habanos Packing Code SLB-UW-GPSR-M-n-25


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 25
Length 5.6 inches (141 mm)
Ring Gauge 50
Shape Robusto Extra
Strength Medium - Full
Packing Code SLB-UW-GPSR-M-n-25


Favorite epicure , 11/1/2020
By Coach
Bigger is better. I have always been a fan of the #2. But this is my favorite Epi. Same rich profile, great on light up and a finish that keeps you coming back. Hide these for 2 months and its worth the wait.
A Perfect Stick , 2/11/2020
By Nathan
One of my go to orders from CT. Always arrive in pristine condition and relatively fast. About two weeks to Michigan.

A little darker and more flavor profiles than the Epicure 2. Burn is sharp and slow. Nice medium to full body stick, with that true Cuban flavor.
Nice stick , 2/23/2017
By Anthony
I waited about a month to smoke one of these--it was a perfect smoke for the price. The value was there for a medium bodied stick. Great burn, great aroma, great draw, and great flavor. I don't give a 5 rating for many sticks simply because what would you give a legit Behike? I also don't give ALL attractive women 10's--buy a box--worth every penny.
Full flavor , 7/21/2016
By Kirk
Full flavored cigar with a bit of a woody taste to it. I actually enjoy this as my "after dinner" smoke with a little Wiskey.
First HDM , 3/26/2016
By Michael
This was my very first HDM ever and took this off the advice of James Suckling and boy was he right a great Saturday afternoon racetrack cigar with hints of cinnamon and spice and milder than I thought they would be cant wait to get some age on these as they can only get better with age
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