Hoyo Epicure No.2 Tubos - 15 cigars (packs of 3) [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 Tubos – 15 cigars – come in packs of 3 in aluminum tubes with Habanos Packing Code D-C-C/P-3-n-15
Length: 124 mm
Diameter: 19.84 mm
Ring gauge: 50
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.
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.
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.
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 Epicure No 2 gets sweeter as you smoke though the second third, with flavors of leather, honey and cocoa, and a long creamy finish – definitely its sweet spot!
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.
45 - 90 Minutes
|Brand||Hoyo de Monterrey|
|Length||4.9 inches (124mm)|
|Strength||Light - Medium|
The Best of the Hoyos
- My favorite amongst all Hoyos. Well constructed, great draw, even burning, great ash and a taste of sweet and creamy mix. It sure helps to have Ken and Mary right there every step of the way to make sure you receive your order and are happy with the purchase!
- I have ordered two boxes of HDM #2's (25ct) from Cigar Terminal and have been highly impressed with the quality of the cigars, freshness, speed of shipping and overall customer service here at CT. It looks like the 25 count cab is sold out! and for good reason! CT provides top notch cigars at fantastic prices with unbeatable customer service from Mary & Ken. Let these cigars sit in the humidor for a little bit then you will ENJOY one of the best Cuban cigars in the world that should be in every aficionado's humidor! You can't go wrong with HDM #2's, a very enjoyable smoking experience with great, aromatic flavors as well!
I purchased this cigar about 5 months ago and it's taken serious will power to not smoke them all right away.
This cigar is mild to me yet bold enought to make a statement.
My buddy will be having a baby so this cigar will soon be popular.