Montecristo 520 Limited Edition 2012 - 10 cigars [6.1 x 55]
This aged tobacco is classic Montecristo with creamy, mild but spicy flavors.
- • It has lots of pepper and spice to tickle the palate
- • There is creaminess and an earthy flavor
Although the tobacco is already aged, some additional humidor time will benefit these cigars greatly.
The Montecristo 520 LE comes in a cedar box with Habanos Packing Code CB-UW-n-10-n-10
Ring Gauge: 55
Shape: Maravilla No. 3
The 520 has a smooth and shiny wrapper, which has minimal veins. The bunch is firm and consistent throughout and the cap is well applied.
Before lighting up
Strong aromas of coffee and earth emerge from the foot of the cigar and the pre-light draw is good.
Even burn with a nice easy draw.
After taking a couple of puff it feels like this cigar was stuffed with ground pepper and exotic spices. Very nice. The first third finishes with a nice, salty aftertaste.
The pepper is still there, along with the spices but not as strong as the first third. The flavors of cedar and coffee emerge. The aftertaste is still long and lingering, with a creamy, salty flavor. The draw is perfect. The 520 now releases a variety of aromas, moist soil, wood, coffee, a bit of chocolate and a peppery zest. All the flavors are coming together in a smoother and calmer phase of the Montecristo Limitadas.
In the final third, the 520 gets a little bit of edge. The sweet chocolaty flavors are hardly noticeable, while earth and coffee have taken the stage.
In summary, a nice spicy cigar with exotic spices lingering on the palate for a long time afterwards. It is rich and strong, but yet smooth and creamy.
90 – 120 Minutes
|Length||6.1 inches (155mm)|
|Factory Shape||Maravillas No. 3|
|Strength||Medium - Full|
Good to taste : Good value
A very nice puro indeed. In the straight line of the new taste of those who like a bit "oscuro", rather woody dark aromat. Not the light path for whom was designed, "shaped" cigars by Cubatabaco around late '90s early 2000 : the "new age" era...
This cigar is on time now and we may guess that it won't get much better before declining. However you still have enough time in 2014-2015.
Fun to smoke when it was young for a shaky hard pull or a strong push, now it's a kind of sure value which would taste like a very heavy good torpedo N°2 of the brand.
You will like it after a diner of meats with red wine or even with an Islay or any single malt.
Good amount of liguero, the ligada is not supposed to deliver in the very subtility that MONTECRISTO may give you for ex. in the A or the B of the same mark.
Take also notice that with a SPB of 10 units you have no excuse to miss this excellent parejo, one of the best of this brand for the moment.
So go for it !
BVy the way, at the right pace, you'll need 90 to 120 minutes to smoke it.
To sum up : it 's worth it
Monte 520 - A fabulous smoke
This smoke is by far one of the best cigars I have smoked in my 20+ years of smoking fine cigars.
The second half is where it outshines all with flavor bomb all to the nub. The first half is great too, mind you - but the evolution throughout the stogie is a work of art!
Please get some now while they are hot since ant time later they will be long gone.
Very well packed cigar, it gets better and better as you smoke it.