Montecristo A - 5 cigars [9.3 x 47]
A great Classic of the Cuban size range and the most attractive for smokers of the large formats. This Gran Corona ("Great Corona") can say, like Napoleon, that is has crowned itself. Is the Habano of great events. Within the brand, it is not the strongest, although it is the most redeemed. Its length demands a wrapper of great quality, which makes its presentation something very special and with great impact.
One of the giant vitolas. Reserved for some festivities. In general, they all agree that Monte "A" is something special. However, many old connoisseurs are a little bit disappointed with the herbal flat taste of the first third. At the beginning of the second third, we enjoy some cedar notes and hints of spiciness. Suddenly, the smoke becomes dry and hot. The draw becomes more difficult and the final is aggressive.
Dress Box of 5 cigars in varnished individual slide lid boxes. Very elegant and ideal for a gift usage.
Length: 235 mm
Diameter: 18.65 mm
Ring gauge: 47
|Length||9.3 inches (235mm)|
|Factory Shape||Especiales/Gran Corona|
|Strength||Medium - Full|
Great, Lengthy Smoke
- A great smoke to enjoy while entertained watching an NFL Wild Card game. Lasted me almost the entire game. Typical profile of the Montecristo line, with plenty of smoke and creamy texture. Thoroughly enjoyable. Highly recommended.
Top of the line
- When you want the best - you grab a Monte A
In my experience, a fantastic cigar when aged
The flavor of these Monte's is immense. Keep in mind the sticks I had were gifted in 2008 and I did not smoke the first until 2014. With 6 years of age, the Monte A is a flavorful, smooth, creamy, nutty, buttery, cappuccino powerhouse. This profile remained consistent throughout, so I wouldn't call it complex...but I love the flavor.
Construction wise the stick was straight as an arrow, with a few veins. Nice oily, glistening wrapper. Draw was great until the final third, which, in all honesty probably began getting plugged with tar due to the length of the cigar. It put out a decent amount of smoke but nothing to write home about.
If you love the Classic Cuban Monte flavor and a HUGE stogie. Pick these up by all means, but I would suggest laying them to rest in a humidor for at least a couple years.