Montecristo No.2 - 15 cigars (packs of 3) [6.1 x 52]
The Montecristo No 2 is legendary.
- • A great example of how fantastic a great Habanos pyramid can be. It's simply the best!
- • Once you smoke a Montecristo No.2, you know what are Habanos all about.
This cigar is a must have in every connoisseur's humidor. A true classic.
Montecristo No 2 – 15 cigars comes in packs of 3 with Habanos Packing Code D-C-C/P-3-n-15
Ring Gauge: 52
The nice chocolate wrapper is very oily to the touch and has an excellent sheen in the light. Firmly packed. The foot looks well bunched.
Before lighting up
The cigar has aromas of oak, hay, coffee and earth. With the cold draw we get those flavors of coffee, cocoa, cream, hay and oak as well. There is a mild barnyard aroma to the wrapper. Simply lovely smell.
The construction is just perfect - the ash stays on for 3 inches. The draw was very slightly firm, and produces plenty of smoke.
The first third greets you with typical Montecristo flavors. The dominant flavors are of cocoa, coffee; some nice smoothness is also there along with cedar and earthy notes. We also detect some nuts, toast and light spices in the first third. Those classic Montecristo flavors are at their peak with the No.2 vitola. The burn line is clear and slightly wavy, a nice creamy smoke is surrounding you in the initial third while the cigar is medium in strength for now.
The second third of the cigar is consistent with the first third. Still the flavors of chocolate, espresso, nuts, cream and leather. The smoothness is well balanced with some light spices and woods flavors by the end of the second third.
The final third is wonderful. The smoke produced by the Montecristo No.2 is now full of aromas; the burn line is becoming more upright and the ash has a nice dark gray color. The flavors are still fairly similar to the first two thirds except that they are now more pronounced. This cigar delivers until the nub as some woody, leathery and spicy aromas are here to make sure you are still paying attention to it. The Montecristo No.2 is never overwhelming, and stays true to its medium body in strength.
In summary, this cigar is tough to beat. Simply the best!
90 - 105 Minutes
|Length||6.1 inches (156mm)|
Tremendous Customer Service
This was my first order from Cigar Terminal...actually my first mail order CC. I ordered something from another online place too...to see who delivered the quality goods.
Well - This order never made it to my address. All it took was an email from me and Ken and Mary were on top of it. Super polite and very efficient - they sent me a replacement order quickly and it was received with perfect gorgeous product! Cigar Terminal is awesome!
One of my all time favorites
I got two of these in my sample pack and they did not disappoint. I have smoked many of these in the past and it was every thing i remembered and more. Smooth from start to finish started off rich and strong and keep on going till the end. I shared these with my business partner at his Halloween party and you could taste the jealousy of the other guest as we happily puffed away. I will definitely make these a staple of my collection as time goes on.
- This is one of my favourites, always burns well. Flavourful yet smooth and easy to smoke every time. A must try for anyone starting out with cigars!
The Cigar for Everyone
I steered clear of Montecristo for a lot of years, particularly the Montecristo No. 2 as I didn't want a cigar that was an "every man's smoke" because to me that indicated it was somewhere in the middle of the road; average. A few years ago I discovered that "every man" included myself as I found the Montecristo No. 2 to be very tasty! It is complex and full of flavor while not overpowering. They are about as good as your average fantastic Cuban cigar!
A note about my experience with quality:
When Montecristo is on, the cigars are absolutely world-class but when they're off, they are really off. I have not had cigars from any other maker with as many inconsistencies in construction (probably 10-15% failure rate in my experience).
By PollyWolly (The Cigar Bird)
Getting Bettah All The Time!
I did my first review on this Cuban cigar back in August 2011 and, as always, found the reliable and lovable Monty #2 just like I knew it would be after smoking them for so many years.
Recently, I smoked one from a recent Cigar Terminal purchase that not only compelled me to write this review, but also got me to re-thinking my old faithful standbys. It was revolutionary to say the least.
I had been reading lately that the Cuban cigar industry has been working hard to improve their output in order to regain their superiority across the board, with every single cigar they make. Hoorah for them!
But if the Montecristo No. 2 is any indication of where they are going, then let it be said here and now, they are definitely driving themselves in the right direction! The cigar was unquestionably the finest Monty #2 I have ever smoked! It had something I have never detected in a Monty of any type before, and that was a huge lead-in of mouth-watering spice combined with aromas that included hot apple cider, charred alder wood, and numerous other delicious hints of aromas that created the best smelling bouquet of scents you could imagine.
Even I am caught short for words! BUY A BOX BEFORE THEY ARE ALL GONE. DON'T WAIT AND TAKE ANY CHANCES!