Montecristo Open Eagle - 20 cigars [5.9 x 54]
The Montecristo OPEN Eagle is a premium Cuban cigar, super Robusto size
- • The big ring gauge allows a fresh and smooth smoke and reveals light woody and spicy aromas.
- • There is a nice second cigar band around the wrapper with the golden letter OPEN and the vitola name “Eagle”
The Montecristo OPEN Eagle reflects the need for milder Habanos among modern cigar aficionados.
The Montecristo Open Eagle comes in a dress box of 20 cigars with Habanos Packing Code CB-UW-C/L-10-n-20
Ring Gauge: 54
This oversized robusto has a very nice silky wrapper with a lighter tone, rolled in a good quality. Perfectly applied triple cap.
Before lighting up
It has a clear dark chocolate smell before lighting up.
The draw and the smoke are perfect. The Eagle burns aside in the beginning, and it doesn't rush to correct itself. The ash as a bit loose but it has a nice texture. A cigar devised for outdoor smoking. The bigger ring diameter allows for a slow and long smoke.
It is light bodied in the beginning, with a taste of earth and wood, with hints of spice.
The cigar turns to medium body while loading the palate with nutty notes and a hint of grass. The flavors are not too complex, with the earthy flavor being more intense. The tones of creamy coffee and caramel appear.
Spice, wood, cocoa and fruits, all well balanced, deliver full and balanced creamy flavors.
In summary, dominated by light woodiness and never aggressive, these cigars are the ideal companion cigars to be enjoyed whenever and wherever you wish.
60 - 90 Minutes
|Length||5.9 inches (150mm)|
|Strength||Light - Medium|
- An enjoyable smoke. It's no #2 or Edmundo, but still worth checking out. I like it best in the early afternoon, paired with coffee.
- Love this smoke, one of the smoother smokes i have had recently...highly recommend
After a year of age - An excellent smooth smoke!!!
I smoked the last Open in the 20-stick box today, with 1 year of age on it.
It performed marvelously. The flavors were tea leaves, cinnamon, cocoa and aged tobacco but in a very refined and smooth evolution and journey down to the nub.
What a waste! This was the last in the box and the best one to date. I had decided to gift a number of them after reading negative reviews to get my buddies' opinions on them. My views, then, coupled with harsh undertones 3 to 4 months after purchasing the box forced me put them totally out of my mind!! I should have been more patient and now could have reaped the reward - But alas, now, that is out of the question!
Mind you I have put orders on acquiring a box or two and only after correctly aging it for a year, I am going to start my endeavor in smoking them.
Sterling example of a well produced and aged Cuban cigar...
- I received my box of 20, freshened them up in the humidor for a few days even though they didn't need to since they were/are already wonderful smokes handled as advertised. I found the pre-light draw sweet. First third was light but definitive of a Montecristo. Second third was very good, the flavors were beginning to develop and enhance, pure enjoyment... The final third was packed with all the wonderful spices, woody flavors I have come to enjoy.
- Great taste, burns well...