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Hoyo de Monterrey (Cuba) Epicure No. 1 Cigar Reviews
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Hoyo de Monterrey (Cuba) Cigars
  Epicure No. 1       

Current Rating
8.17

Size: NA
Shape: Grand Corona
Wrapper: Cuba
Filler: Cuba
Binder: Cuba
MSRP: 0.00
Total Reviews: 18
Average Rating: 8.17 out of a possible 10
Average Price: 10.81
Discontinued: No
Notes:

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36.4% of voters like the Hoyo de Monterrey (Cuba) - Epicure No. 1
Vote Now! This cigar SMOKES! (4) This cigar is a DUD. (7)

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"I like it"

Review by: asesinodepuros
Review Date: 03/03/2011
Rating: 8.2
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Review Notes: This is a great smoke for me. I picked up a few of them and in the tubos so this year 2011. Fresh for me a little bit to moist. I'll let them set but right now I can say that A bit more powerful than the No. 2 but not a strong cigar in anyway, and a very herbal smoke, reminded me of tea. I like it and got a bunch more to sit on for awhile.

Does this reviewer know this cigar? Yes (9) No (9)

"Good and satisfying"

Review by: Alessandro
Review Date: 02/26/2010
Rating: 9
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Review Notes: From a box marked ARO JUL08. The wrapper is colorado, reddish, oily, with no veins, beautiful. Construction is good, no soft spots, pre light draw is fine. Cutting and lighting is fine, burn is good with one tunneling that required a touch-up, draw is perfect with good quantity of chewy smoke. The flavors start out somewhat muted but become more present towards half of the first third, to then become certainly more evident in the second third and bolder in the last third, including cedar undertones with a general spicy/white pepper flavor that is more dominant. There is not much evolution in flavor but it is certainly a good satisfying cigar.

Does this reviewer know this cigar? Yes (10) No (8)

"Sweet woodiness and spice...Not too strong!"

Review by: John Werner
Review Date: 11/26/2008
Rating: 8.33
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Review Notes: This corona gorda looks nice. A slightly toothy beautiful reddish Colorado wrapper with a very neat tripple cap and a great looking roll of tobacco at the other end gets my interest immediately. It smells a bit like it has a sweetness and as soon as I lit it I thought that was the case as I was hit with a sweet spiciness that was very smooth. The woodines came next and it was sweet and well aged tasting without a hint of any ammonia. This is one vitola that smokes great as soon as you receive it and can only improve in small increments I imagine with more aging so don't be bashful and go for it and save a few and see if these can get even better. The burn lived up to the construction. Draw was right where I like it...Requires a pull, but nothing too much and keeps the fire when it rests wonderfully. The ash wasn't the whitest but it was a nice gray/white and it held just fine while burning even. Perhaps this is one of my favorite Cubans because it's on the mild side yet quite flavorful. Don't hesitate, highly recommended for a Cuban that really is world class smooth.

Does this reviewer know this cigar? Yes (6) No (7)

"Very nice!"

Review by: JJMD
Review Date: 08/08/2006
Rating: 8.17
Criteria 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
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Review Notes: This 5 x 44 stick with box code RPO JUN 01 came dressed in a Colorado wrapper with a reddish hue with minimal veins. Mild tooth was seen. A triple cap adorned the head. Construction was solid with no soft spots. Hefty in the hand. Easy light. Smooth draw. Even burn without the need for relights or corrections. Gray ash. Started immediately with cedar, spice, and a strong tannic quality. The tannic quality continued into the first part of the first third, but then gave way to flavors of wood, white pepper, grass, flora, and a hint of burnt cinnamon and ginger. By the end of the first third, the woody taste became noticeable sweeter and a light cocoa flavor was noted. In the middle third, wood and cream came to the forefront, with a hint of grass and licorice. A pleasant tangy flavor was also evident. In the last third, however, the tanginess turned into a bitter harshness, and charred wood was the only discernable flavor. All in all, this medium-bodied one hour 20 minute smoke was very nice in the first 2/3s, but did not stick the landing. Still a nice cigar, though. Paired with water.

Does this reviewer know this cigar? Yes (7) No (4)

"Hard to describe"

Review by: Leonard
Review Date: 03/20/2006
Rating: 7.33
Criteria 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
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Review Notes: I received this stick from the Canadian Cigar Club. I let it rest for several months and when I noticed something growing on it (mold or blume, I don't know) I decided to smoke it. The stick was a little soft, but not so much that it was mushy. The construction seemed good and it had a nice draw. The burn was a little shakey, but the cigar self corrected after about halfway. This smoke had a flavor that is hard to identify. I tasted a little spice and some wood, but there were other flavors that were beyond my ability to state. Overall, the flavor was not bad and I smoked it to a nub. For a smaller cigar, I would say it was a decent smoke.

Does this reviewer know this cigar? Yes (7) No (7)


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