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Friday, 30 December 2011

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montepas1 Welcome back to another pair of cigar reviews on Puff.com. Today we will take a look at the Brazilian Monte Pascoal Belicoso and the affordable Arturo Fuente Flor Fina 8-5-8.

Monte Pascoal Belicoso

Today I am taking a little trip off the beaten path by trying a cigar from Monte Pascoal brand of Tabacos Mata Fina USA. Monte Pascoal are premium Brazilian cigars, and while I have tried cigars with Brazilian wrappers, I have not had the opportunity to light up something completely devoted to the large South American country. Here goes nothing….

The Monte Pascoal Belicoso measures 5 ½ x 52. It’s just one of several sizes in the line that includes the 4 x 50 Petit Robusto, 4 3/8 x42 Minutos, 4 7/8 x 50 Robusto, 5 5/8 x 42 Corona, and 7 5/8 x 49 Double Corona. Staying true to its roots, the Monte Pascoal Belicoso consists of 100 percent Brazilian tobacco. The filler contains Brazilian Mata Fina and Mata Norte tobaccos. The binder and wrapper, on the other hand, are strictly made up of Mata Fina tobacco. All of the tobacco used to construct the Belicoso is aged for two years and comes from Tabacos Mata Fina USA’s own farm. The cigar’s listed strength seems to fluctuate between medium and full-bodied.

At first glance, I wouldn’t call the Monte Pascoal Belicoso the most attractive cigar I’ve seen, but it doesn’t look bad, either. The red, gold, and blue band near the head adds a nice touch and features the Monte Pascoal name and logo. It looks good against the cigar’s medium-brown wrapper. The Belicoso has a dry appearance and several small veins running throughout its body. It’s mostly firm but I do detect a few soft spots. If I had to use a word to describe the overall texture of the cigar, it would be rough. Prior to lighting, I detect a sweet cold taste and an aroma of tobacco.

The Monte Pascoal Belicoso lights with ease and has a draw that is tighter than I would prefer. It does ease up a bit after a while, however. A good amount of smoke is produced and the white ash is solid. A couple of touchups are needed here and there but nothing major.

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