Written by Puff Staff

Thursday, 12 June 2014

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Today’s cigar reviews on will take a closer look at the Montecristo Monte and the East India Trading Company Rogue to help you determine if either is worthy of a coveted spot in your humidor.

Montecristo Monte Conde

Tobacco giant Altadis USA released the Montecristo Monte last year, and here’s how they described the cigar in the official press release:

“One of the best known and trusted cigar brands in the world, Montecristo has always been revered for its excellent quality and sophisticated image.

Now, a new chapter of Montecristo history is being written with Monte by Montecristo, a classic cigar with a twist not only on the taste but also with its price positioning. With this new edition, Monte is aimed to attract a new consumer group both with its attractive pricing and also with its distinctive smoking profile. The new trend – Luxury value.”

“Luxury value”?  That sounds like an interesting mix.  So now it’s time to see if the Monte is as good as advertised.

I chose the Conde version of the Monte by Montecristo, which is a Robusto that measures 5.5 x 48.  Other sizes include the 6 x 52 Toro, 6.1 x 54 No. 2, and the 6 x 60 Monte.  The cigar features a filler made up of Aged Dominican tobaccos.  The binder is a combo of Dominican Olor and vintage Nicaraguan tobaccos, and an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper completes the composition.

The Montecristo Monte does give off a luxury vibe by its looks.  It has the typical Montecristo brown band near the head, and another band beneath it in black, red, and gold.  The cigar itself has a pigtail cap and a dark brown wrapper with a decent amount of oil.  I only see a few minor veins, and the appearance seems to be smooth overall.  I pick up a spicy aroma before lighting, and a cold taste of chocolate.

I have no complaints in the burn department, as the Montecristo Monte lights with ease and provides a great draw.  Each puff of smoke fills the air with a pleasant aroma, and only one touch-up is needed.  No re-lights are necessary, and the gray ash is solid in nature.  Smoking time is just over an hour long.

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