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Review of Two Montecristo Cigars
Written by Puff Staff

Monday, 18 January 2010

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After striking a match to it, the cigar smokes well.  The burn is mostly even and the cigar has a good draw and some nice, light-colored ash.  The flavors experience while smoking the Luxury Sevens are good, although a bit simple.  You get some spice along with some cedar notes.  There is also a bit of leather and cream that makes an appearance along with a sweet syrup flavor that seems to linger throughout.

The Luxury Sevens is a good smoke.  I’d have to say that the presentation is its best feature by far, and you can certainly get the notion by looking at it that it really was made by some highly talented torcedores.  Despite the even burn, the flavors aren’t the most complex combination out there.  A single has a suggested retail price of $10.  This special edition also comes in very attractive tins of 12 cigars.  If you are a fan of the Montecristo brand or enjoy medium-bodied smokes, it’s worth a shot.  Just make sure you have a good amount of time on your hands, as it will take a while to finish.  The Montecristo Luxury Sevens earns a rating of 3 out of four stars.

Montecristo Vino Series Cabernet Robusto

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The Vino Series line of cigars is one that was made with the likely intention of bringing together two luxuries in life: wine and cigars.  In case you did not know, vino means wine in Spanish, and such is the theme with this limited line.  The tobacco blends used for the line were created by Gary Blumenthal, who is Chairman of the Board of the famous Tinder Box franchise of cigar shops.  The Vino Series, which includes the Montecristo Cabernet, the H. Upmann Pinot, and the Romeo y Julieta Chardonnay, was produced in limited amounts to be sold at Tinder Box and Vino 100 locations nationwide.  It sounds like a great marketing idea to me, as they can capitalize on possibly pulling some wine fans over into the cigar world.

The Montecristo Vino Series Cabernet measures 5x54 in its Robusto vitola.  It also comes in four other sizes: the 5.5x44 Corona, the 6x56 Toro, the 6 1/8x52 Belicoso, and the 7x54 Churchill.  It has a filler that is a blend of tobacco from Nicaragua and Honduras.  The binder is Nicaraguan also.  It has a flavorful Mexican Moron wrapper that is not found on any other Montecristo cigar.  The Vino Series Cabernet is considered to be a full-bodied cigar.





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