Nice review, Mike. The Montecristos (DR) are what I judge all other cigars against as far as construction is concerned. About the only cigars that I have seen as as pretty as the DR Montecristo are the Cuban Cohibas. When it comes to consistency, I doubt anything beats the DR Montecristo. I have yet to smoke a brand that is so consistent from cigar to cigar within a box, or from box to box. This does not mean that I LIKE all of the DR Montecristos, but I do appreciate their construction.