Tasting Notes, Ratings, Brand & Vitola Information regarding Montecristo Cigars. Including the Montecristo Edmundo, No. 2, Open Master & Especial.
The Montecristo brand was created in 1935 by Menendez,
Garcia y Cia. The brand was named after the novel, The Count of Monte
Cristo by French author Alexandre Dumas.
3 out of 5.
Montecristo Flavour Profile
The Montecristo brand is well known for it's distinctive 'twang' of
nutty and bean flavours. However, additions to the brand
in recent years, for example, the Petit Edmundo
and Open Master have strayed away from the classic Montecristo flavour
The Montecristo A is the longest Cuban Cigar in current
production, measuring in at 235mm. Each Cigar comes
housed in a wood coffin, adorned with the Montecristo logo.
Due to the size and price point of the Montecristo A, finding one
with at least ten years of age is relatively common.
Officially announced at the 2013 Habanos Festival,
the Double Edmundo is one of two new releases under
the Montecristo brand for 2013. The Double Edmundo is a Dobles,
the factory name for a Cigar that is of fifty ring gauge
and 155mm in length.
There's not much else to go on at this moment in time, however we do
have one promotional image that has made it's way online, that you
can view below. It shows at least eight Double Edmundo's in a wooden box.
The packaging is very similar to what the Partagás E No. 2 have.
Although there's no mention as of yet of if the Double Edmundo will come
in boxes of twenty five or ten, or even boxes of five, I'm going to stick
my neck out and say boxes of twenty five and boxes of five.
Wood Box of 5
Wood Box of 25
Launched in 2004, the Edmundo is the
newest Montecristo release in twenty or so years. Opinions were negative
when the Edmundo was first released, however over time the quality
of the Cigar improved and is now widely acclaimed amongst aficionados.
The smallest Montecristo in general production, the Joyitas
has for a long time been a firm favourite amongst Cigar aficionados who
are looking for a small twenty minute smoke.
The world's biggest selling Cuban Cigar, the Montecristo No. 4
has suffered in recent years due to over production.
Most criticism has been directed towards the fact that production is
inconsistent, leading to issues towards the draw and flavour profile.
The Montecristo No. 5 has always been a somewhat
forgotten member of the brand, however improvements in production
in the last three years has meant that aficionado's have begun to fall
in love with this small Cigar.
Released in 2006, the Petit Edmundo
is the smaller brother of the Edmundo. What the Petit
Edmundo makes up for in size is the explosive flavour characteristics.
Medium in body, but full of flavour, the Petit Edmundo makes an excellent
The Petit No. 2 will be the smaller brother of the
iconic Montecristo No. 2, but just like the Montecristo Double
Edmundo, at this time we know very little regarding the key
characteristics of the Cigar. Of course, we expect it to be
Torpedo in shape, but whether it will have the same
ring gauge as the Montecristo No. 2, and exactly how much smaller will
it be at this time we do not know.