Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure de Luxe, Cuban Cigar Information
The Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure de Luxe is a special release, available exclusively in La Casa de Habano shops worldwide. The Epicure de Luxe come in wooden slide boxes of ten.
The blend of the Epicure de Luxe is true to the Hoyo de Monterrey line. Light to medium body with a touch of sweetness.
Habanos SA in the past few years have released some excellent special releases aimed specifically for their own Casa de Habano shops. The H. Upmann Royal Robusto and Bolivar Gold Medal for example, are other exclusive releases from the past few years that are well revered amongst Cigar aficionados.
On the strength of previous releases, I'd not be surprised if the first release of the Epicure de Luxe will sell out very quickly. I'd be inclined to pick up a box of these Cigars quickly as they won't be around for very long. The quality of blend and construction of all Casa de Habanos releases have been excellent and I have no doubt it will be the same for the Epicure de Luxe.
Along with superb construction and blend, Habanos SA have done an excellent job pricing all Casa de Habano releases. These releases are priced cheaper than 2012 Limited Editions; but the best thing is that I would say these releases are as good as Limited Editions.
Two La Casa de Habano stores that have an online presence that currently have the Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure de Luxe for sale is the Casa's in Hamburg and The Hague. Both stores sell the box of ten Epicure de Luxe for €95 and €97 respectively.
Reviews from the Internet
First Tasting of the Hoyo de Monterrey - Epicure de Luxe
The Me My Cigars Blog has possibly the first review of the Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure de Luxe anywhere on the Internet. A first class review, the description of how the Epicure de Luxe smoked is clear and detailed, along with plenty of pictures through the smoking of the Cigar.