Montecristo Cuban Cigars - Models, Tasting Notes & Ratings

Introduction

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.

In recent years, the Montecristo roster has been expanded with the introduction of the Edmundo, Petit Edmundo, Petit No. 2 & Double Edmundo.

Logo of the Montecristo Cigar Brand
Name: Montecristo
Year Founded: 1935
Strength: Medium
Filler Used: Long
Flavour Profile: Spicy,bean
Information last updated on Sunday, 12th February 2017.

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 profile.

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Regular Production

Limited Production

Special Releases

Current Production

Montecristo 80 Aniversario

Unveiled at the Friday Night Gala of the 2015 Habanos Festival, the 80 Aniversario Montecristo is a special release to commemorate 80 years of the Montecristo brand. This commemorative release comes in special lacquered boxes of twenty, with each cigar being adorned with two new bands. The Montecristo logo on the band is fully finished in a gold, with the second band sporting the wording "80 Aniversario".

Montecristo 80 Aniversario

As of May 2016, there has been no word on when the 80 Aniversario will be released. It's almost as if Habanos S.A. have totally forgotten about this cigar!

Cigar Name: 80 Aniversario
Size: 80 Aniversario
Factory Vitola: 80 Aniversario
Ring Gauge: 55
Length (mm): 165mm
Year Released: 2015
Status: Announced, not yet available.
Information last updated on Wednesday, 18th May 2016.

Guests as the Friday night gala were each given a box of the Montecristo 80 Aniversario. Each box, in Habanos Festival tradition, contained three 80 Aniversario.

Montecristo 80 Aniversario

Montecristo A

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.

Cigar Name: A
Size: Grand Corona
Factory Vitola: Gran Corona
Ring Gauge: 47
Length (mm): 235mm

Status: Currently Available.
Information last updated on Friday, 8th November 2013.

Montecristo Double Edmundo

Montecristo Double Edmundo

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.

In early September, the La Casa Del Habanos in Montreal, Canada received a batch of the Montecristo Double Edmundos.

Cigar Name: Double Edmundo
Size: Robusto Extra
Factory Vitola: Dobles
Ring Gauge: 50
Length (mm): 155mm
Year Released: 2013
Status: Currently Available.
Packaging Type: Wood Box of 5
Launch Year: 2013
Packaging Type: Wood Box of 25
Launch Year: 2013
Packaging Type: Cardboard Packs of 3
Launch Year: 2013
Information last updated on Monday, 16th February 2015.

Habanos S.A. Promotional Images

Montecristo Double Edmundo Montecristo Double Edmundo and Petit No. 2 Boxes Montecristo Double Edmundo and Petit No. 2 An open box of the Montecristo Double Edmundo A closed box of the Montecristo Double Edmundo A three pack of Montecristo Double Edmundo

Montecristo Edmundo

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.

Cigar Name: Edmundo
Size: Robusto
Factory Vitola: Edmundo
Ring Gauge: 52
Length (mm): 135mm

Status: Currently Available.
Information last updated on Friday, 8th November 2013.

Montecristo Joyitas

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.

Montecristo Joyitas
Cigar Name: Joyitas
Size: Small Panatela
Factory Vitola: Laguito No.3
Ring Gauge: 26
Length (mm): 115mm

Status: Currently Available.
Information last updated on Friday, 8th November 2013.

Montecristo Media Corona

Montecristo Media Corona.

Launched at the Hunters & Frankau Summer Party in June 2015, the Media Corona translates as "Half Corona", measuring in at 90mm in length and a 44 ring gauge.

The Media Corona follows the recent trend of short cigars, namely the H. Upmann Half Corona, which it shares it's vitola with.

Cigar Name: Media Corona
Size: Petit Corona
Factory Vitola: Half Corona
Ring Gauge: 44
Length (mm): 90mm
Year Released: 2015
Status: Currently Available.
Packaging Type: Dress Box of 25
Launch Year: 2015
Information last updated on Sunday, 11th December 2016.

Montecristo Montecristo Especial

Montecristo Especial
Cigar Name: Montecristo Especial
Size: Long Panatela - T
Factory Vitola: Laguito No.1
Ring Gauge: 38
Length (mm): 192mm

Status: Currently Available.
Information last updated on Friday, 8th November 2013.

Montecristo Montecristo Especial No.2

Montecristo Especial No. 2
Cigar Name: Montecristo Especial No.2
Size: Panetela - T
Factory Vitola: Laguito No.2
Ring Gauge: 38
Length (mm): 152mm

Status: Currently Available.
Information last updated on Friday, 8th November 2013.

Montecristo No. 1

Montecristo No. 2
Cigar Name: No. 1
Size: Lonsdale
Factory Vitola: Cervantes
Ring Gauge: 42
Length (mm): 165mm

Status: Currently Available.
Information last updated on Friday, 8th November 2013.

Montecristo No. 2

One of the iconic Cuban Cigars, the Montecristo No. 2 is well known for it's size and torpedo shape.

Montecristo No. 2
Cigar Name: No. 2
Size: Pyramid
Factory Vitola: Pirámides
Ring Gauge: 52
Length (mm): 156mm

Status: Currently Available.
Information last updated on Tuesday, 3rd March 2015.

Montecristo No. 2 box of ten

Introduced in mid-2000's, the Montecristo No. 2 packaged in boxes of ten gives the aficionado the option of purchasing this iconic cigar without breaking the bank by buying a full box of the more common twenty five count.

Montecristo No. 2 in a box of ten

New Montecristo bands

In February 2015, shipments of the Montecristo No. 2 began to arrive in the Asia Pacific markets with the new Montecristo band, that was first introduced in 2013 with the Montecristo Double Edmundo and Petit No. 2.

Montecristo No. 2 with the new band. Montecristo No. 2 with the new band.

Montecristo No. 3

Montecristo No. 3
Cigar Name: No. 3
Size: Corona
Factory Vitola: Coronas
Ring Gauge: 42
Length (mm): 142mm

Status: Currently Available.
Information last updated on Friday, 26th August 2016.
A Montecristo No. 3 next to it's tube.

Released for the Spanish market in May 2016, the jar will hold twenty seven Montecristo No. 3, each aged for five years. This release is limited to 2000 individually numbered jars. The earthenware jug is made by La Cartuja de Sevilla.

The inspiration for the artwork on the jar is from the design of both Partagas and Ramon Allones logos from the middle of the last century.

Montecristo No. 3 Serie Sevilla Jar. Montecristo No. 3 Serie Sevilla Jar.

Montecristo No. 4

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.

Montecristo No. 4
Cigar Name: No. 4
Size: Petit Corona
Factory Vitola: Marevas
Ring Gauge: 42
Length (mm): 129mm

Status: Currently Available.
Information last updated on Thursday, 30th October 2014.

Montecristo No. 5

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.

Montecristo No. 5
Cigar Name: No. 5
Size: Tres Petit Corona
Factory Vitola: Perlas
Ring Gauge: 40
Length (mm): 102mm

Status: Currently Available.
Packaging Type: Dress Box of 25
Launch Year: Pre-Revolution
Information last updated on Friday, 8th November 2013.
A dress box of twenty five Montecristo No. 5. An open box of twenty five Montecristo No. 5. A single Montecristo No. 5 Cuban Cigar

Montecristo Petit Edmundo

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 coffee Cigar.

Montecristo Petit Edmundo
Cigar Name: Petit Edmundo
Size: Petit Robusto
Factory Vitola: Petit Edmundo
Ring Gauge: 52
Length (mm): 110mm

Status: Currently Available.
Information last updated on Monday, 18th November 2013.
Montecristo Petit Edmundo in a box of ten. Montecristo Petit Edmundo in front of a ten count box with a box code of ROL MAY-13.

Montecristo Petit No. 2

The Petit No. 2 along with the Double Edmundo, are the two additions to the Montecristo range in 2013. Seen as the smaller version of the iconic No. 2, the Petit No. 2 was released around the second week of November 2013.

Montecristo Petit No. 2
Cigar Name: Petit No. 2
Size: Petit Pyramid
Factory Vitola: Petit No. 2
Ring Gauge: 52
Length (mm): 120mm
Year Released: 2013
Status: Currently Available.
Packaging Type: Dress Box of 25
Launch Year: 2013
Packaging Type: Dress Box of 10
Launch Year: 2013
Information last updated on Monday, 29th December 2014.

Habanos S.A. Promotional Images

An open box of Montecristo Petit No. 2 A closed box of Montecristo Petit No. 2 Montecristo Petit No. 2 Montecristo Petit No. 2

User Contributed Images

A box of Montecristo Petit No. 2 An open box of Montecristo Petit No. 2

Montecristo Petit Tubos

Cigar Name: Petit Tubos
Size: Petit Corona
Factory Vitola: Marevas
Ring Gauge: 42
Length (mm): 129mm

Status: Currently Available.
Information last updated on Sunday, 6th July 2014.

Montecristo Tubos

Cigar Name: Tubos
Size: Long Corona
Factory Vitola: Coronas Grandes
Ring Gauge: 42
Length (mm): 155mm

Status: Currently Available.
Information last updated on Sunday, 6th July 2014.

Open

Montecristo Eagle

Cigar Name: Eagle
Size: Robusto Extra
Factory Vitola: Geniales
Ring Gauge: 54
Length (mm): 150mm

Status: Currently Available.
Information last updated on Friday, 8th November 2013.
Montecristo Open Eagle An open box of Montecristo Open Eagle

Montecristo Junior

Cigar Name: Junior
Size: Short Panatela
Factory Vitola: Trabucos
Ring Gauge: 38
Length (mm): 110mm

Status: Currently Available.
Information last updated on Friday, 8th November 2013.
Montecristo Open Junior An open box of Montecristo Open Junior

Montecristo Master

Cigar Name: Master
Size: Robusto
Factory Vitola: Robustos
Ring Gauge: 50
Length (mm): 124mm

Status: Currently Available.
Information last updated on Friday, 8th November 2013.
Montecristo Open Master

Montecristo Regata

Cigar Name: Regata
Size: Petit Pyramid
Factory Vitola: Forum
Ring Gauge: 46
Length (mm): 135mm

Status: Currently Available.
Information last updated on Friday, 8th November 2013.
Montecristo Open Regata

Limited Edition

Montecristo Robusto

Cigar Name: Robusto
Size: Robusto
Factory Vitola: Robustos
Ring Gauge: 50
Length (mm): 124mm
Year Released: 2000
Status: Currently Available.
Packaging Type: Dress Box of 25
Launch Year: 2000
Information last updated on Sunday, 6th July 2014.

Montecristo Robusto

A re-release of the 2000 Montecristo Robusto Limited Edition, this time in a 25 count wooden box as opposed to a 25 count dress box.

Cigar Name: Robusto
Size: Robusto
Factory Vitola: Robustos
Ring Gauge: 50
Length (mm): 124mm
Year Released: 2006
Status: Currently Available.
Packaging Type: Wood Box of 25
Launch Year: 2006
Information last updated on Friday, 8th November 2013.

Montecristo Sublimes

Cigar Name: Sublimes
Size: Double Robusto
Factory Vitola: Sublimes
Ring Gauge: 54
Length (mm): 164mm
Year Released: 2008
Status: Currently Available.
Packaging Type: Wood Box of 10
Launch Year: 2008
Information last updated on Sunday, 6th July 2014.

Montecristo Grand Edmundo

Cigar Name: Grand Edmundo
Size: Robusto Extra
Factory Vitola: Cañonazo
Ring Gauge: 52
Length (mm): 150mm
Year Released: 2010
Status: Currently Available.
Packaging Type: Wood Box of 10
Launch Year: 2010
Information last updated on Sunday, 6th July 2014.

Montecristo 520

The Montecristo 520 has been to produced to celebrate 520 years since the discovery of tobacco.

The Montecristo 520 follows the trend of recent large ring gauged Montecristo limited editions after the Sublime and Grand Edmundo.

Montecristo 520
Cigar Name: 520
Size: Robusto Extra
Factory Vitola: Maravillas No. 3
Ring Gauge: 55
Length (mm): 155mm
Year Released: 2012
Status: Currently Available.
Packaging Type: Slide Lid Box of 10
Launch Year: 2012
Notes: Released at the end of October 2012. The final 2012 Limited Edition to be released by Habanos SA.
Information last updated on Tuesday, 24th June 2014.
Montecristo 520 Montecristo 520

Edición Limitada 2016

Montecristo Dantes

As of January 2017 we are still awaiting release of the Montecristo Dantes. It has been reported that the Dantes will begin shipping mid to late February. The Dantes is the last of the three 2016 Limited Editions to be released, after the Romeo Y Julieta Capuletos and Trinidad Topes.

Cigar Name: Dantes
Size: Grand Corona
Factory Vitola: Hermosos No. 1
Ring Gauge: 48
Length (mm): 167mm
Year Released: 2016
Status: Announced, not yet available.
Information last updated on Sunday, 12th February 2017.
An open box of Montecristo Dantes - 2016 Limited Edition.

Special Releases

Montecristo No. 2 Gran Reserva Cosecha 2005

A promotional poster for the Montecristo No. 2 Gran Reserva Cosecha 2005. A box of Montecristo No. 2 Gran Reserva Cosecha 2005.
Cigar Name: No. 2 Gran Reserva Cosecha 2005
Size: Pyramid
Factory Vitola: Pirámides
Ring Gauge: 52
Length (mm): 156mm
Year Released: 2011
Status: Currently Available.
Packaging Type: Reserva Series Box of 15
Launch Year: 2012
Notes: Although due for release in 2011, the Montecristo No. 2 Gran Reserva finally made it's appearance in January 2012.
Information last updated on Saturday, 9th November 2013.

Habanos Añejados

Montecristo Añejados

The second release of the Añejados project. Was announced in 2014 however as of March 2015 has not been released.

Cigar Name: Añejados
Size: Churchill
Factory Vitola: Julieta No. 2
Ring Gauge: 47
Length (mm): 178mm
Year Released: 2014
Status: Currently Available.
Packaging Type: Dress Box of 25
Launch Year: 2015
Information last updated on Wednesday, 4th March 2015.