MONTECRISTO

MONTECRISTO

History of MONTECRISTO

Distributed widely throughout the world and sold originally by Dunhill New York, the Montecristo brand cigar currently accounts for almost 50% of all Cuban cigars exported each year, making the Montecristo the most popular Havana cigar in the world. The Montecristo was originally branded in 1935 under the name "the H. Upmann Montecristo Selection". When appointed the British distribution agent, the John Hunter firm shortened the brand's name to Montecristo. The John Hunter firm also redesigned the brand's logo to its distinctive red and yellow box with the triangular crossed swords. These delicious, full-flavored cigars are highly recognizable to the pallate due to their unique tobacco blend, and their highly distinctive flavor. The Montecristo brand is also highly popular as the result of it's exeptionally consistent quality.

MONTECRISTO 520 Edicion Limitada 2012 Box of 10

520 Edicion Limitada 2012
  • Ring Gauge: 55
  • Cigar length: 155 mm / 6.1'
  • Strength: Medium to Full Body
  • Vitola: Robusto

The final Edicion Limitada for 2012 is the Montecristo 520. Habanos created this to celebrate the anniversary of Columbus introducing Cuban tobacco to the world. I smoked this with a friend of mine who is a long time Cuban aficionado. Here is what he had to say 'Herbaceous and floral cigar surprisingly mild considering its ring gauge. Although today it lacks complexity there are hints that a subtle pallet of leathery flavours will reveal itself after maturation. A genuine Montecristo which will please this brand's aficionado and others and will undoubtedly become a hit and collectible item after a few months of caving. 7/10 with potential for 9+/10'. Need I say anymore?

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