Montecristo Grupo De Maestros Private Batch Cigar Review
Wrapper = Ecuador Sumatra (2010 Oliva Los Rios Crop)
Binder = Dominican Olor (2010 Villa Gonzalez Crop)
Filler = Nicaraguan Viso (Criollo ‘98 Seed 2010 Jalapa Crop)
Filler = Nicaraguan Ligero (Corojo ‘99 Seed 2012 Jalapa Crop)
Size = Toro (6 x 54)
Price that I paid = around $15.00
I bought and smoked this cigar at the Club Humidor on Huebner Road.
This was an interesting cigar, but it wasn’t your typical Montecristo. It was good, but it had a little different flavor profile. The cold draw was excellent and not tight at all. That nice, smooth draw is always a huge plus for any cigar, and I got real excited when I took the first puff and the cigar had a great draw. The foot of the cigar smells like rose petals. I know that’s kind of weird, but it did smell like roses before I lit it up. The cigar burned very evenly and was very well constructed. I didn’t have to touch this cigar up one time! I would classify this cigar as medium-full bodied (closer to full) and medium strength. I smoked this cigar in the early afternoon with a caramel Frappuccino and some water. The draw was excellent and the retro-hale was rough at first, but it got smoother as the cigar progressed. As far as the flavor notes are concerned, I could mostly taste good quality tobacco flavors. Nothing really stood out too much. There was a little floral & raisin note in the beginning, some pepper and spice throughout the cigar and in the final third of the cigar I tasted a very slight hint of caramel at different times. This cigar had a short finish, and didn’t leave any unwanted aftertastes. Definitely worth a try.
Overall Rating = GOOD!