Cigar News: First Look at the Montecristo Epic

Cigar News: First Look at the Montecristo Epic

First Look at the Montecristo Epic

Altadis is set to release a line extension to Montecristo, which will be a “New, modern, full bodied” blend. Among their goals are to modernize the Montecristo brand and elevate it’s image. With these goals in mind, they’ve enlisted a special team of blenders dubbed “Grupo De Maestros” and leaf experts to create a flavorful and aromatic cigar featuring vintage tobaccos. The packaging will also be updated in a “New, modern, bold” manner to bring attention to the Epic.

Montecristo Epic ToroAvailable in 3 sizes, boxes of 10 and only at brick and mortar stores.

Robusto 5×52 ($13.00)

Toro 6×52 ($14.00)

Churchill 7×56 ($15.00)

Wrapper: Select Ecuadorian Habano

Binder: Nicaraguan

Filler: Vintage Nicaraguan and Dominican

Rolled in [the]: Dominican Republic

The sample toro is an appealing chocolate brown with a moderate sheen, perfectly constructed with an outstanding draw. The wrapper has a muted, nutty tobacco aroma. I’m not in full review mode right now, just casually smoking, but the cigar has the fuller body which they were after and is smooth and elegant. I think Altadis might be on the right track with this stick.




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