609. Montecristo No. 1 Aged 2017

Gifted by a friend.

Location: This review was made indoors in a cigar lounge.

Wrapper: Cuba
Binder: Cuba
Filler: Cuba
Origin: Cuba

Factory: Cuba.
Box: Sold in 25 count boxes.
Release: Pre-1960s.
Availability: Regular Production

Size: 6.5×42, Cervantes (Lonsdale).

Wrapper: Milk chocolate, oily and silky smooth with tiny veins.

Construction: Firm even feel when lightly squeezed.

Cold draw: Hay and wood.

1st third: Starts with a light oakwood, earthy sweetness and 80% dark chocolate.

2nd third: Hints of black pepper and leathery notes.

Burn: Burns fairly sharp with a firm and stable grayish ash.

Smoke: Medium voluminous smoke with a medium heat feel on the tongue and a medium light draw.

3rd third: No particular changes in taste.

Duration: 15:50-17:15, 1h 25min.

Conclusion: A medium bodied cigar with a medium strength profile. Pretty well balanced from start to finish.

Result: In my book this is an 87 point cigar.

/Cigar Reviewer André

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