Another offering from the Montecristo sampler box. The White Series is a lighter to medium profile that has several similarities to the original Cuban Montecristo. I have nothing but high hopes for everything with the Monte logo on it.
Wrapper: Ecuador Connecticut
Length: 6 inches
Country: Dominican Republic
Filler: Dominican, Nicaraguan
Pricing: (Box of 27) - $304.99
(per stick) - $11.29
This cigar looked great. The band was beautiful. The aroma and everything about it was top notch. I am a Monte fan so my first impression will always be great. Always excited to smoke a new cigar.
A good sniff of the wrapper gave me wood and nut aroma which was very good. The wrapper was near perfect. The band paid homage to its Cuban counterpart. I made my cut and was ready to smoke.
Lighting, Draw, and Burn:
Lighting was easy which seems to be the standard with Montecristo. The draw started off very tight, but opened up quickly once I began to smoke. The burn was slightly uneven for a bit, but managed to even itself out without any touch-up.
I was hoping for transitions throughout this cigar which I did not get. I did however get something even better. A steady and complex flavor profile that stayed true through the smoke. This cigar had a perfect match of flavor as a matter of fact. Earthy tones woodiness stayed in the front of the flavors. Notes of pepper and nuts were proportioned to perfection and it was all tied together with a sweetness that fit the bill. Everything was very even and consistent throughout the smoke session.
Two weeks inside the humidor put this cigar to perfection. I made my cut with a Colibri 1928 v-cutter. My source of fire was a Dissim inverted lighter (soft flame).
Another Monte and another solid review. I am yet to smoke a cigar from this brand that I just did not like. While this cigar is great and worth the price of a box I would recommend getting the sampler to experience a lot of what they have to offer.