Ring Gauge: 55
Diameter: 21.83 mm
Length: 165 mm
Strength: Medium to Full
Duration: 60 - 75 mins
Vitola: Double Robusto
A unique vitola was designed for the 80th Aniversario of Montecristo, with a special blend that tends to be strong and flavorful. 1500 boxes of 20 were made for these 30'000 units that will surely be an amazing vintage to hold in y our humidor. Such a piece is to age with attention to fully enjoy this cigar.
Oily wrapped with hard dark color. Smell with Caramel, hot chocolate and some cinnamon. First draw delivers some twang and spice. There’s lots of layered earthiness, sweet cedar, some twang and burnt cedar and saltiness on the finish. Overall, the most impressive thing is how smooth the profile is alongside its full body and medium strength. It’s fairly versatile in terms of smoking speed, but when you push it, a touch of spice develops on the throat. The smoke is a bit warm regardless, but the construction is otherwise flawless.
As the second third of the Montecristo 80 Aniversario begins, the nuttiness fades a bit, but it’s still there. There’s a bubblegum sweetness joining the profile along with some bark, but the earthiness and nuttiness cut through the sweetness quite a bit. The finish doesn’t change dramatically, with some creaminess underneath and a touch of saltiness. Strength picks up, almost hitting full by the end of the second third.
Flavors continue to build on one another up until the one and a half inch mark. At that point, some sour barbecue comes in, along with much more forward spice ending.