Sunday 4 May 2008

Review - Montecristo 4 - 93/100

The Petit Corona sized Montecristo No4. is the best selling cuban cigar of all time. And no wonder. Despite the small size, it is well balanced and one of the more complex ones of the Habanos out there. The only downside to its huge success is the inconcistency: When you get a perfect Monte 4, it is worth 99 points, and when you miss, you miss big time.

This individual reviewed is amongst the good ones.

The Cigar has a beautiful wrapper with a golden shine to it. It feels perfect to your hand and the fragrance unlit is amazing. The Cuban triple cap seems flawless and the draw is just perfect.
The complex character starts to built right from the first draws.

The intro is a mixture of medium bodied tobacco with an almondy backround. The main flavor profile consists of some leathery and spicy notes built around a theme of roasted coffee beans. The finale is a beautiful descent from a complex symphony of flavours to a gentle fade to a spicy finish. All round and well balanced.

No wonder, the Montecristo No4. is the top selling cigar. I would score this one a point or two higher, but with past experience with the inconcistency, i am forced to give it only 93 points out of 100.

I truly, highly, deeply recommend.

Origin: Cuba

Construction 18/20
Appearance 19/20
Smoke/Ash 9/10
Burn 19/20
Draw 19/20
Aroma 9/10 (9,9,9)


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