Country: Dominican Republic
Length/Ring: 7 x 54
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut Shade
My Rating: 4 Stars
Finally a day without 100+ heat yesterday. I couldn’t believe it when i stepped out on the back porch and didn’t instantly break out into a sweat. What a great day for a review, and why not review one of the oldest and most sought after domestic cigars the Montecristo.
Today we have the Montescristo White Label cigar from Altadis. With its Ecuadorian Connecticut Shade wrapper and Nicaraguan binder and a blend of Dominican and Nicaraguan long fillers its makes for a nice mild yet complex smoke.
This is an excellent smoke to go with your morning coffee. The burn was perfect from start to finish. The ash held on tight for a good 2 inches before I had to knock it into the ashtray. I found cedar and earth flavors throughout the smoke. The last third was the best with some light coffee with a bit of spice. These are not typically what a seasoned smoker lights up on a normal basis, especially with all of the good full bodied smokes out these days. On occasion though they are a great change of pace.
I am the Chief Editor of In The Humidor and have been running this site since 2007! I enjoy a great cigar with friends and just hanging around the house. I have 3 beautiful daughters and a wonderful wife, we live in the Dallas, Tx area. I also enjoy a good bourbon, craft beer, and absolutely love the ocean and beach.