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REVIEW | Montecristo Edmundo

Tasting Note: The burn is a bit uneven on this cigar, but the draw opens up, imparting a substantial smoke rich with wood, sweet spice, nuts and orange peel notes. A slow starter with a lot of flavor.

  • Size: Robusto
  • Ring Gauge: 52
  • Length: 5 1/3"

  • Filler: Cuba
  • Binder: Cuba
  • Wrapper: Cuba
  • Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Feb 01, 2009
  • Price: £15.00

More Reviews of This Cigar

Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Jun 01, 2015
Score: 93
A rich combination of cocoa powder, nutmeg and salty earth all harmonize on the palate with each puff. The draw is full and luxurious.

Issue: Cigar Insider, Jan 20, 2015
Score: 93
A rich combination of cocoa powder, nutmeg and salty earth all harmonize on the palate with each puff. The draw is full and luxurious.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Dec 01, 2013
Score: 92
An oily wrapper and flat, mounted head make this cigar a beauty to behold. Thogh the burn is uneven, the full draw shows plenty of oaky and creamy coffee character, complemented by pepper and cedar.

Issue: Cigar Insider, Feb 20, 2007
Score: 91
This big robusto is well capped with a smooth wrapper and good draw. Strong wood and leather flavors are balanced with a long sweet finish.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Dec 01, 2005
Score: 91
A well-made cigar with a beautiful cap. The draw is firm. It has leathery, toast and wood notes, and a touch of bite on the finish. Meidum to full in body.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Dec 01, 2004
Score: 89
Rich and tawny in appearance, this fat cigar is well made. It has rich cedar and leather notes, with vanilla and nut flavors. It doesn’t grow in complexity, and finishes a bit flat.

Issue: Cigar Insider, Aug 24, 2004
Score: 88
This attractive, toothy cigar has a few rough edges around its three-seamed cap. It has a toasty aroma and an even draw. This robusto gets stronger as it smokes, but some harshness is included. Flavors include wood and earth, with a lightly spicy finish.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Jan 01, 1970
Score: 93
This fat and sassy cigar was introduced in the spring of 2004, but it has only recently begun to come into its own. The cigar measures 5 3/8 inches long by 52 ring gauge and is produced primarily in the H. Upmann factory, which is in the neighborhood of Nuevo Vedado in Havana. Originally, the cigar was rather mild, with a subtle cedary, tobacco character. Some even called it bland. But recent-production Edmundos have shown much more spice and coffee character. It’s as if the Cubans increased the strong tobacco (ligero) in the blend. A discussion with the factory heads at H. Upmann last fall didn’t reveal any changes, although they admitted to keeping an even more watchful eye on production and quality control. Whatever the reason, the cigar is now one of the most exciting coming out of Cuba.

Cigar Aficionado's 100-Point Scale
  • Classic: 95-100
  • Outstanding: 90-94
  • Very good to excellent: 80-89
  • Average to good commercial quality: 70-79
  • Don't waste your money: 0-69
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