The 25 Best Cigars of the Year 2010

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Made By
Tabacalera de Garcia Ltd. (Altadis U.S.A.)
Factory Location
Dominican Republic
Wrapper
Mexico
Binder
Dom. Rep.
Filler
Dom. Rep., Nicaragua, Peru
Price
$10.50
Ring Gauge
50
Length
7"
Rating
92

Montecristo Platinum Churchill Tube


The non-Cuban Montecristo is one of the biggest brands made by Altadis U.S.A. Inc. Traditionally a mild smoke, Altadis spiced up the blend with the creation of the golden-brown Montecristo Platinum line. Montecristo Platinum is made with quite the intriguing and complex blend of cigar tobaccos, a four-nation grouping that combines leaves from traditional cigar tobacco countries (the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua and Mexico) with a more unusual source (Peru). The Montecristo Platinum Churchill Tube is a hearty, meaty smoke with flavors of salty, roasted nuts and wood on the palate. The cigars are made under the watchful eye of José Seijas at Tabacalera de Garcia Ltd., one of the world’s largest cigar factories.