HOYO DE MONTERREY EXCALIBUR MADURO EPICURE

HOYO DE MONTERREY EXCALIBUR MADURO EPICURE

SCORE
92
points
LENGTH
length
5 1/4"
GAUGE
50 50
STRENGTH
Size

Tasting Note

Among the fattest cigars in the Hoyo Excalibur line, the Excalibur Epicure is a 50-ring cigar measuring 5 1/4 inches long. General Cigar Co. makes the cigars in its Villazon unit in Honduras, which is also home to the Punch brand. Angel Daniel Núñez, General's president and chief operating officer, walks the company's vast tobacco fields and visits each of its myriad cigar factories as he oversees production of General's entire line. In maduro wrapper, the Epicure is a gem, a rare combination of two leaves of dark Connecticut broadleaf (one for the wrapper, one for the binder) around a bold filler blend combining Honduran, Nicaraguan and Dominican tobaccos. It's a leathery, earthy cigar with plenty of sweet cocoa and coffee flavor. It's also an undeniable bargain, one of the least expensive cigars on this list.

Details

Size: Robusto


Filler: Honduras, Nicaragua, Dom. Rep.


Binder: U.S.A./Conn. Broadleaf


Wrapper: U.S.A./Conn. Broadleaf


Country: Honduras


Price: $5.15


Issue: Cigar Aficionado – Jan 01, 2008


Designation: Top 25 of 2007 | Rank: 8


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