Cigar Aficionado

Hoyo de Monterrey Le Hoyo Du Roi
Corona
88
points
Cuba
Cuba
42 42
Tasting Note
Covered in a matte natural wrapper, this corona draws well, delivering sweet wood and earth flavors that are balanced out with sweet cocoa notes. A pleasant, medium-bodied cigar.
Size Corona
Ring Gauge 42
Length 5 5/8"
Filler Cuba
Binder Cuba
Wrapper Cuba
Issue Cigar Aficionado – Apr 01, 2007
Price £10.20
More Reviews of this Cigar
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Oct 01, 2003 | Score: 89

A nicely made corona with a pale wrapper. It has a perfect burn. The cigar is leathery and earthy, with touches of orange peel, toast and cedar. Medium to full bodied.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Nov 01, 2001 | Score: 87

Solidly built, this cigar has a firm draw and a dense, heavy earthy flavor. Medium bodied, with an intense spiciness.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Apr 01, 2001 | Score: 85

Great color on this firm cigar, with has a tight draw but a nice burn. It's tangy, woody and a bit spicy, with muddled flavors. Medium bodied.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Apr 01, 2000 | Score: 88

A cigar that doesn't offer up everything it promises. Beautiful wrapper, but a slight tartness suggests it is too young. Some notes of leather with coffee beans.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jun 01, 1998 | Score: 90

Another well-made, beautiful cigar. It has great balance, even though it will improve with age. There is a some sweet wood notes, and a light spiciness, including pepper. Sweet wood finish. A full-bodied, rich cigar with nutmeg and earthy flavors. It is very well-balanced with a long, cedery finish. A good cigar, but slightly disappointing, with a tough draw and little flavor.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Mar 01, 1996 | Score: 90

A full-bodied, rich cigar with nutmeg and earthy flavors. It is very well-balanced with a long, cedery finish.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Mar 01, 1993 | Score: 83

A good cigar, but slightly disappointing, with a tough draw and little flavor.

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
100-Point Scale