Cigar Aficionado

Montecristo Classic Churchill
Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
54 54
Tasting Note
Creamy and woody in character this lightly hued cigar draws and burns evenly. The finish is sweet and savory with toffee and a touch of leather.
Size Churchill
Ring Gauge 54
Length 7"
Filler Dom. Rep.
Binder Dom. Rep.
Wrapper U.S.A./Conn. Shade
Issue Cigar Aficionado – Oct 01, 2014
Price $12.45
More Reviews of this Cigar
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Feb 01, 2019 | Score: 85

Coarse and veiny, this Connecticut shade cigar has a rough cap. Early notes of damp wood turn sweet with a hint of chocolate, but the finish becomes charry like burnt oak.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Dec 01, 2017 | Score: 89

Yellowish and veiny, this cigar is surprisingly flavorful, showing a nutty, almond-like quality with hints of cinnamon and cedar. A medium-bodied smoke.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Apr 01, 2017 | Score: 87

As mild as it looks, this lightly-hued Churchill offers a woody, herbal smoke with hints of vanilla and a nutty touch of pecan on the finish.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jun 01, 2012 | Score: 84

Big and blonde with a very round head and some light veins to the wrapper. Creamy vanilla notes are offset by green vegetal flavors and some underlying bitterness.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Aug 01, 2010 | Score: 86

A large, lightly colored cigar with even combustion. It starts out chalky and acidic, but eventually turns creamy with some cedar flavors.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Aug 01, 2008 | Score: 86

A pale cigar with an uneven burn. The savory smoke starts toasty and woody but becomes papery and slightly grassy on the finish.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Apr 01, 2006 | Score: 85

Pale in color, this mild cigar has a touch of coffee bean, but it lacks depth.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Jan 10, 2006 | Score: 86

A mostly even burn produces a pleasant, nutty aroma. The cigar opens with nutty flavors, showing wood and paper. Sweet notes pervade the light, mellow finish.

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