Cigar Aficionado

Montecristo No. 5
No. 5
92
points
Cuba
Cuba
40 40
Medium-Full
Medium-Full
Tasting Note
Big, meaty notes of leather and black pepper come off this little corona, which is draped in a reddish-brown wrapper. It's balanced by sweet impressions of nougat and a heavy almond finish.
Body Medium-Full
Size Petit Corona
Ring Gauge 40
Length 4"
Filler Cuba
Binder Cuba
Wrapper Cuba
Issue Cigar Aficionado – Apr 01, 2015
Price £9.25
Box DateFeb. 2013
More Reviews of this Cigar
Issue: Cigar Insider: Jul 11, 2017 | Score: 89

A well-made petit corona that burns evenly, offering a sweet, floral smoke balanced by hints of crushed black pepper, leather and earth.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Sep 20, 2016 | Score: 89

The initial tartness of this petit corona dissipates to show pleasant notes of walnut shell, wood and roasted coffee bean.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Feb 01, 2016 | Score: 90

A medium-bodied little smoke with a firm draw. It's pleasantly sweet and bready with an array of cinnamon, baking spices and graham cracker.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Jun 25, 2013 | Score: 90

A woody showing of cedary and oaky flavors have underpinnings of dark espresso notes and a touch of sweetness.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Apr 01, 2013 | Score: 90

A woody showing of cedary and oaky flavors have underpinnings of dark espresso notes and a touch of sweetness.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jun 01, 2011 | Score: 87

A lumpy cap tops this otherwise attractive little cigar. It offers some solid earth notes, light pepper and minerals, but refuses to burn evenly.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Oct 01, 2008 | Score: 91

A rich and oily petit corona with a three-seam cap. It is toasty and smooth, balanced by spice and wood notes. Well made and an excellent performer.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Jun 17, 2008 | Score: 91

A rich and oily petit corona with a three-seam cap. It is toasty and smooth, balanced by spice and wood notes. Well made and an excellent performer.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Feb 20, 2007 | Score: 90

This good-looking petit corona has an even burn and draw. It is earthy and alive with leather, minerals and some oil notes on the palate. The finish is rich.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Oct 01, 2006 | Score: 88

A little cigar with a gorgeous, supple wrapper and a nice cap. The smoke has notes of coffee beans, wood and earth, and a creamy finish. Medium bodied.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Aug 01, 2004 | Score: 87

This well-made cigar has a fine draw and even burn. It has good tobacco flavor, with some earthiness to the smoke.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Mar 01, 2002 | Score: 89

Dark and solid, this beautiful little cigar is strong and oily. The smoke is chewy and peppery.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Oct 01, 2001 | Score: 89

A pressed cigar that's very firm. It has a superb draw. The smoke is tangy, meaty and leathery, with a hint of almonds and a short finish

Issue: Cigar Insider: Jun 01, 1999 | Score: 86

A small, rustic cigar with a reddish wrapper. It's packed with pepper flavors, with a hint of cherry and a vegetal finish.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Apr 01, 1996 | Score: 88

This cigar is a bit soft. It burns unevenly, delivering fairly rich smoke and a quick pump of tobacco flavor, but it's somewhat one-dimensional. A good morning smoke.

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