Cigar Aficionado

Montecristo Classic Especial No. 1
Especial No. 1
Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
44 44
Tasting Note
A golden-brown lonsdale with an earthy, woody smoke underscored by notes of coffee and caramel. Richer than it looks.
Body Medium
Size Lonsdale
Ring Gauge 44
Length 6 5/8"
Filler Dom. Rep.
Binder Dom. Rep.
Wrapper U.S.A./Conn. Shade
Issue Cigar Aficionado – Apr 01, 2016
Price $10.45
More Reviews of this Cigar
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Feb 01, 2018 | Score: 88

The smoke from this thin cigar layers the palate with herbs, minerals and malted chocolate. Its draw is pleasantly firm, the burn line a bit wavy.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jun 01, 2009 | Score: 85

Pale and veiny with a decent draw and burn. Creamy and spicy notes clash with metallic flavors.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Apr 01, 2008 | Score: 84

This lightly-colored corona smokes well. It is woody and earthy but dry, vegetal notes hurt the score. Mild to medium bodied.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Jan 10, 2006 | Score: 85

Some veins and rough edges around the cap of this lonsdale. Wood and paper notes hint of earth. The finish is mellow.

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