Cigar Aficionado

Montecristo White Especial No. 1
Especial No. 1
Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
44 44
Tasting Note
Mild to medium-bodied with plenty of sweet and woody notes that range from toasted marshmallow to nougat. A nuanced and flavorful cigar.
Body Mild-Medium
Size Lonsdale
Ring Gauge 44
Length 6 5/8"
Filler Dom. Rep., Nicaragua
Binder Nicaragua
Wrapper Ecuador
Issue Cigar Aficionado – Apr 01, 2016
Price $9.75
More Reviews of this Cigar
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Oct 01, 2017 | Score: 87

The matte wrapper of this tan, thin cigar isn't particularly oily. Its mild straw-and-hay character delivers some sweet vanilla and citrus notes as well.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Dec 01, 2014 | Score: 87

Light and grassy with touches of balsa wood and a bready, eucalyptus finish. It's a long, pale smoke that burns and draws very evenly.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jun 01, 2013 | Score: 88

A creamy, lemony smoke with some underlying cedar flavor. Long and thin, the cigar has a full, consistent burn. Mild to medium bodied.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Feb 01, 2012 | Score: 88

Yellowish in color, this long cigar is mild but not without flavor. Creamy coffee notes complement coconut flavors.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Aug 01, 2007 | Score: 88

A golden-brown cigar with an even draw. It’s a mild- to medium-bodied woody smoke with bread dough flavor and a creaminess that comes through on the finish.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Jan 01, 2004 | Score: 89

Beautifully tan and well made, this lonsdale produces a toasty aroma. Medium-bodied flavors include roasted nuts and wood. The finish has hints of anise and spice.

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