Montecristo No. 1
No. 1
91
points
Cuba
Cuba
42 42
Medium-Full
Medium-Full
Tasting Note
This well-made lonsdale has a luxurious draw and dead-even burn. Its smoke is redolent of dark chocolate, nutmeg and spice before a woody, leathery finish.
Body Medium-Full
Size Lonsdale
Ring Gauge 42
Length 6 1/2"
Filler Cuba
Binder Cuba
Wrapper Cuba
Issue Cigar Insider – Sep 20, 2016
Price £20.00
Box DateApril 2016
More Reviews of this Cigar
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Oct 01, 2017 | Score: 90

The floral smoke of this slim cigar also shows notes of almond paste and earth. There is an elegant touch of vanilla cream on the finish.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Jul 11, 2017 | Score: 90

The floral smoke of this slim cigar also shows notes of almond paste and earth. There is an elegant touch of vanilla cream on the finish.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Oct 01, 2015 | Score: 89

Crafted with a flat head and veiny wrapper, this slim smoke draws evenly. There's a floral undertone complemented by nutty notes, touches of vanilla and wood.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jun 01, 2014 | Score: 89

Cedary and tea-like notes of this pleasantly pressed Lonsdale take on touches of café au lait and a tangy woody finish. Simple yet tasty.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Jun 25, 2013 | Score: 93

Light tea notes and orange peel flavors take on heavier notes of wood and leather. A tasty, elegant medium-bodied cigar.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jun 01, 2013 | Score: 93

Light tea notes and orange peel flavors take on heavier notes of wood and leather. A tasty, elegant medium-bodied cigar.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Feb 01, 2012 | Score: 91

Very savory notes of leather and wood manage to get through the firm draw of this Lonsdale. The smoke becomes sweet with graham cracker flavor.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Apr 01, 2011 | Score: 88

A salty smoke with an underlying earthiness and some warm toasty notes that come in and out. Mild to medium bodied overall.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Dec 01, 2009 | Score: 91

A medium- to full-bodied Lonsdale with a slightly firm draw but good amount of leather, spice and wood on the palate. Well balanced and complex.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Aug 01, 2008 | Score: 93

A gorgeous cigar with a fine cap and excellent draw. It is rich, toasty and well balanced by creamy cedar notes that are uncommonly resonant on the finish. A difficult cigar to put down.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Feb 20, 2007 | Score: 89

Pressed with a flat cap, this cigar has a fine draw that delivers cocoa, cedar and leathery flavors. Some creaminess was also noted.

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

This cigar has a fine draw. It’s earthy, leathery and savory, with some herbal qualities and a zesty, long finish with a touch of wood. Medium bodied.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Apr 12, 2005 | Score: 85

A dry, coarse wrapper covers this cigar. It has rough notes and a poor performance. Great inconsistency—quite different from the other Montecristo No. 1 cigars

Issue: Cigar Insider: Sep 07, 2004 | Score: 89

This gorgeous lonsdale has a nice three-seam cap and a fine roasty aroma. Though the burn and draw are off, it has steadily improving flavors as it burns. Notes of caramel and sweetness lead to a woody finish.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Jun 01, 2004 | Score: 92

Wonderful Colorado color on this lonsdale, which has a fine cap and a silky wrapper. It burns with a fine aroma. Earthy on the onset, it develops a lovely sweet taste with hints of nuts, coffee grounds. Medium bodied.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Feb 01, 2003 | Score: 87

This pale-wrapped cigar has a firm draw. Nutty and toasty flavors lead to a spicy finish, but the flavors lack some depth, and the cigar is dry on the mouth. Medium bodied.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Jun 01, 2002 | Score: 86

An oily, streaky cigar that's well made. The burn was inconsistent and the cigar suffered from a firm draw, but there were rich, very sweet flavors to the smoke, and hints of leather and sweet fruit on the finish.

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

Box pressed and dark, with a beautiful cap. The draw is tight. The smoke is spicy and strong, with earthy notes.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Feb 01, 2002 | Score: 86

This chocolate-brown cigar has wonderful texture. It begins with a hint of tea, then turns cedary and creamy. A medium-bodied cigar.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Apr 01, 2001 | Score: 86

A good looking cigar with a nice head. It's sweet and meaty, and very strong.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Aug 01, 2000 | Score: 85

Inconsistent. Definite signs of youth. But there is a core of cedar and sweet tobacco flavors. Very woody.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Mar 01, 2000 | Score: 86

A well-made lonsdale with a good cap. It has an inconsistent draw. The cigar is medium to full bodied, with green, herbal notes and a light flavor of cedar. It lacks depth.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Aug 01, 1999 | Score: 91

A medium to full bodied powerhouse. It's filled with cocoa bean and leather flavors, and some hints of coffee beans. It also has a strong woodiness. There was some inconsistency noted in the draw.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Jul 01, 1999 | Score: 88

This cigar has a perfect cap, but some soft spots. It has soft, medium-bodied flavors, including sweet spices and fruit, along with sour notes. Very inconsistent.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Jul 01, 1998 | Score: 92

This is an extremely well-balanced cigar. Great looking. It has a smooth spiciness with a note of sweet nutmeg and dried citrus. A solid woody finish.

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

A medium- to full-bodied cigar with some mellow spiciness. It is smooth and well balanced with a floral character and some hints of cedar.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Apr 01, 1996 | Score: 85

The deep, dark wrapper on this cigar is a bit rough and veiny. It has a good draw, delivering earthy and woody smoke with a dried spice quality. Some odd tastes were also noted.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Mar 01, 1994 | Score: 90

This cigar showed inconsistency. At its best, it has a beautiful wrapper and nutty aromas with sweet spice and coffee flavors.

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