Cigar Aficionado

Montecristo Classic Churchill
Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
54 54
Tasting Note
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.
Body Mild-Medium
Size Churchill
Ring Gauge 54
Length 7"
Filler Dom. Rep.
Binder Dom. Rep.
Wrapper U.S.A./Conn. Shade
Issue Cigar Aficionado – Apr 01, 2017
Price $13.34
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: Oct 01, 2014 | Score: 88

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.

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