Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure No. 1
Epicure No. 1
91
points
Cuba
Cuba
46 46
Medium
Medium
Tasting Note
While the veiny wrapper is not the most pristine, the cigar is full of sweet, woody and floral intonations that build to a chocolate-like finish.
Body Medium
Size Corona Gorda
Ring Gauge 46
Length 5 5/8"
Filler Cuba
Binder Cuba
Wrapper Cuba
Issue Cigar Aficionado – Oct 01, 2017
Price £20.60
Box DateNov. 2016
More Reviews of this Cigar
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jun 01, 2016 | Score: 89

Softly pressed with a three-seam cap, this is a primarily floral cigar with elements of gingersnap and walnut. The toasty finish also carries touches of grass and wood.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Jan 19, 2016 | Score: 89

Softly pressed with a three-seam cap, this is a primarily floral cigar with elements of gingersnap and walnut. The toasty finish also carries touches of grass and wood.

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

Rich and savory from the first puffs, this cigar is full of pronounced leather flavor that lingers on the palate, along with fresh ground coffee and nutty notes.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Aug 01, 2011 | Score: 92

This golden brown cigar starts with sweet cinnamon toast flavors that usher in coffee bean notes. Medium bodied and tasty

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

Great construction on this solidly rolled cigar. The burn and draw are very even allowing for a richly textured, medium- to full-bodied smoke that smacks of leather and cocoa bean. A bit of brie flavor emerges on the finish for an interesting complement.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Jul 21, 2009 | Score: 91

Strikingly well made with a draw that delivers a very rich smoke. This is a notably leathery cigar, with cocoa bean notes and a rich mouthfeel on the finish.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Oct 01, 2006 | Score: 86

A bumpy cap covers this cigar, which has a firm draw. The smoke is grassy and woody, with some salty undertones. It picks up some leather later in the smoke. Medium bodied.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Apr 25, 2006 | Score: 89

Golden brown with a perfect cap. Although predominantly woody, some sweet and sour notes of coconut, wheat and leather appear. The finish is short and nutty.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Dec 01, 2004 | Score: 88

Attractive. The cigar has a lush draw burn an uneven burn. Bitter at first, it warms up nicely to have earthy, cedary and musky flavors, with notes of citrus. Medium bodied.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Oct 01, 2002 | Score: 83

Wrinkly, rough and veiny, this cigar burns hot. The smoke is sharp and cedary, with a note of olives and some spice.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Feb 01, 2002 | Score: 85

A veiny, oily cigar with a well-made cap. The draw is a bit firm The smoke is woody and leathery, with some tangy, spicy notes.

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

This cigar has wonderful color, but is rather veiny. The smoke is peppery and bready, with a medium body.

Issue: Cigar Insider: May 01, 1999 | Score: 90

Near-perfect construction and a dark wrapper. This cigar has hints of caramel and some earthiness. A slightly bitter and dusty finish.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Apr 01, 1997 | Score: 88

A well-made cigar with a beautiful, dark wrapper. It has a good draw, delivering heavy smoke. Earthy and leathery, with sweet toasty flavors and hints of vanilla. A short finish.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Dec 01, 1996 | Score: 92

A well-balanced cigar with a powerful, full-bodied spiciness. There is a complex earthiness on the palate with hints of nutmeg. A long finish.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jun 01, 1994 | Score: 92

A well-made, full-bodied cigar with chocolate and coffee flavors. A solid, spicy smoke with a long 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