Cigar Aficionado

Montecristo No. 5
No. 5
89
points
Cuba
Cuba
40 40
Medium
Medium
Tasting Note
A well-made petit corona that burns evenly, offering a sweet, floral smoke balanced by hints of crushed black pepper, leather and earth.
Body Medium
Size Petit Corona
Ring Gauge 40
Length 4"
Filler Cuba
Binder Cuba
Wrapper Cuba
Issue Cigar Insider – Jul 11, 2017
Price £10.35
Box DateAug. 2015
More Reviews of this Cigar
Issue: Cigar Insider: Sep 20, 2016 | Score: 89

The initial tartness of this petit corona dissipates to show pleasant notes of walnut shell, wood and roasted coffee bean.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Feb 01, 2016 | Score: 90

A medium-bodied little smoke with a firm draw. It's pleasantly sweet and bready with an array of cinnamon, baking spices and graham cracker.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Apr 01, 2015 | Score: 92

Big, meaty notes of leather and black pepper come off this little corona, which is draped in a reddish-brown wrapper. It's balanced by sweet impressions of nougat and a heavy almond finish.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Jun 25, 2013 | Score: 90

A woody showing of cedary and oaky flavors have underpinnings of dark espresso notes and a touch of sweetness.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Apr 01, 2013 | Score: 90

A woody showing of cedary and oaky flavors have underpinnings of dark espresso notes and a touch of sweetness.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jun 01, 2011 | Score: 87

A lumpy cap tops this otherwise attractive little cigar. It offers some solid earth notes, light pepper and minerals, but refuses to burn evenly.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Oct 01, 2008 | Score: 91

A rich and oily petit corona with a three-seam cap. It is toasty and smooth, balanced by spice and wood notes. Well made and an excellent performer.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Jun 17, 2008 | Score: 91

A rich and oily petit corona with a three-seam cap. It is toasty and smooth, balanced by spice and wood notes. Well made and an excellent performer.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Feb 20, 2007 | Score: 90

This good-looking petit corona has an even burn and draw. It is earthy and alive with leather, minerals and some oil notes on the palate. The finish is rich.

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

A little cigar with a gorgeous, supple wrapper and a nice cap. The smoke has notes of coffee beans, wood and earth, and a creamy finish. Medium bodied.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Aug 01, 2004 | Score: 87

This well-made cigar has a fine draw and even burn. It has good tobacco flavor, with some earthiness to the smoke.

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

Dark and solid, this beautiful little cigar is strong and oily. The smoke is chewy and peppery.

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

A pressed cigar that's very firm. It has a superb draw. The smoke is tangy, meaty and leathery, with a hint of almonds and a short finish

Issue: Cigar Insider: Jun 01, 1999 | Score: 86

A small, rustic cigar with a reddish wrapper. It's packed with pepper flavors, with a hint of cherry and a vegetal finish.

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

This cigar is a bit soft. It burns unevenly, delivering fairly rich smoke and a quick pump of tobacco flavor, but it's somewhat one-dimensional. A good morning smoke.

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