Cigar Aficionado

Hoyo de Monterrey Petit Robusto
Petit Robusto
50 50
Tasting Note
While there was some inconsistency noted in the draw and combustion, this short cigar is salty and nutty with intermittent notes of orange peel, grass and dry woods.
Body Medium
Size Odd
Ring Gauge 50
Length 4"
Filler Cuba
Binder Cuba
Wrapper Cuba
Issue Cigar Aficionado – Apr 01, 2019
Price £17.70
Box DateApril 2017
More Reviews of this Cigar
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jun 01, 2016 | Score: 90

A near-pristine short robusto with a sweet, toasty maple and brown sugar quality. Hints of wood and nutmeg usher in the slightly sharp finish.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Aug 01, 2015 | Score: 91

A petit robusto with a great draw and even burn. Prominent cedar and earth notes harmonize with salty, roasted peanut impressions and a floral finish.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Aug 01, 2013 | Score: 91

Medium to full in body, this sawed-off robusto starts out leathery and brawny with black pepper notes as well, though the smoke has a creamy texture.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Feb 01, 2011 | Score: 90

Covered in a wrinkled wrapper, this cigar leaves notes of dried orange peel, earth and smoked meat on the palate. Full bodied and tastier than it looks.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jun 01, 2010 | Score: 90

A well-rolled, squat robusto with an impeccable draw and burn. It’s a meaty, medium-bodied toasty smoke that is not overly complex but hearty and flavorful.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Apr 01, 2009 | Score: 90

There’s an array of flavors on this cigar ranging from coffee and leather to stony notes. The finish has a bit of oak. The draw remains even throughout.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Oct 01, 2007 | Score: 93

A perfectly capped short robusto with a great wrapper. The flavor profile is diverse and sophisticated with meaty spicy flavors that take on a good shot of cocoa and leather. It gets better and better as it’s smoked.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Feb 07, 2006 | Score: 91

A perfectly capped cigar in a gorgeous golden-brown wrapper. Its cedar and leather flavors are rich, but not overpowering. The finish is toasty, earthy and elegant.

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