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Montecristo D Edición Limitada 2005
D Edición Limitada 2005
43 43
Tasting Note
Even while Cuba’s largest brand, Montecristo, is often criticized for having inconsistencies due to its immense production, the special Montes in the annual Edición Limitada program have received nothing but praise. Last year’s release, the slim and elegant D (6 3/4 by 43), packs a punch with its aged dark wrapper and sweet tobacco filler. It’s sort of a supercharged Especial No. 1, and is more than satisfying with its spicy, almost chocolaty character. Most of the cigars are made in the new H. Upmann factory, which opened in November 2003. It’s one of Cuba’s best factories at the moment—modern and well organized to make the best smokes.
Size Lonsdale
Ring Gauge 43
Length 6 3/4"
Filler Cuba
Binder Cuba
Wrapper Cuba
Issue Cigar Aficionado – N/A
Price £12.75
Box DateN/A
Designation Top 25 of 2005 | Rank: 17
More Reviews of this Cigar
Issue: Cigar Insider: Sep 20, 2005 | Score: 90

This attractive dalia has a finely finished three-seam cap. It burns evenly, with a big, nutty aroma. There is plenty of wood on the palate, as well as some cedar. The charry finish has notes of leather and earth.

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
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