Monte by Montecristo Jacopo No. 2
Jacopo No. 2
93
points
Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
54 54
Tasting Note
Altadis U.S.A. Inc. has a library of storied cigar brands. Romeo y Julieta. H. Upmann. Montecristo. These are cigars that people have smoked for decades, and while they have large followings the company has made the ambitious move of taking a hard, new look at each of those landmark brands and offering new versions of each. Monte by Montecristo is a remake that harks back to what Altadis did with Romeo y Julieta in 2012 (you might recall a Romeo by Romeo y Julieta earned our No. 3 spot in the Top 25 that year). The box is sleek and modern, with a new take on the Montecristo name. But the real change lies in the cigar itself. Where most Dominican Montecristos are mild, with Connecticut-seed wrappers, Monte by Montecristo Jacopo is blended with Ecuador Havana wrapper, Dominican filler and two binder leaves, one Dominican olor, the other Nicaraguan Corojo. The box-pressed Jacopo (pronounced HAH-coh-poh) No. 2 size was released in 2013. The cigar has plenty of leather and spice on the palate, with a note of chocolate on the finish. It's a delicious new take on a celebrated old cigar brand.
Size Figurado
Ring Gauge 54
Length 6 1/8"
Filler Dom. Rep.
Binder Nicaragua, Dom. Rep.
Wrapper Ecuador
Issue Cigar Aficionado – Jan 01, 2015
Price $9.25
Designation Top 25 of 2014 | Rank: 9
More Reviews of this Cigar
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Feb 01, 2014 | Score: 92

This box-pressed torpedo is draped in a gorgeous, oily wrapper. It burns and draws evenly, delivering leather and spices, with a refined chocolate note on the finish.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Nov 19, 2013 | Score: 92

This box-pressed torpedo is draped in a gorgeous, oily wrapper. It burns and draws evenly, delivering leather and spices, with a refined chocolate note on the 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