Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure No. 1
Corona Gorda
92
points
Cuba
Cuba
46 46
Tasting Note
A well-made, full-bodied cigar with chocolate and coffee flavors. A solid, spicy smoke with a long finish.
Size Corona Gorda
Ring Gauge 46
Length 5 5/8"
Filler Cuba
Binder Cuba
Wrapper Cuba
Issue Cigar Aficionado – Jun 01, 1994
Price £11.00
More Reviews of this Cigar
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Oct 01, 2017 | Score: 91

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.

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.

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