Cigar Aficionado

Montesino Diplomatico
Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
42 42
Tasting Note
A well-made cigar with a good draw and a toasty aroma. There are earthy, medium-bodied flavors mixed with herbal and spice notes.
Size Corona
Ring Gauge 42
Length 5 1/2"
Filler Dom. Rep.
Binder Dom. Rep.
Wrapper U.S.A./Conn. Shade
Issue Cigar Aficionado – Jun 01, 1995
Price $3.00
More Reviews of this Cigar
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jun 01, 2006 | Score: 86

This yellow cigar is slightly spicy. It’s creamy, with notes of hard wood and a mild to medium body.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Apr 01, 2005 | Score: 87

Rough, veiny and toothy. The cigar warms up nicely, taking on cream notes and some sweet wood flavor. Mild- to medium-bodied.

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

Light and creamy in color, with a perfect draw and burn, and a roughish aroma. The smoke is mild, with a dry taste to start that becomes savory and somewhat floral. Mild.

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

This cigar has a silky, golden wrapper. It draws well, with oily flavors and a faint sweetness. Hints of cashews and caramel were also noted. The finish is spicy, with hints of nuts.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jun 01, 2002 | Score: 86

A bit veiny, this cigar burns with a sweet aroma. It's papery and oily, with some sweet flavors. Medium to full bodied.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Apr 01, 1998 | Score: 85

A yellow wrapper. It draws and burns well. The smoke is thin, and has a sweet, nutty flavor along with some grassy notes. Mild.

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