"Montecristo" No.5 (4x40) (Cuban)
This small cuban cigar had a slightly oily, golden brown wrapper with virtually no tooth or veins present. The pre lit aroma consisted of cedar with peppery tobacco notes. The ash was dark grey in color and the burn was fantastic for the entire stick. The draw was perfect, producing tons of creamy smooth, full bodied smoke. The smoke coming off the foot of this cigar had a very nice floraly aroma. The first third provided flavors of leather and earth notes on the draw with a faintly sweet creamy coffee note on the finish. Reaching the second third, the coffee which was previously on the finish was now present on the draw. The earth faded away, however the leather was still a major flavor in the cigars profile. The flavors really came together to create a great blend consisting of faintly sweet coffee with leather and faint wood notes on the draw with the leather and peppery wood continuing into the finish. No more major transitions were present for the final third. The only noticable change was the creamy and smooth character which continued to get even more smooth and creamy as i was reaching the nub. A pepper note was ramping up on the finish, however it was balanced out by the full bodied flavors. I would not hesitate to buy a box or two of the Monte No.5’s. If you ever get a chance to try a cuban cigar, you cant go wrong with a Montecristo! Stay Toasting!