When one of the great heritage brands of the cigar world names a blend the “Classic,” it’s a pretty impressive endorsement. They’ve been making cigars since the 1930s, so what they consider classic could cover a lot of ground. But despite all that history, this is the one that has earned the title. And it lives up to the name pretty well.
Montecristo Classic cigars are packed with rich Dominican long-filler tobacco. They’re then wrapped with a bright golden Connecticut shade wrapper. This wrapper is authentic – grown right here in the USA in the Connecticut River Valley, offering the flavor that only that fertile soil can provide. At a time when so many companies focus on Ecuador Connecticut leaf, it’s always a pleasure to see companies who want to use our homegrown tobacco. Don’t get us wrong, we love Ecuador CT wrappers, but there’s a special place in our heart for the genuine article grown stateside.
Montecristo is broken into two separate companies, so we need to be clear about the origin of these cigars. Montecristo’s Cuban operation still operates to this day and makes fantastic smokes. The ones we sell are produced by the Dominican-based Montecristo company, owned by Altadis (who also makes Romeo y Julieta, H. Upmann, Henry Clay, Aging Room, and other brands). Due to the Cuban embargo, we simply can’t offer Cuban cigars, as much as we might like to.
The law’s the law.
Fortunately, the Dominican Montecristo company has a similar reputation for quality to rival its Cuban counterpart. Montecristo Classic cigars have always earned decent ratings and reviews. Most recently, the cigar earned a 90 with the smoking experts of Cigar Aficionado. They described it as “toasty and woody,” saying that “this slim cigar draws and burns evenly, revealing a nuttiness that hints of rich almonds and savory wood.” It’s a simple and satisfying flavor profile.
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Montecristo Classic FAQ's
What are the flavors like?
Toast, savory wood, almonds.
What’s the strength level?
Who is this cigar for?
Montecristo Classic cigars are made for those who love a simple and satisfying flavor profile that never gets old.
Will I want to smoke it to the nub?
What’s a good pairing with it?
This is a morning coffee smoke if we ever smoked one.
What’s the best time/place to smoke this cigar?
While booting up in the morning.
Sometimes these seem to suffer from burn issues.