Montecristo Epic Vintage 2012
When you’re over a century old, what’s another mere decade of waiting, right?
The Epic cigars line has been built around vintage tobacco since the first release, with each blend bringing solid medium-full strength and flavor to keep smoke hounds happy. The first release (simply known as Montecristo Epic) used vintage 2007 leaf in the Nicaraguan and Dominican filler blend and earned a 91 rating for its creamy, woody smoke. The follow-up (Epic Craft Cured) featured a 2006 Nicaraguan rosado Oscuro wrapper grown by the Plasencias and delivered an interesting profile of citrus and wheat that many enjoyed.
The Montecristo Epic Vintage 2012 cigars are another welcome evolution of this always-intriguing line. These come in closer to medium in strength, but pack an astounding amount of taste and aroma into the stick thanks to a blend that pulls tobacco from a variety of different soils.
The blend was overseen by Rafael Nodal of Aging Room fame – the man responsible for the 2019 Cigar Aficionado Cigar of the Year, the Aging Room Quattro Nicaragua. Inside the filler, the blend is where you’ll find the vintage Dominican leaf that makes the Montecristo Epic 12 cigar unique. This leaf has been developing and maturing since its harvest in 2012 and is now fully ready for smoking. This high-quality choice of long-filler is combined with Nicaraguan tobacco, and both are then bound in more Dominican leaf. On the outside, to up the ante, you’ll find an exotic Ecuador Sumatra wrapper with the handsome coppery-brown color of a well-worn penny.
Tabacalera de Garcia in the Dominican Republic has outdone themselves yet again with another impressive stogie. The Epic line is indeed true to its name, bringing out top-shelf tobacco to power blends to the next level in the Montecristo Epic Vintage 12 cigar. Undoubtedly this release stands out from the average smoke, demonstrating why the best things often come to those who will wait.
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Montecristo Epic Vintage 2012 FAQ's
What are the flavors like?
Fragrant wood and mellow herbs.
What’s the strength level?
Who is this cigar for?
People who love a well-aged tobacco in their blends.
Will I want to smoke it to the nub?
If you’re a flavor aficionado, the Montecristo Epic Vintage 2012 cigar one will be a pleasure from start to finish.
What’s a good pairing with it?
Let’s go old school here. How about a glass of port, if you have such a thing in your liquor cabinet? If not, grab a bottle of Quinta do Noval Black Port. Totally affordable and a fantastic value if you’re not a big port drinker. Enjoy the pairing after dinner when you’ve got an hour to kick back.
What’s the best time/place to smoke this cigar?
This one needs time to breathe. Pick a time and place when you can truly focus and enjoy the blend.
Once you get a taste for vintage tobacco, it can be hard to track down your next blend to try.