Montecristo Espada Oscuro
Now, we’re pulling down the shades and basking in the earthy darkness with an Oscuro wrapper that takes the blend in a new direction.
Many blenders will follow a similar path with a popular natural blend. There are several wrapper options, but a well-fermented Maduro or Oscuro leaf is always a top choice to explore as a special edition. The Montecristo Espada Oscuro cigar has taken to the new cover leaf well. Cigar Aficionado described it as “a well-made smoke that burns evenly, delivering notes of hickory and earth with touches of ground clove and citrus.” The spiciness and acidity aren’t gone. The bright notes aren’t lost. Instead, we’re adding the earthy flavors we all love from the fermented leaf.
An “Espada” is a sword that all Montecristo fans will recognize from the company logo. As of the first release, this blade comes in a Robusto and a Churchill, so you’ve got your choice between long and short. We’d battle with these cigars if we weren’t afraid to break them. Instead, we’ll have to smoke this flavorful stick and find our weapons elsewhere.
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Montecristo Espada Oscuro FAQ'S
What are the flavors like?
Hickory, earth, bright citrus and spice.
What’s the strength level?
Who is this cigar for?
Montecristo Espada Oscuro cigars are for folks who love a Nicaraguan blend that’s leaning into maduro flavor.
Will I want to smoke it to the nub?
This one has gotten high ratings, so it’s quite smokable.
What’s a good pairing with it?
Let’s go all in on bright notes and pair this with an IPA. Flying Dog makes a strong Imperial IPA called The Truth that offers a similar flavor profile. For those who want to go earthy, try the Espada Oscuro with a Stillhouse Black Bourbon. Cola mix or not is up to you, depending on how much sweetness you want.
What’s the best time/place to smoke this cigar?
When you’re feeling like everything seems to be a duel.
Not with this one.