Of course, in America, our Montecristos come from the Dominican Republic. The Cuban versions can’t be sold here due to the federal embargo. The good news is that the D.R. version isn’t a wanna-be. These cigars regularly reach the top of Cigar Aficionado’s Top 25 Cigars of the Year list. They earn high marks, even reaching into the 93-94 point range of excellent smokes that are a cut above even very good stogies.
Montecristo Original cigars are made with a core of Dominican long-leaf filler tobacco. The capa is an irresistible Connecticut wrapper that’s the color of wheat dancing in the sun.
As Montecristo says, “each rich-tasting cigar sports impeccable construction with a silky, golden wrapper that burns beautifully, a marvelously smooth aroma, and the creamy finish tells you you're smoking one of the world's great cigars.”
It’s one of those cigars you need to experience to see why it has the reputation it does. You don’t get to decades of success without figuring out exactly what needs to be done to create a fantastic cigar that is reliably good. One of the big reasons Montecristo enjoys the reputation it does is because year in, year out, they produce a cigar that you know will be a pleasant smoke. You don’t need to check up on it, you can just assume that a Montecristo Original cigar will be decent.
And for that reason, they’ll always be on our shelves and in our humidors.
Please browse our selection of Montecristo Original cigars at your leisure.
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Montecristo Original FAQ's
What are the flavors like?
White pepper, cedar, buttered toast, cappuccino.
What’s the strength level?
Who is this cigar for?
Montecristo Original cigars are for people who want a classic Connecticut to enjoy.
Will I want to smoke it to the nub?
What’s a good pairing with it?
Coffee will always be the perfect pairing with a Montecristo Original.
What’s the best time/place to smoke this cigar?
Morning, when everything is right in the world.
Over the years the occasional construction issue seems to pop up, but we’re happy to make that right if you get one that isn’t up to par.