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Stogie Reviews: Montecristo Petit Edmundo (Cuban)

19 Nov 2007

Since it came out this summer, the new Montecristo Petit Edmundo has earned a heap of praise, not the least of which was a whopping rating of 94 from Cigar Aficionado. The magazine also named it one of “Cuba’s Stars” in the July 2007 issue.

Montecristo Petit Edmundo (Cuban)The whole idea behind the cigar is to deliver lots of smoking pleasure in a short format. At four and 1/3 inches with a 52 ring gauge, it’s the same size as the legendary Edmundo vitola, just one inch shorter.

This is in line with the newest Cuban style: short and stubby sticks for a modern, on-the-go life. That trend seems a bit ironic to me, especially since cigars are meant for relaxation and should never be rushed.

But I’m not about to complain. The Petit Edmundo is gorgeous in every way, from the classic Montecristo band to the red-tinted wrapper to the flawless cap. I wanted to wait a few months longer to review it, but I just didn’t have the willpower. (Damn my glass-top humidor!)

The cigar is strong and spicy from the get-go with notes of cedar, nutmeg, and pepper. Sweet and floral flavors are also present – both of which nicely round off the finish – and butter and almond tastes provide a creamy texture. A warm tobacco flavor with hints of cocoa is prevalent down the stretch.

Now some early reviews have said the Petit Edmundo lacks complexity. As you can see from the preceding paragraph, I thoroughly disagree. But I’m also interested to see how this Cuban puro performs with an additional six months of aging.

With a very even burn, a solid gray ash (I only tapped the ashtray twice), and an easy draw that yields tons of smoke with each puff, the physical properties are also excellent.

In all, this is a well-balanced, full-bodied, complex masterpiece that won’t disappoint – whether you pay as little as $10 or as much as $20 for a single. One of the best all-around Cubans I’ve ever had the pleasure to enjoy, I give the Montecristo Petit Edmundo five out of five stogies.

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Patrick A

photo credit: Stogie Guys

22 Responses to “Stogie Reviews: Montecristo Petit Edmundo (Cuban)”

  1. Insidious Monday, November 19, 2007 at 5:32 am #

    Fantastic review for what sounds like a fantastic cigar. Your description of the many flavors is really outstanding. I look forward to trying this.

  2. Reejay Tuesday, November 20, 2007 at 10:44 am #

    Awesome photo too!

  3. Dominic Remaro Wednesday, November 21, 2007 at 6:28 am #

    I agree without a doubt. This is a very tasty fullbodied and for a short smoke very complex. Also for it being less than 5 inches it lasts a fairly long time. But then again I smoke untill my fingers burn. You can pick them up if you know the right source for a very good price about$ 165-190 a box from Spain in the duty free zone.

  4. Eric D. Friday, November 23, 2007 at 8:30 am #

    Great review and pic too! I had a box of these this past year and couldn't resist not lighting one up earlier then I probably should have. To my surprise this cigar performed beautifully even with limited humidor time. Now when that embargo lifts, they won't be able to roll these things fast enough for the demand…hmmmm…(note to self: stock up on Petit Edmundos)

    • Den Saturday, February 4, 2012 at 2:54 pm #

      they'll never lift it, too much of a dominican/nicaraguan/honduran market in the US now

  5. CЛAДEHЬKИЙ Sunday, July 5, 2009 at 1:08 am #

    Хм, к размышлению… 🙂

  6. Вячеслав Saturday, July 25, 2009 at 12:42 pm #

    Действительно, как говорится – Без пользы жить – безвременная смерть.

  7. NKM Thursday, August 20, 2009 at 4:25 am #

    Anyone know how long to age a box of petit edmundos? I have one a box resting for 2 years. Would love to hear if anyone has tried to find this cigars peak yet.

  8. Олег Friday, November 27, 2009 at 9:33 am #

    Эээ, а объясните, пожалуйста, а то я че-то не совсем въехал, это как?

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