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Quick Smoke: Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure Especial (Cuban)

27 Feb 2010

Each Saturday and Sunday we’ll post a Quick Smoke: not quite a full review, just our brief verdict on a single cigar of “buy,” “hold,” or “sell.”

Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure Especial (Cuban)

When I reviewed this Cuban almost a year ago, I wrote, “Even though this is a fine, noble smoke today, something about the flavor leads me to believe it will be slightly better tomorrow.” I’m happy to report it is. The profile of graham cracker, honey, and caramel is more cohesive than I recall. And, as a bonus, gone are the burn issues that once plagued this otherwise well-built cigar. Now I can truly understand why the Especial (5.5 x 50) has been labeled the flagship Epicure.

Verdict = Buy.

Patrick A

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One Response to “Quick Smoke: Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure Especial (Cuban)”

  1. Lew Saturday, February 27, 2010 at 11:44 am #

    One of my favorite Cuban smokes. So much better than the HdM Double Corona which I think is overrated.