Archive | Sunday, June 6, 2010

Quick Smoke: Montecristo No. 2 (Cuban)

6 Jun 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.”

Montecristo No. 2

I had been hanging on to this Cuban icon for over two years, finally deciding this weekend that it was overdue for a date with the flame. I was right. While the physical properties were improved, particularly the stability of the ash, the flavor was slightly sourer and a bit less flavorful. Time may have withered away some of the almond and oak. I still recommend purchasing this 6.1-inch cigar—just remember not to wait too long to fire it up.

Verdict = Buy.

Patrick A

photo credit: Stogie Guys