WRAPPER: Connecticut Broadleaf/Habana 2000 BINDER: Dominican Republic FILLER: Dominican Republic/Honduras/Peru
Montecristo is one of the most famous, and trusted brands in the cigar world today. First manufactured in 1935 Cuba by Alonzo Menendez and Pepe Garcia, this brand is currently manufactured in the Dominican Republic, and is now owned by Altadis USA, who controls its distribution and marketing in the United States.
The Montecristo brand was inspired by the adventure novel, "The Count of Monte Cristo", which was a popular novel among cigar rollers in their factory, and read by the lector on the rolling floor. This was done to help pass the long work day.
Best known for it's mild to medium blends Montecristo has produced a superb handcrafted medium to full bodied, cigar with an amazing flavor. Expect notes of full-flavored tobacco, aged leather, earthy woodiness and a smooth, robust finish.
If you're a medium to full bodied cigar connoisseur this is a must try.
Featured Customer Reviews for MONTECRISTO PERUVIAN
Hard to Beat this One !!!
I have always been somewhat adventurous when it comes to smoking cigars that contain tobacco from the non-traditional countries like Peru. Ive been a fan of the Montecristo Afrique for quite some time, but had never tried the Peruvian Buena Fortuna Maduro. Im glad that I finally did. Aesthetically, this is a beautiful cigar ... a very dark maduro wrapper that is as good as Ive ever seen. The pre-light aroma is distinctive. While the draw on my first one was a tad stiff, it posed no problems when it came to lighting and smoking it and may be related only to that one particular cigar. The ash is a very light grey and the burn line is razor sharp. The reason I smoke cigars is the flavor and this one has flavor by the ton. Rated as a medium/full strength cigar, the flavor is like the appearance: outstanding. All in all, the Montecristo Peruvian Buena Fortuna Maduro is an outstanding with one added bonus: it is a bargain !!! If you smoke maduros, give this one a try. I think that if you do, you will be back for more.