Montecristo White Series Vintage Connecticut – The Best of the Best!

June 7, 2016


Montecristo, one of the industry’s most renowned marques has been creating premium handmade cigars since the very first one left the rolling table in a small factory in Havana, Cuba in 1935.

For those of you that enjoy trivia: the Alexandre Dumas novel “ The Count of Monte Cristo” inspired the brand name, which was a very popular choice among the torcedores (cigar rollers) in their factory to have read by the lector on the rolling floor.

The original Montecristo brand remains a top-seller in Cuba and throughout Europe; however, in the mid-1970s another variation of Montecristo was established in the Dominican Republic and released for the US market. Now owned by Altadis USA, the brand has seen many new and exciting line extensions, and just like the first Dominican offering, they have all garnered huge industry acclaim while remaining an overwhelmingly popular choice amongst consumers.

Today, we focus on one of the brand’s most anticipated line extensions- The Montecristo White Series Vintage Connecticut. For those not familiar with the original Monrecriso White version, it boasts a lovely, hand-selected Ecuadorian Connecticut Shade wrapper, a Nicaraguan binder, and a blend of aged Dominican and Nicaraguan long fillers.  The cigar remains an overwhelming favorite, thanks to its luxurious, silky smooth, medium-bodied flavor. Fast forward to today, and you will find that Altadis has decided to expand on a good thing and create the best of the best, by releasing the Montecristo White Series Vintage Connecticut handmade premium cigar. Redesigned from the top down, this tour de force starts with a beautiful hand painted box showing a plantation field adorned with thick green tobacco plants and a curing barn in the background, all rendered in stunning detail.  Seated inside, you will find 20 gorgeous triple banded smokes that mirror the splendid artwork found on the box.

White Series Vintage spares no expense when it comes to perfection, and this becomes obvious the moment you feast your eyes on its visually stunning USA-grown 2008 Connecticut shade wrapper. To supplement this 8-year fully- ripened top leaf, the heralded Grupo de Maestros at Altadis cherry-picked  a filler blend of carefully aged tobaccos from Nicaragua, the Dominican Republic, and Peru, along with a zesty Nicaraguan binder to complete this exclusive recipe.

Montecristo White Series Vintage Connecticut  tastes as luxurious as it looks. Mellow to medium bodied in strength (thanks to its deeply fermented tobaccos) every savory draw seduces the palate with multi-layered notes of vanilla, hazelnut, and espresso accented by a warm spicy sweetness that makes its presence known throughout the length of the smoke. In addition, the complexity intensifies as the smoke matures, making it almost impossible to put down before burning your thumb!

The brands famous triangulated logo, represents top-quality, outstanding artisanship, and award winning taste. And the luxury White Vintage Connecticut cigar truly lives up to the legendary Montecristo name!



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