No. 1 · 6.62 × 44 MX1
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mustbeyang on 11/05/15
I've found montecristos to be mild in flavor, but very consistent across the board in draw and construction. if you like the mild, creamy flavors that montecristos have to offer, then they're perfect for you
Construction on point.
xXxRomeo on 11/04/15
Great burning cigar. That was the first thing that caught my attention, the taste and smell left some to be desired but the burn consistency is amazing. The draw is flawless with a v cut and it burned completely even the entire time.
Smoke The Monte!
poppy's on 11/04/15
This is the first montecristo i ever smoked! Nice smooth stick. A great anytime smoke, light body, medium smoke output with the nutty, cedar flavor. Great smoke for beginers or oldtimers. Hey, it's a monte! Smoke One!
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Been around since 1935 and still here... what do you think
E.B.R. on 07/20/16
The most famous of the many famous Havana brands started only in 1935 and still going strong so that must mean there doing something right! Everyone who smokes has had one of these at some point in time.
One and done
Jarchen on 07/13/16
Was given this by a friend in a blind trade. While ive heard great things annoy Montecristo I was not overly impressed. Between the mild strength and the Connecticut wrapper, it just want my flavor preference. A good choice for those new to the hobby
Very consistent smoke
Poker Pete on 07/09/16
This medium bodied cigar is a favorite of mine. A little on the pricey side, but delivers a consistent smoke with a touch of cocoa and spice. You may be able to find the same smoke in a lesser priced cigar.
You can't go wrong with this cigar
Firefighter53085 on 07/08/16
I personally Love Montes. They are a medium body cigar yet full of flavor. I think this is an aromatic cigar and could taste hints of coffee and vanilla. A Great and safe choice to have around when you have buddies over. I think if this is your first cigar or if you're a connoisseur you will love this cigar. Love it!
One of my top go to cigars
Bhoman87 on 07/02/16
The no.1 is by far one of my top 3 cigars. The flavor is superb while not being over powering. The aroma it gives off while burning is enjoyable and the burn is even and smooth. I love these cigars!
Shagits on 06/28/16
Just tried one of these bad boys the other night. A fine smoke though I enjoy a little bigger gauge. Draw was nice and a consistent burn. Extinguished once during the smoke but I think I was paying more attention to my cocktail at the time. Would happily enjoy another anytime.
Good for beginners.
AycockBrosCraftingCo. on 06/27/16
I am not a mentercristo fan and I am not afraid to criticize a cigar. It's not as good as its hopped up to be. It's not complex nor is it a very unique smoke. It's mild in flavor and profile. A good beginner stick. I would recommend it for playing golf, or on a long road trip. Not good for people on a budget.
Xigarlover on 06/25/16
Montecristo number 1. That sums it up pretty well. This cigar is one of the best I've had if you're looking for a good medium to full bodied flavor. Nice thick smoke billows as you'll notice hints of leather and almonds.
Great Smoke great price
Aggg33 on 06/20/16
This cigar is an excellent Construction as well as a perfect draw. Flavors can be described as medium body low to medium strength and a mild transition about halfway through coming from rich leather transitioning to a sweet cinnamon Earth. Great Smoke great price
rharv97 on 06/13/16
Fantastic all around cigar. Montecritsto is consistently the best brand in the business today. A very similar cigar to the espada this is never a bad smoke. Notes of tea and chocolate throughout. Great burn and gets better with age. Nothing but positives here! However one disclaimer here is that the nicotine content is not for beginners. Standard high school cigar smokers will not be able to handle it so hede my warnings
Smokecatcher on 06/11/16
So I love Monte's. I'm more of a fan of the #2 and #4 because of the size. Especially Cubans. But regarding the #1, it has all of the flavors, consistencies, and construction but the draw is a little bit tough because of the length. I had a tough draw on the first one I smoked and used a skewer to get more smoke and it helped a little. The second one I smoked I did the same but did a very deep v-cut and had better success. I usually don't have 2 hours to smoke a cigar so it's a little inconvenient. I would stay with the smaller size.
Hodor the Great on 06/04/16
A great cigar. Expected For a cigar that costs as much as these. Well constructed and complex flavor profile. If you do some searching you can find just as good of a cigar for much less, rather than paying for the name
Monte is my brand
Sypher704 on 06/01/16
The Cuban montecristo no. 2 is the cigar that brought me into the hobby, as such anything from montes primary brand has a soft spot in my heart. While I prefer the torpedo to the toro, the no. 1 is a strong representation...or recreation, of that iconic smoke I enjoyed so many years ago. While it isn't nearly as sweet as the Cuban, I'd say the construction is far superior. Just a more consistent stick.
Really great smoke
Samlbowles on 05/29/16
Really good on the cold draw. Stays consistent throughout the whole smoke. Great construction that makes for an even and full burn. Pairs well with my favorite IPA. I would really recommend this cigar for anyone who likes a good smoke, has the time to smoke it, and loves hoppy beer.
Copshop34 on 05/26/16
Are you kidding me, this cigat needs no review. By far one of the top 5 cigars on the market. You can't review a cigar of the quality of this stick. If you know cigars if you like cigars if you need cigars you should have won
SelfMade514 on 05/23/16
Great smoke, two of the three I've smoked had an unevenness to the burn, but nothing to crazy. Flavor is excellent (I'm still relatively new to this so I don't use words like "creamy" etc) construction of the stock was great, drew like a champ. Overall, I would recommend!
jonesSTL on 05/21/16
I really think this is a 5 star cigar. A classic in my opinion. Good tastes throughout and a really reliable smoke. Coffee and vanilla. Sometimes a bit small of a gauge for my liking, but this smoke is sophisticated.
Blasprilla on 05/18/16
I personally do not smoke mild cigars often other than on the beach or during a daytime event. This montecristo for me started off with a bit of a bite to it however it may have been my pallet just being used to much darker smokes. As i got to the 2nd half of the cigar, it really sank into my taste and mellowed out to actually taste very good and smooth. As far as construction, the cigar seemed to run a bit but it was most likely the fact that i was on the windy beach. Overall i would pick this stick up again purely due to value. Its a good stick for what it costs ya and thats really the point of selection.
Montecristo or nothing.
Synner13 on 05/07/16
It's a perfectly constructed Monte. What more can be said? A wonderful throwback kind of cigar that pairs very nicely with morning coffee, bringing out its expresso tones. Or a very nice way to end a day with a good wine. Draw was flawless. Construction was elegant. Flavor was impeccable.
Low end Monty. Gets a few props
KLKINGFISHER on 05/04/16
A mellow smoke that I think pairs great with a sunrise and a serious cup of Joe looking out over the water. Mild and smooth. Fairly loose and soft upon burning with a few touch ups normally required. A bit nutty and creamy. With a touch of cedar. Not at all a bad cigar. And normally at a nice price.
RobSmokes on 05/01/16
Montecristo No. 1 what ca I say? Nothing but the best is included in this cigar is deffinetly one of my favorite go to smokes and has premium quality all over it, i mean it is a Montecristo where talking about? Right if you haven't before you deffinetly need to try this cigar
Good but not great
walterhund on 04/30/16
I have smoked many Montecristo cigars in my day and they are great but this one was only good. The flavor was especially lacking for a premium cigar. The draw and construction were good but for the price it was not the best.
Typical Monte smoke
Shutterjack on 04/27/16
I personally believe the no. 2 to be the best smoke out there - bar none. But Montecristo's strong reputation is not wasted on this one either. A very reliable smoke with the flavor, body, and construction you expect out of a Monte. A wonderful smoke anytime
Love this stick
Trevor09n on 04/26/16
I love this stick. The construction and consistency is what speaks to me, just as much as the great flavors that you get out of this medium body cigar. The ash shows what you need to know about the cigar. Long, white ash that holds on for over half the cigar and has a prefect, razor sharp burn line
A benchmark cigar for quality and consistency
JimWhitman on 04/26/16
Very good, but a bit overrated, there are plenty of cigars at a better price with much more flavor, even as a mild smoke such as this. You're paying for the band here, but that band also implies consistency and quality.
One to try
Bsentaio on 04/19/16
Great flavors of leather a bit of sweetness and spice. Consistent flavors throughout with a medium strength and body. Nice resistance on the draw not too snug not too loose. Great burn time ending at nearly 2 hours.
35 years, a go to cigar for me.
Earle H. on 04/12/16
What can I say about Montecristo that hasn't been said. These are top shelf handmade cigars with superb construction that makes it a great smoking experience. The draw and burn are always spot on.
Montecristo No. 1 Review
Fuentes 8-5-8 on 04/10/16
Upon cutting/lighting cigar flavor notes that hit salty grass, woody, slight pepper spice. Very little smoke however very smooth. This is a mild-medium cigar upon lighting however.....continue reading. 45 minutes into smoking flavor notes of salty grass, toasted almonds, sweet coffee and finish spicy cedar with leather which is very earthy. Very slow burning cigar. 1½ flavor notes cinnamon, cedar, spicy leather, black pepper, and last (my favorite) bold dark coffee. At 1st very difficult to taste flavors due to barely any smoke coming out from draw. Towards end of cigar I would rate medium-strong cigar.
Gwinny on 04/09/16
The Montecristo number one is a delightful smoke. It leaves hands of all men's find tobacco and also chocolatey smoke in your mouth. I would highly recommend this to anyone looking to enjoy every day stick and quite possibly open the pallet to something no or Doyle rules
My all time favourite
Kenny Stroh on 04/07/16
Montecristo is my all time favorite, it's woody, nutty, and sweet with touches of coffee and spice. Never boring, always consistent and a beautiful cigar for any time of day. Go out and try one now, you will thank me later
I'm Your Huckleberry
Elmoose on 04/07/16
Montecristo is the staple of my cigar diet. It was one of the first smokes that I smoked that I enjoyed smoking. With a medium body and flavor and a great construction, all wrapped up with a smooth draw and finish th as the you come to enjoy and love. Can't be beat.
Cigarbacca on 04/05/16
Only lost one star on consistency because I can't afford to smoke these all the time lol so consistency isn't something I would be able to attest to, this cigar is the quintessential goto for someone who wants a great experience but beware it comes at a cost but still at what I would consider a great value!
Excellent cigar good price will smoke again
Rshxanadu2112 on 03/28/16
The Montecristo number 1 white series. I have always found Monte Cristo to be inconsistent however this cigar when you find one with a good draw has an excellent nutty flavor and a very solid finish. Normally I smoke my Monte Cristo's only if they're Cuban but I was given one of these cigars buy a close friend so I decided to give it a shot it did not disappoint.
Nor a cuban but pretty darn good
Brandonrit on 03/18/16
For those that don't have the ability to get a no. 2 these are probably the next best thing stateside. Good clean draw. Excellent construction and a great afterteste. Pairs well with b a morning coffee.
firstname.lastname@example.org on 03/17/16
Excellent Smoke. Excellent draw. Outstanding cigar. I would recommend this cigar over any that I have smoked including the Cubans given to me by grinds in South Flordia. It has really great flavors like vanella cedar & pepper.
Magnificent tasting cigar
Zesty on 03/15/16
Make sure you have 2 hours to enjoy this toothy rugged long cigar. This dark brown leathery wrapped cigar has an oily sheen. The construction is solid with a definite hard spot at the tip. The draw was resistive but not a big issue. The burn is very straight and the ash is a nice compacted grey color. No corrections or relight' needed . Pre draw aroma was a musty hay smell. The glover is a true Montecristo - wood and leather, this cigar a a Cuban twang to it. The first 3rd was exceptional and delicious - totally fruit forward. The 2end of the 1sr third is fruit forward with. fresh Cider taste and the start of the 2nd third evolves into a lemon peel and raisin flavor. This medium flavored medium taste cigar is impeccable. The final third shifts to a cherry wood taste that evolves back to all wood and ends with multi fruit flavor. The draw get tighter in the final third as well. This is a well balanced fabulous light tobacco cigar, Overall - great flavor and s total joy to smoke.
BlueJawbreaker on 03/15/16
Decent smoke with some body to it, not an overly smooth cigar yet not rough. I found the construction and the draw to be of good quality however the cigar is too bland for my tastes and not worth the cost.
PadronKing on 03/15/16
beautiful to look at and has an exceptional flavour. These cigars are physical and refined. They make a great pair with a nice port or rum. I would avoid a scotch that is either too oaky or peaty as it may overpower the cigar. Although they would not typically be my first choice I was pleasantly surprised. If you can manage to get an older box for a good price or have the ability to age them yourself, these are definitely ones to try. I am definitely looking forward to savoring them this summer.
Always a great cigar
Lvacgar on 03/14/16
Dark, oily wrapper, flawless construction. Minimal veining. Firmly packed, just the right amount of give when gently squeezed. Lit easily, burned perfectly with no correction necessary. Medium in strength until last 1/3. Cocoa overtones, not complex but not one note wonder. Nice smoke!
Would buy again
Snow04 on 03/14/16
it got really impressive with a delicious dark chocolate flavor. The wrapper cracked after a couple days of storing it in my humidor at perfect humidity, but it didn't affect my smoke. It was a difficult draw at first, as expected for such a big cigar, and every huge draw I would take occasionally had very little smoke to compliment that draw. All in all, I wouldn't say it was impressive at first but really caught my attention after I reached mid-body.
Banjo on 03/13/16
When good these are one of the most underrated smokes! Elegant, refined, sophisticated...Wonderful evolvement staring light and developing to med/full. Hint of cedar along with all the best of the MC profile of flavours. My most recent box just one year of age and very good indeed - am smoking half the box now and have put the other half away to age. Medium colour, beautiful box pressed appearance - all round deliscious.
thedoman on 03/10/16
Not the best cigar I've had but not the worst. It has it's place in the line up. Finishes better than it starts which is always good. Draw gets better as you smoke and the flavors cone through in the end in spades. Wish the first draw was better
Lower end Montne
jimb05 on 03/09/16
Huge Monte fan but this one left me wanting more. It was good, but compared to others I've smoked (especially TEXAS Edition), I've had much better. Still, worth trying if you haven't yet and like Montecristo's
Nutty nutty nutty
RollTide CrimsonWhite on 03/08/16
These cigars are generally well constructed and are from a widely respected manufacturer. Boat falling well short of their CC counterparts, they're not a bad cigar. If you like a more nutty flavor profile these should be right up your alley
G. Washington on 03/07/16
An absolute cracker. Great flavour and a total joy to smoke. I’m surprised not to see this Lonsdale mentioned more on Forums because it is genuinely outstanding. A little word of caution though, for two of it’s thirds the Monte No 1 seem docile, but in final third the tobacco strength increases dramatically, and you will notice it on standing up.
Another monte favorite!
Rexpepper651 on 03/06/16
Beautiful smoke! Montecristo does it again. Im a big fan of their work. The construction is airways beautiful. Perfect draw every time. this is my go to morning stick to go with coffee. Give it a try if you love smooth flavorful smoked.
Will..b on 03/01/16
These cigars were a little to light for me, I didn't really get a flavor smoke out of these cigars, the smoke was very light, the burn was even and nice, but not strong enough for me, if you are looking for a entry level cigar these would be one of the ones I recommend.
Great for a good time
Ksc23 on 02/29/16
It's a big cigar, it's fun and not to expensive. Bought a box of these for poker night to enjoy with a bunch of my friends that have never smoked. Highly enjoyable and it gives you that look you want when playing cards
Smoking on 02/26/16
Monte Crisco number one one of my favorites 5 out of 5 every time. Balance 12 flavors always great and you can consistency I must there always right. You get a sweetness and balance like none other well worth the price I was just to Robusto maybe even the Churchill can't miss out on this guys get it while you can
Mike on 02/25/16
I picked this stick up at a local tobacconist and let it bloom in my humidor for 2 weeks. After lighting it the room smelled like heaven. The draw and consistency was excellent. Then it started to tunnel. So I put it down to rest. After lighting up again I tasted notes of wood and sweetness. Too mild for my taste but the flavors were there. More of a morning smoke for me. Rating. .....3.9 out of 5
Nfimbrez on 02/25/16
Oh man what a cigar, now this is an amazing cigar every time. I would recommend this to anyone who wants a smooth cigar that burns great and is consistent 100%, if you want a daily smoke and a cigar that has great flavor and excellent burn quality than this is for you.
I would recomend this
RyGuy's review on 02/24/16
On initial light I got pepper which I'm not partial to but went away after a couple puffs. It was smooth, creamy, complex. Strength was a medium that turned to a full at the end. Very good over all.
Great fill in for the Cuban version
Amon on 07/25/16
I'm used to the Cuban montes but I though is mix it up and give these a try. And I'm glad! They have some similar flavors that remind me of their Cuban brethren, but at a fraction of the cost. Construction is awesome and they are beautiful looking smokes, but the draw can be inconsistent. 8.5/10
A good smoke but not for me.
Bobrice on 02/24/16
I had the pleasure to smoke the Monte Cristo number 17 in a cigar bar in Las Vegas. Hi. It with a nice brandy and it's smoked well but I did not like the flavor as much it was a little bit to leathery for me an ice coffee notes and peppery but not my style it pairs well with the brandy. Although I did not care too much for it I would you recommend it for a lighter smoked as it is not as cold as I like.
Beastiekid on 02/23/16
Montecristo is probably my favorite brand of cigars. The No. 1 by Montecristo does not disappoint. While the No. 2 I found to be more of a satisfying smoke, the No. 1 will leave you pleased if you you prefer a more classical flavor of smoke.
bakerlg on 02/22/16
Montecristo is in my eyes one of the premier manufacturers of cigars today. The no. 1 is fantastic. Very clean and took a long time to burn. Only thing I don't like is the price but if money isn't an issue this is a great choice
Thclemens on 02/19/16
These are great sticks, one of my top ten. Flavor, draw and construction are outstanding and always consistent. A little spendy but always worth the splurge. I'd be proud to offer the Queen of England herself a MonteChristo.
One of my best cigars
Fatman31 on 02/19/16
To me it was a very good smoke. It had a great taste and wasn't that strong just like I like it. The burn line was even didn't have to touch it up not once. The cigar seem to get smoother as it went along.
Dmcopa on 02/11/16
This cigar is an OK cigar. I think it would be more of a beginner cigar smokers choice because it isn't great and it isn't terrible plus it's affordable I think it's more of a blend taste because it's not very consistent but it's still good.