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Montecristo No. 2 Great smoke for the price. I expected bombs but enjoy these sticks and impressed with the flavor. 3 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Like VMG I am always skeptical of Cuban Monte #2 comparisons. I'm not going to make that comparison because I had the exact same experience as VMG. Here's what makes JR's comparible to the Cuban it is Med-Full wrapped tight with a silky smooth wrapper and it holds a long white ash up to 3. But you ain't gonna find no Cuban #2 5-pack for $11.40 USD. 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 was a little leary of buying this brand. im usually by rocky patels. however this was an excellent smoke. 3 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 This is my favorite of the Alternative line. Well made tasty and consistent year after year you can't beat it got the price! 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 The quality and consistency has down hill the last couple years. I have been smoking these for at least 15 years. Once they were great you would get bundle of 20 with 20 perfect cigars. They were very tasty good construction good draw and heavy smoke. But not anymore! I noticed about two years ago. Started getting bundles with around five duds. The duds were either rolled to tight to smoke or had one or two plugs in them Over time they started getting worse with even more duds per bundle. What is odd I usually buy two bundles at a time and would get one good bundle the other would full of duds The final last straw for me was this last December JR had the Cuban Alt Montecristo No. 2 on sale. I bought four bundles. Out of 80 cigars about 70 turned out to be duds. Had six with holes most the others as hard as broom sticks with no draw. Many in rage of temper I would break into and throw away. I will never waste my money these again. I have had bad experiences with many other Alternatives I have tried the last few years. I will never try them again unless JR starts doing some Quality Assurance on the products they sell under their own name. 1 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 I lit my first one up before the delivery truck left my driveway and all since have been consistently perfect. It burned perfectly. Smooth draw. Billowing rich cloud of smoke. Medium bodied with distinctive flavors that gain in complexity as it smokes down to your fingertips. The flavors are not 'exactly' like a Cuban #2 which is more Full bodied and wrapped tightly like all good Cubans. The JR #2 has NOW replaced the Ramon Allones Heritage 652 as my daily and go-to cigar. $4.27 vs $2.19 Winner Winner JR Cuban Alternative after Dinner. :-) 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Nice Cigar will purchase again. 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Great flavor/taste excellent aroma little if any nicotine No Pepper. Like this stick partly becuase it has no discernable pepper and a good aroma and flavor. I can space out my nicotine from other smokes to enjoy this. Purely tobacco flavor and aroma in this very pleasant and abundant smoke. An everyday in my book. Hope JR never changes this recipe. 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 I can't speak to its authenticity to a true Cuban but it does taste and feel like a montecristo 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 This is one of my favorite alternatives you cannot beat the taste for the price I recommend these to all my friends 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Have heard about these Alternatives for years and decided to finally give them a try. I should have saved my money. They are hot construction is barely passable and they canoe. 2 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Great smoke easy to light and stays together gonna let the rest age for a while 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 I was very surprised at how close it actually was! I have many numbers 2's and if you're a fan give these a smoke. 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 great cigar for the every day smoke burns even good draw cant beat the price bin doing these a long time montecristo #2 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 best cigar ever for the price. Has been my favorite for a while. 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Good cigar for its price. I have been smoking these cigar for some time and 90% of the time I have really been pleased by the consistency of cigar. 3 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Was a very nice cigar for a very good deal! Torpedos are my favorite and to have this option is just incredible. Good flavor and slow burn. 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 One of the best share with your friends sticks on the list. Perfect for the short smoke after dinner on the patio by the pool listening to some good tunes 3 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 A pleasant smoke but I wouldnt call it a number 2 alternative. The wrapper on this particular cigar had a number of holes in it. Looks like a beetle got into this one. It wasn't enough to hurt the draw but there was some smoke escaping. Overall a good choice for the budget smoker and a good choice to pack up the humidor with a smoke for your friends who never bring their own. 3 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Great smoke at a great price. Fast delivery as always from JR. Enjoyable anytime from breakfast coffee to after dinner. Always comes through with easy draw and smooth on the palate. Could be my new everyday smoker. 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 JR'S alternatives are always a good buy. You get the almost same smoke as the name brand but at a fraction of the price. 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Good smoke and flavor. I feel the wrapper was a little thin and light for my taste. Several unraveled upon lighting. 3 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 For the price they are an excellent smoke. Rosa Cuba are also a delightful smoke 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 I have been buying cigars from JR for over 20 years. 18 of which were great. The last 2 years have been going from bad to worse. It seems there is absolute 0 QC for JR alternatives anymore and worse the price continues to go up. I no longer find JR Cigar a Value. 2 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Bitter. Most were very bitter right out of the bundle. Draw was inconsistent and I had to relight many over and and over. Disappointed. 2 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Was surprised . liked the flavor and the even burn and the draw. reordered just today. 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Now my daily smoke. Has its own humidor. Awaiting my 3rd order. 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Never disappointed with the quality of this cigar. 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 👍 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Good cigar for the price. 3 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Not really close to a #2 but still enjoyable smoke. Burns well, good volume of smoke. Not very complex but would qualify as a nice every day cigar. 3 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 I've smoked these for years. They have gone down in quality. Most had very hard draw. Uneven burn . Had to throw about 1/3rd of the cigar away because of uneven burn. Lower half would burn away, while the upper half would be unburned. Flavor was just ok. Some seemed to have a bitter taste to them. All in all not a consistent smoke out of a 20 pack bundle. 3 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 not as consistent as last bundle of 20. seemed a little too peppery for my palate. 3 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 This smoke is what you should expect for the price. It burns my tongue and has a chemical flavor every few sticks. 2 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Great smoke. 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Smokes well. Light and good flavor. Burns too quickly at the end, though. 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Good smoke but needs floavor 3 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 I like your JR alternatives, however you send WAY too many emails, if you could just inform me when JR alternatives are on sale it would be great. If I continue getting so many emails I will have to block them, I don't want to do that. 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 I used to shop at JR because of value and quality now after this order I can't say anything positive. This will be my last order from them. The product was dry, like almost old. I had them in the humidor and they seem to be passable now but just going to take my bussiness elsewhere. 1 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Inexpensive is the only posditive attribute I can think of with respect to this. You used to make a cood alternative but over the last couple of years the quality has gone to hell, big time. 1 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Good cigar at a reasonable price. 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Not as fresh as they should be. 3 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Cigars are great. Support lousy. Have had last 3 orders cancelled for no reason. When I call no one can tell why. No help. Wait time 1 hr. I gues they don’t care about my business. 1 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 good 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Great flavor well constructed nice draw 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 A very good everyday cigar with good flavor. 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 This is my third purchase and it beats my last batch. Nice crisp smoke with a continuous burn. Little Vanilla whiskey and you will feel rewarded. Last batch had two fall apart with a constant burn issue. 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 These have been my favorite for a long time. Good tobacco and well rolled most of the time. This last order has suffered because the rolling has been pretty poor. 2 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 No taste but only have smoked two so far 3 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Most of the cigars from this order had good draw & flavor. In the past, some of the cigars I ordered had a very tough draw & therefore had a negative effect on the flavor. 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 disappointing; harsh, inconsistent 2 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 I’ve had real Cuban Montecristo No. 2’s and these are amazingly close...IMHO these are a screaming deal! 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 **** 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Very nice smoke. Smooth flavor and slow burn. I highly recommend. 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 would buy again 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 I love these cigars and they are my go-to daily smoke. Well made, beautifully rolled, nice even draw, and excellent flavor. Not too "bold", but enough to be a great, full-bodied cigar. 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Iv never had a real No. 2 so I can’t speak on the similarities between the two, but this is a solid smoke nonetheless. Good construction, nice easy draw and quite flavorful. Great overall smoke for the price. 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Way worth to try !!! 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Very good cigar .......... 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 These are my new favorite. Smooth draw, great flavor and pleasing aroma. 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Construction could be a little better and the cigar is mild until the end of second third but immediately goes to medium+. The finish is very short and the only flavor that I get is pepper. 3 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Very solid quality cigar. Price is excellent. Only complaint is sometimes the draw is not good. Rolled to tight. Otherwise very good quality. Most people cannot tell the difference without the wrappers. 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 best for the money 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 none 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 This is a great cigar for everyday smoking. Very consistent and flavorful without being too strong. An excellent go to cigar. 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 These will have a regular home in my humidor. I can't say that I've ever had the opportunity to smoke some of the high options many of the other reviewers have but I enjoyed this stick all the way through. Maybe it's not the greatest I've ever had but a solid daily driver with a great flavor and a nice rich smoke. Far better smoke than I would expect for the price. 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Very nice smoke. Today was my first time trying one and I have to say I am impressed. For two dollars per stick you really can’t beat it. I smoke plenty of cigars from these to drew estates and higher dollar smokes and this is a pretty good one. It will be my go to daily for a while. There is also a good one to give to friends and family who are visiting and not break the bank. Good job JR 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Holes in the wrapper on several and they all (so far) have almost instantly split. By the time I get it to light it looks like it exploded. I hate to waste anything so I've resorted to wrapping them in a old big label with painters tape to keep it together for a few minutes. I wouldn't put my name on these. 1 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 I am always skeptical about any cigar claiming to be like or attempting to approach a Cuban cigar especially the Montecristo No. 2. That said the cigar is fantastic. Is it like the real thing? Well...that depends on when you last had the real habano. If I were to compare it to the first no 2’s I smoked in the early 90’s then I’d say absolutely no. However my wife and I just shared a No. 2 from 2016-17 and it was very close. That said it is an excellent smoke and you should not be deterred. 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Enjoyed these cigars. Good size for the drive to work. 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 A surprisingly great stick!!! On wins while one will have a lifting wrapper (no different than any other premium cigar). I’m not 100% sold on the flavor similarity to a Monte #2 Cuban but a quality smoke nonetheless. I think they’re a tad over priced for a store brand but I will most likely buy them again. 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 My bundle was very good. The wrappers were nice the draw was nice the burn was nice. I really enjoyed these cigars. I really appreciate JR making these affordable bundles. Thank you JR!! 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 The quality and consistency has down hill the last couple years. I have been smoking these for at least 15 years. Once they were great you would get bundle of 20 with 20 perfect cigars. They were very tasty good construction good draw and heavy smoke. But not anymore! I noticed about two years ago. Started getting bundles with around five duds. The duds were either rolled to tight to smoke or had one or two plugs in them Over time they started getting worse with even more duds per bundle. What is odd I usually buy two bundles at a time and would get one good bundle the other would full of duds The final last straw for me was this last December JR had the Cuban Alt Montecristo No. 2 on sale. I bought four bundles. Out of 80 cigars about 70 turned out to be duds. Had six with holes most the others as hard as broom sticks with no draw. Many in rage of temper I would break into and throw away. I will never waste my money these again. I have had bad experiences with many other Alternatives I have tried the last few years. I will never try them again unless JR starts doing some Quality Assurance on the products they sell under their own name. 1 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Yummy. 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 I lit my first one up before the delivery truck left my driveway and all since have been consistently perfect. It burned perfectly. Smooth draw. Billowing rich cloud of smoke. Medium bodied with distinctive flavors that gain in complexity as it smokes down to your fingertips. The flavors are not 'exactly' like a Cuban #2 which is more Full bodied and wrapped tightly like all good Cubans. The JR #2 has NOW replaced the Ramon Allones Heritage 652 as my daily and go-to cigar. $4.27 vs $2.19 Winner Winner JR Cuban Alternative after Dinner. :-) 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Terrible cigar first purchase with JR not a good experience. never stay lit very inconsistent little flavor 1 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Excellent cigar. I original bought it at the store in NC. Loved or and Have bougyit twice since. 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Have liked this product for a few years. I keep it in stock in it's own humidor. Though not entirely consistent most bundles received perform as expected. A Medium to Full Strength (more on the medium side) cigar with a nice rich aroma and flavor. If I smoke it too fast / hot I loose the benefits and it can be somewhat harsh and flavorless. A great everyday at under $2.25 a stick with a nice easy draw generally even burn and a rather consistent construction. 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 I am a big fan of the JR Edicion Limitada and I decided to try the Cuban alternatives and this was a very solid cigar and I will definitely reorder. 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 It is well constructed smokes well and is budget friendly 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Great smoke. My daily go to. However occasionally I get a box where most of them taste horrible like there is something wrong with them. Super annoying so I'm rating consistency as a 3 star. Otherwise I would have given 5 stars all the way around. 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Great stick for the price. Smokes consistent throughout. It's not a real Montecristo but it's real close. 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 This alternative was pretty good. For around 2 bucks a stick you can't go wrong. I would definitely recommend this as a good daily smoke. 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 A friend of mine offered me one of these while playing golf with him. After smoking it I was hooked! Has great flavor and doesn't burn near the end of smoke!!! Great smoke for a fair price!! 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Starts off smooth and builds to a med to full body. Good draw and good construction. Smoked it to nub. Will be buying more and keep in stock. 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 For the price this is a good cigar. It's become my daily smoke. Very smooth medium smoke. I run into the occasional cigar with a firm draw which is my only real complaint. Overall very good especially for the price. 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Nice price on a reliable smoke! For around tow dollars they are hard to beat and better than many of the other JR. Alternatives 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 I'm updating my review below. Today I received my third bundle of these cigars. I also visited my local cigar shop (a high-quality place) and bought two genuine Montecristo #2 cigars (retail cost: $21/ea). I smoked one of the genuines and one of the alts. The flavor was strikingly similar. I enjoyed them both very much but I enjoyed the alt slightly more. (Possibly because the alts are a larger ring size giving a thicker smoke.) Anyway I will continue ordering these regularly. I really enjoy them. For the price you can't beat 'em. 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Although the price of this cigar has risen about 29% over the last several this JR Alternatve remains one of the best values around. I always keep a supply in my humidor and when I share them with friends they are amazed by the flavor and overall quality of this cigar. 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 truly great cigar 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Right out of the bundle I am really enjoying this stick. 1.5 inch white ash. Good flavors with a medium to long finish. Medium to full through the 2/3. Then it went and stayed solid medium. Not to bad. 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Good consistent smokes. I'd buy 'em again. A great deal for the $. 3 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 I have been enjoying this JR Alternative for several years now and have made it my everyday smoke. It is well made consistent nice taste and affordable. 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 These are no Fuente but are very good for the money! I will buy again. 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Not bad for 2 bucks a stick 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 This is my overall favorite Jr Alternative smoke. I think I have smoked about a dozen bundles of this cigar and they all have been good They all have had great construction very consistent. excellent draw and good flavor. I have decided to make this my everyday smoke because it is tasty dependable and affordable. 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 JR Alternative Cuban nice and mild. Occasional wrapper came loose. Easy to light and stayed lit. Burned relatively evenly. These paired well with cinnamon flavored bourbon. 3 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Without a doubt; You will love this stick! 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 the more you smoke the more you need this cigar. If you are like me you enjoy a fine cabin cigar. Unfortunately that cigar comes with a hearty price tag when you can get it. This cigar is not a cabin cigar but for the price I can justify smoking a lot of them and not have to worry about filing for bankruptcy. The are above average for the price. 2 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Great smoke good from start to finish full body even smoke worth every penny! Great construction smooth even draw. 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 You cannot beat JR Alternative cigars This is an excellent cigar at a fraction of the price of the real thing. I highly recommend 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Good cigar should have bought more. Perfect for a smoke with my buddies. Priced right and top quality. Would absolutely buy them again. 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Average cigar. Great for the price and perfect for a golf outing. Has decent flavor and smokes well. Lacks depth and needs a better finish. This is a good beginner cigar and for the right price. Guess i may have expected to much. 3 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 A pleasant smoke but I wouldnt call it a number 2 alternative. The wrapper on this particular cigar had a number of holes in it. Looks like a beetle got into this one. It wasn't enough to hurt the draw but there was some smoke escaping. Overall a good choice for the budget smoker and a good choice to pack up the humidor with a smoke for your friends who never bring their own. 3 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Great afternoon smoke at a great price! But wish they still had the Hemingway Signature alternative... 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 U have never had the original so no comparison there. What you do get with this stick is a well crafted tasty stick. Not bad at all. 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 This is a fantastic cigar. Over the past twenty years I have tried to find a tried so many value cigars for a daily smoker and results always varied. Now I am extremely pleased with all of the JR Alternitives. This cigar pairs very well with hazelnut coffee in the morning and also pairs well with Glenlivet 15 year French oak scotch after a good grilled meal. These age and marry well in a seasoned humidor. Construction draw and flavors are beyond expetations for the price. 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 I've smoked probably over a hundred of these cigars and I really enjoy them. Every now and then one may burn uneven but otherwise they hold up well and taste really good 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Jr Alternative is a great way to save m I new and have a great cigar. These have great flavor and medium to full body. They are great. 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 JR Cuban Alternative Monticristo No. 2 is a quality smoke. It's full bodied rich flavor is filled with mature spices. Definitely would buy again! 3 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 A great way to try new cigars is to throw out a few bids at the auction. That is how I got these Monte alternatives. Very good cigar. Some flavors here you rarely get for this price. Don't believe me? Take the wrapper off and let an old guy smoke it. He will tell you it is damn good. Anybody under 30 will like it until you tell them what it is. Never tell them what it is. They can't handle it. 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Any negative things I might say have to be weighed with the great price. I get an inconsistent burn on about 1 out of 4 of the Mont #2. Sometimes with holes burning through well in to the middle of the cigar. I continue to buy them because I can deal with the problems for that price 3 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Good smoke and flavor. I feel the wrapper was a little thin and light for my taste. Several unraveled upon lighting. 3 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Really nice and smooth for the price, gets a little heavy after you smoke more than half, but well worth it especially after sitting in my humidor for a few weeks 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Construction and draw were good. Medium strength, a one dimensional cigar. When they go on sale with free shipping, worth trying. I’ve had a couple of the real Cuban Montecristo #2’s and these are not even in the same galaxy..... 3 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Generally a good smoke once in awhile you'll get one that doesn't burn even. Price beginning to climb. 3 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 It's a nice cheap cigar. That's it, that's all. 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Consistently good draw. Good for the price. 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 This is a great moderately priced cigar. I have never been disappointed with the JR Brand. 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 These are great JR alternatives 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 The cigars received were very dry. They have been in humidor to try to save. 2 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Just got done with an Alternative that has been in my humidor for about a year or more. I have 2 bundles of the Monte 2 Alternative (says something about the cigar..don't it). I have about 400+ Habanos in one of my humis and I have the other stuff in a separate (over 1200). I just finished the Alternative alongside the original Monte 2. Yeah, its definitely an alternative. Its a great smoke. Nuances of pepper, leather, hay and grass, a great cigar. The original? Much more creamy and complex. Does that make the Alternative a bad cigar? HELL NO! Get some, its a delicious cigar, well made, and smokes very well. 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Good cigar for the price 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Very reliable smoke. Affordable everyday smoke. 3 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 This is a great cigar for the price. Mild, good burning cigar that you can smoke to the end. 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Great value 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 After years of smoking cigars, I have finally found my everyday cigar. JR’s alternative Montecristo Number 2 is perfect for me; mild, flavorful and reasonably priced. 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Great cigar 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 good smoke 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Great cigar with a consistent flavor from start to finish. Shipping is usually quick but these actually took about a week. I will definitely order more. 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Very good quality only thing is it burns quickly but that’s ok 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Been smoking a more expensive name-brand stick as my go-to for a couple of years but I've definitely found a replacement. These smokes are fantastic from the lighting to the little nub you'll hate having to put out. They are smooth yet give you plenty of billowy smoke and a flavor that will make you wonder if you were somehow sent a box of Cubans by mistake. I highly recommend giving these smokes a try. You won't regret it. 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Good 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 This is a very substantial alternative to the real thing. 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 A good daily. My 3rd order. Only a couple canoed but straightened out. No disappointments. 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 This bundle was nice! Nearly all burned nicely and were enjoyable. Good wrapper and construction. Found a nice value with this one. Ordering more. 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Good 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 This cigar much better than Key West,still delivered a little dry, however, recovered well for 4-5 in Hummidor. Great Smoke ! 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 I really expected a better smoke from JR. I have been buying their brand on and off for 25 years and this one was disappointing. 2 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Not a bad cigar by any means good value for money 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 I have smoked cigars for over 50 years. I'm very knowledgeable, and experienced, with a wide variety of brands and prices. I agree with an old quote of Lew Rothman. In an interview for Cigar Aficionado (during the boom of the 90s), he said, " I was asked ,"what's a good $10 cigar?". I told the guy,"a $2 cigar with 8 one dollar bills wrapped around it. A cigar is just tobacco. Find one you like. He acknowledged all the time, work, skill, knowledge, etc., that goes into creating a "premium" cigar. But, also that most of the price is marketing hype. I just bought 2 bundles of the edicion limitado sampler on sale, at $2 per stick. That is the best deal in the cigar market! But, some of these cigars cost $3+?, at the regular price. I live on a fixed income. I smoke 2-3 cigars each day. I can afford $2. I don't distinguish between special occasion cigars, and "daily smokers". I only smoke cigars that have flavors I like. I know plenty of good cigars, at $2 or less. I would smoke the Edicion Limitadas, especially the Cohiba Behike No. 6, everyday. As long as I get them, and others, on sale, and stock up. All cigars need time in a humidor. Cuban cigars are rushed to market, and need about 1-3 years before smoking! The JR ELs came ready to smoke. The bundles were in zip lock bags, which included Boveda packs. Plus, they had obviously sat in a humidor for some time. Because the cellophane on each was stained yellowish brown from the cigar oils. They were beautiful!! I smoked a Behike #6 right out of the box. It was delicious! And, the rest get better everyday. They will be a real treat after 30 days!!! I hope JR will lower the overall prices on the ELs. I ordered some regular alternatives, and they sent me the wrong ones. But, luckily they were a great Dominican figuardo ("mystery bundle") the "Obsequios". JR customer service is terrible!! They don't answer e-mails trying to cancel the mistake order, I sent immediately after receiving their order conformation e-mail And, it takes over an hour to get through on the phone. Famous Smoke Shop Customer Service answers on the 2nd ring. Where I ordered Drew Estate Factory Smokes, for $1.50 each. A very good cigar!! With large corporations controlling the cigar world (Altadis, General Cigar, etc.. It's hard to figure out their marketing strategies, back orders, etc.. W WE JUST WANT TO SMOKE GOOD CIGARS!! The wealthy, the snobs, the ignorant, will pay lots of money for PERFECT cigars. But, the majority of the US, and world want a good $2 cigar, of different flavors to suit our different palates. I wish JR (Altadis) would realize this , and provide these cigars on a regular basis. So we could fill our humidors (Tupperware, etc.)within our budgets of $50-$150 a month on average. Out of all the online cigar retailers, JR has the best "Alternatives, seconds, etc.). If they provided several quality $2 cigars, on a regular basis, we"regular guys/girls" would be regular customers. Instead of searching the other major online vendors (Famous, CI, etc.), for sales on the same products JR sells, that are not currently on sale, and priced at $3+. Which is a really fair price for the Edicion Limitadas, for example. But, limits our enjoyment, because we smoke 2-5 cigars each day. And, have to choose a "Daily Smoke", that for alot of people is a sub quality cigar (cuban sandwich, or faulty construction, ingredients, etc.). So, our cigar community is not fancy cigar stores/lounges/country clubs. It's wasting good cigar smoking time searching for sales. Instead of having 5-10 good $2 cigars on one website. Well, I've rambled on enough with this. I've built a substantial Tupperware humidor/s, filled with 5 good/great cigars, that will get even better over time. And, I'm going to sign off, go outside, and smoke an Edicion Limitado. And, think about whether this review/opinion will be read by anyone/everyone who can cause a change 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 I have been smoking cigars for over 30 years, and was a guest reviewer for the now defunct “Smoke” magazine back in the 90’s. I have A humidor full of vintage Cuban cigars. These Montecristo #2 alternatives (I’ve smoked many boxes of the real thing) are very similar in their flavor profile. Not exact, but quite similar, and overall excellent tasting. Excellent burn and construction as well, in fact the burn and draw blows away the Dominican Montecristo #2 I’ve tried, many of which were very flawed, and much milder than their Cuban counterparts. Not bad tasting, but not worth $10 per stick in my opinion. And for the price, I think they are one of the best values in the market, bar none. A great everyday smoker that easily stand up to much more expensive cigars. 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Tasty, even burn, good draw and a GREAT price! 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 These have one consistent quality. Construction. I have smoked several now and each one looks amazing. Then you light them and each one tastes different. There is no consistency in flavor. They are not bad smokes. I just never know what the next ones flavor profile will be. 3 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 My first purchase from jr. cigars seem to be overly dry. Outer wrapper came off when cutting the tip. Willing to try a second time. Hope it won’t be a pattern. 2 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 I have smoked 6 of these already. I love the draw. Just the right amount of resistance for me. The construction is also amazing on these. Sure you might get some incosistencies, but for the price, you are REALLY getting a GREAT cigar. 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Fantastic cigar 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Whoever said these were alternatives to the Cuban Montecristo #2’s must’ve been smoking something other than a cigar! Not even close,don’t waste your money, I smoked half of one and threw the rest out! 1 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Only picked up 1 bundle of these, will definitely get more. Construction, burn, consistency, smell, and flavor, all exceeding expectations. While I cannot comment on how closely it matches the Monte #2, it is itself a really good stick that IMO can stand on its own. Nicely done 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Good cigar 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Great cigar - took too long to be delivered 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 VERY MILD THE DRAW WAS MOOTHE VERY GOOD TASTE .VERY MILD 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Good value. But smokes fast 3 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 My go to cigar! 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Received cigars as ordered. Excellent smoke. 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Great everyday stick and an excellent value. This is my go-to cigar when I need a break from the day and am looking to relax. It has a smooth draw, and, while no one will confuse it with a $20 stick, it is perfect for it's price point. I have bought this cigar consistently and it is a great way to fill up the humidor at a reasonable cost. 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Very good value, smooth draw, long lasting, not a bitter taste, my favorite color wrapper. Will buy again. 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Excellent and my favorite smoke. Love the flavor and draw. 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Great for the money 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 A solid cigar. 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Well constructed, smooth draw, nice ash. 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Good smoke for the price, good draw and burn. 3 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 This is a very tasty treat!!!! Peppery and Spicy I love these!! 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Closest to the real thing as you can get with an 85% discount. 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 A good cigar for the price. Can use as an everyday smoke or just the occasional social smoke. 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Flavor and quality just like the Cuban original, will be ordering my next round soon! 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Most of the time they are a good smoke and value but in every bundle there are a few that burn terribly and tast like an old tire. 3 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Just a nice smooth and nice burn; especially for the price ;-) 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 un-smokable 1 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 A good affordable daily smoke with flavor truly comparable to the Monte version 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Good smoke 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 good cigar 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Excellent value , smoke is mild and the burn lasts for a good amount of time . 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Overall very good, draw a little tight on some. 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Very good smoke for the money. 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Great budget smoke... 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Very good cigar. Easy draw and burn 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Very good quality 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Smooth 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 JR- Alternative does a nice job of building this cigar. It is well wrapped, lights and burns easily and evenly. I hate cheap cigars that burn down one side and have a hot core. Not this gar! It is also surprisingly tasteful and a pleasure to smoke. I recommend this gar. 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 nice consistent cigar. The darker ones were not as good. 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Never as good as the real deal, but an excellent smooth medium smoke that is worthy of the JR label I buy a bundle every few years They are excellent infused with Cognac 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Excellent alternative to the real thing, I have some real Cuban Monte No. 2's and there is a difference but I actually like these better! 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 I have tried several cheap smokes from JR and this is my favorite. If you’re looking for a value-priced everyday smoke, I recommend this one. 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Good go to smoke never disappoints 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 The JR Alternative to the Montecristo #2 is now my favorite of the JRs. They are usually well constructed and the taste (in my humble opinion) is as good as many more expensive cigars. The draw is perfect almost every time. Occasionally I get one that has too hard a draw but that happens even with the big brands. 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 I am no longer skeptical. From the dry draw to the end of the burn I was a happy camper. Everything I love about cigars was provided by the stick. Great burn, 3 taste profile changes, n0 touch-ups ta-boot.. For $2.50 a stick it was quite a bargain for what you get No wonder they're sold out right now. Will definitely be buying these again. 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Excellent cigar from JR. Smooth taste, easy draw and slow burn make it a must have!! 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 A good smoke for a good price. Out of the 15 I smoked from the bundle, one was unsmokable due to draw. Rest nice 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 These are always a pleasure to smoke. Very consistent and quality that exceeds expectations for the price point. Easily competes with premium sticks. 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Great cigar 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Great cigar for the price. 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Anytime I see an "alternative" premium, I am a bit cautious. The JR Cuban alternative really impressed me though! The construction and flavor are excellent. I did have a draw issue on one cigar in the bundle. A great value. 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Good 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Nice smooth cigar 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 I have purchased these before. This bundle appeared to be on the dry side at arrival. Condition improved after several days in my humidor. I will buy again! 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 fantastic cigar! Wish I had found it earlier. 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 This is a great cigar. It's a good pull each time. This is one of my go to cigars. 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 This is a very nice cigar. It is well made and just the right strength for my tastes. 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Good cigar at a decent price, burn evenly 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Solid all the way around. No issue with fraw. Good flavor. And I got it on sale! 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 I've paid a lot more for cigars not much better than these. Only had to so far. Draw was a bit harder on the second but solid flavor and pretty smooth with an even burn. Overall very good smoke. 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Great smoke for the money 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Great cigar. My everyday favorite. Great taste and construction. Burns extremely well. 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 I really enjoy these cigars. Take the label off and I personally wouldn't know the difference as I'm still a novice. 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Those who have purchased a genuine Montecristo No 2, know that they are a bit expensive for us common folk (but oh so good). These are a nice alternative to those. These alternatives are always perfectly made. The draw is perfect. The flavor is really good. I'm a fan of JR Alternatives and this one is likely my favorite. 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Got these for over 2 years, and I tried different humidifiers to check if it was my fault as storage is concerned. Some were very good, some very bad, some middle way, and I’m talking cigars in the same bundle. Very inconsistent. 1 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Compare this cigar on its own merits, not versus an actual Monte #2 and you'll realize you're smoking a high quality cigar costing significantly more than ~$2. I've been buying these for >10 years and even though the blend has changed, they are always excellent and consistent. 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 This particular cigar is nowhere near the Monte Cristo 2. They are just ok, but they don't burn evenly, and several actually burned inside the tube, a great distance from the tip. I won't be purchasing them again. 2 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Smooth Alloway through 3 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 I was surprised at the construction of each stick. Usually in bundles there is some percentage of sticks that just don't draw or burn evenly. This bundle was 100%, not a single stick needed to be reamed or thrown out. The flavor was mild and not very complex but overall the cigar was well made and definitely worth the price point. If you slow smoked them and allowed the head to cool a bit the flavor would really come out. Hit it too hard and too quickly and they can be bitter. 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 I love the consistency of these cigars. They are the same smoothness and construction as the more "name" cigars at half the cost. It is my go to cigar. 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Probably the best quality anyone can find at this price. Smooth and robust at the same time. 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Good value & satisfying smoke 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Love this cigar 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Exceptional cigar. This is my go-to daily smoke. Hints of toast and roasted nuts, lights easily, has a slightly firm feel, and burns dead even 9 out of 10 times. Not the same flavor profile as an actual Cuban Monte 2, but exceptional nonetheless. 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Nice smooth mild smoke 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 They are great 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 This is a better smoke than many brand name sticks!! 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Generally good quality tobacco. Some are poorly rolled and have uneven burning, but most are fine. I have been ordering for a couple years or more. 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 quick easy smoke a bit mild for me but my buddy loves them 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 I was hesitant at first, but I'm glad I tried JR's brands. Really surprised at the quality and taste. Great price 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Great 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 The draw on these has been too tight for me to enjoy them. The flavors is grassy but not in a good way. Kinda dull and boring. If it didn’t feel like they were always plugged, it probably would be better. 3 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Best alternate cigar. Has not changed in years. 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 A very consistent medium-bodied smoke. Excellent construction with a very smooth draw. 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Decent cigar for the price 3 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Not bad for the price 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Good for the price 3 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 For the money this is one of the Best Buy’s on the market.Nice smooth draw-mellow to medium taste-Good ASH-55 minutes to about 1 1/12 inches-some burn a little uneven but I’m not smoking a Davidoff-2.00 stick that smokes like 12.00 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Good construction even burn and good draw. The flavor is decent. For people who are looking for an everyday cigar, this one could be for you. For me I am looking for more flavor. J R is still the best company for cigars. 3 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 My favorite bargain cigar 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 This one isn’t the real thing BUT it’s not going to cost you $11-13 a stick either A better cigar than I thought, good draw, stays lit and is mild to medium strength A good value for about $3. I’d buy it again 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Not sure of a proper comment...all I know is the non consistency and delivery of items....I suggest perhaps it's time to source out a better vendor 1 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Good quality everyday cigar. The draw is good, it’s smooth and has an earthly taste. Definitely worth the try if you’re in the fence 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Nice and mild. Too mild for my taste, but many guys like that mild mellow flavor. 3 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Very smooth...fine cigar for a quick & easy smoke. Nice burn...very enjoyable. 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 I enjoyed these but they were a little mild for me. Very consistent with the draw. 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 They do not burn long. Otherwise nice cigar. 3 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 i LIKE THEM, PERIOD. i NEVER RATE ANYTHING AT 5.0. 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Good smoke good price 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Good and inexpensive cigar to burn out while golfing! 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 This imo smokes better than the brand name. This is my daily smoker. 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Outstanding cigar for the price 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 These were surprisingly good. Burned even. Rolled well. Not the boldest of flavors but consistent. Def worth the price. 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Smooth traditional flavors earth, coffee and leather- no heat, not sweet. Smooth retrohale. Very familiar to the ‘old man’ brands which I find I really do enjoy as a guy in my 30s. This is like a classic you can revisit anytime. Not super ‘cubanesque’, I had no issue with too much strength for example; which I really liked. Enjoy the whole stick without feeling dizzy when I smoke them. Came perfectly humidified, so perfect light, perfect burn and also construction. The draw is a little loose compared to the Nicaraguans I typically smoke but didn’t cause any issues once I adjusted. I’d call this an 80/20… 70-80% of the flavor of a $10 dollar stick for $2-4 depending on how and when you buy. So while they won’t replace your top 10, it’s not quiet as good (rich and flavorful) as the top brands, it shouldn’t disappoint you and would be great to buy to fill up space in the humidor or get a friend into trying a classic tasting cigar. I’ll buy more JR alternatives to try, and probably more of these no. 2 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 This is by far the best everyday cigar you can snag without 1st degree murdering your bank acct. do yourself a favor and just snag a pack and see. Thank me later 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 If you’re looking for a reasonably priced cigar that never disappoints this is your stick! These are great daily smokers! I don’t know if you’ll find a better cigar at this price point but if you do please find me and let me know! 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Great sticks 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Pleased with the taste and "strength" but disappointed in the quality control. Clearly 1/3 have a burn issue, they don't burn evenly. It seems that the tobacco pack is inconsistent; stalks, etc. Other than that the JR Equivalents are a good value! 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Being the optimist I am I ordered a bundle of 20 of these cigars very hopeful after seeing the reviews and I was let down. They smoke fine but the flavor was disappointing. They were very dry and started to kind of fall apart on me about half of the way through the cigar. Definitely not the best cigar I’ve had but it could’ve definitely be worse. 3 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 I took pictures, but unfortunately, there’s no option to post them. To begin with, these cigars squish almost flat between the fingers. I’ve read that they’re dry in other reviews, but that is not my experience because squeezing doesn’t cause any crunching or cracking. However, the uneven fill is apparent from the time you pick one up. The draw is difficult and even if you toast the foot perfectly, you’ll have to reapply for any kind of semi-even burn. Once you get it lit, it smolders unevenly, revealing air spaces between the layers. On a real Montecristo 2, the filler burns to a sharp point, revealing the expert work of the master cigar rollers who produce them. They are tightly and uniformly shaped, causing the ash to remain until tapped off the edge. On these, the ash falls on its own at the areas weakened by air spaces, revealing a flat and even recessed space that extinguishes at the fall of the ash. Let’s talk about the taste. These are Nicaraguan, which, if listed on the product page, would have been enough to discourage me from purchasing them. Nicaraguan tobacco has never really been my preference. It’s far more of a dark, oily tobacco than Cuban tobacco, which is lighter , like the picture, and the growing practices are far inferior and vastly more adulterated with chemicals like DBCP, used for generations by certain irresponsible North American conglomerates. The flavor starts out nonexistent and slowly morphs into mild, but typical bitter Nicaraguan taste, without robust character. The draw improves after a little more than a third of the stick has burned down and the flavor gradually develops some mellow spiciness, which is pleasant, but unsubstantial. The EMS wrapper description is eye-catching, but entirely meaningless and inaccurate. I imagine one of two scenarios at the JR imitation factory. Either they hire the cheapest possible labor or they have some overseers on-staff to tell their workers, “Make sure not to use too much filler and binder. That stuff’s expensive.” Shipping time was outstanding and exceeded my expectations. In any case, I’m quite unimpressed. The price is good— Obviously better than the real deal— But you most certainly get what you pay for. The greats have painstakingly earned their name and the right to charge more for a better product. JR has earned its name too. As a seller, but not a manufacturer. 1 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 A great, basic cigar. Draws like an angler's kiss. A great buy a $3 per stick 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Smooth,nice draw and flavor. Worth the money for sure,I already purchased more. 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Stale, wrapper unraveles 3 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 I received my second box and so far they are as nice as the last box. 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Good cigar for the price. 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 great flavor, anytime cigar, built well. 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Taste was good for an inexpensive cigar 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Very flavrable 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 All good 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Not bad for the price 3 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Great cigar for the money . This smoke is better than some $5 cigars . 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 123 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Excellent 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Top notch in every respect, except the Monte flavors and strength. But the JR is an exceptional cigar that is likely to be in our rotation. 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Good daily smoke 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Better after sitting in a humidor for a few days Smooth sweet taste 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 A good cigar 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 good cigar for the price 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Cigars were not anywhere near the quality of purchase in the store. $250.00 in store was much better quality. Don’t order on line. 1 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 I like these cigars. They are always reliable 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Great value for the money. I'll keep ordering them. 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 was not long leaf tobacco 3 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Well made. Good draw . I feel if you put this up against the real thing with blindfolds on you would not be able to tell the difference. 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 I order cigars for a friend who can't read very good. When he request another order for the same cigars, I know that these were very good. 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Perfect everyday smoke. I could not put the cigar down!! 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Flavor was good, the construction was inconsistent 3 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Good 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Good every day smoke. 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Good cigar for your money. Burns evenly. 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Good draw and even burn. 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 I like these. they are a little inconsistent in the draw. Some are an easy smoke an others not. 3 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 always a good smoke, mild flavor, burns even 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 My go to fishing smoke. 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 The real deal; very pleasantly surprised!!! NOTE: My first order from J&R. More to come!! 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Great go to pleasure pleasing smoke, 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Great smoke 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Great cigar 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Overall not bad for the price. I'd buy again 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Nice smoke 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Great smoke for the money. Has a good even burn and flavor with a consistent draw. 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Great smokes for the price 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Great taste Great draw 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 great buy. 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 This is a good smoke for late afternoon cocktail hour. 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Very good every day cigar. Can't beat the price. Happy I bought a bundle. Thanks 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 For the price a great deal 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Nice everyday cigar! 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 My favorite goto cigar due to its consistency, Cuban flavor and value. I love the smoke quality and draw at any humidity level. Flavor profile compared to the original is spot on - minus a little strength. Recommended. 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Good cigar. Nice flavor. 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Some were better than others. Lack of consistency. 3 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 For everyday value this cigar is a must have in your Humidor. For the everyday smoker, this Gem would rank as a great Morning Cigar with that Cup of Coffee. Draw was absolutely spot on which speaks highly for its overall Quality. Must Have! 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 I received my order today and simply couldn't wait. The sticks were everything they advertise. The burn was slow and even with no maintenance lights required. The draw was fabulous and the flavor and smoke just as you want on cool summer evening. The only "moan" if you will is that they arrived a bit dry and hard, but nothing that some time in the humidor won't resolve. Wonderful smoke right out of the box and sure to improve with time. 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 One of my favorite JR brand smokes. Great draw and flavor. Burns evenly 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Good construction, flavor, and well priced. A very good everyday smoke that approximates the original at a much lower cost 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Excellent 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 This will be my go to cigar for some time to come. This is a fantastic smoke. Smooth easy draw with an even burn and a large amount of smoke. 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Great cigar for the price and very good alternative for the original. Smooth. Not harsh. Burns well and even. Love these for golf outings 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Good flavor nice even burn good draw 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 They were a little too mild for me. 3 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Muy bueno , es suave 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Good smoke 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Smooth and mellow and ashes beautifully!! Would definitely buy these again!! 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Everyday smoke 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Excellent smoke. Consistently flavorful, even burning and a great aroma. Sadly, it looks like this will be my last order as HAWAII is banning cigar orders from 1 July. 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 A good standard and a great price. Consistent too 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Regalo perfecto... 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 vey harsh, too strong to enjoy and poor draw quality. 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 carefully mimics he cuban 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Excellent cigar 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Truly one of the best, most consistent, quality cigars I have ever found and the price point is unbeatable. I am an avid cigar fan, and these are almost identical to the true Montecristo No 2. I can think of multiple occasions on the golf course when different buddies who dont typically smoke cigars have "wanted to try one" and have smoked them down to the nub, all the while talking about how tasty it is. 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Great Cigar 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Very nice. A good enjoyable smoke. 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Great smoke... 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Nice smoke 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 This cigar is an awesome smoke and I am enjoying them. 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 the best 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Medium flavor. This is my go to cigar at a reasonable price. 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 I have enjoyed a few of these cigars and for the price they can't be beat. Every once in a while I will smoke a cigar that chases down one side but usually they burn even, have a good ash, and taste great. I have to be budget conscious with my cigars and this one is a great alternative to the real Monte Cristo 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 I love my recent purchase of Montecristo No. 2's. Also, the prices are excellent! 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Cuban tobacco has a very grassy hay like quality that is distinct and impossible to duplicate. This cigar has a earthy mild, consistent flavor through out. I will say it is closer to a Cuban Monte than the Legacy Brand version of the no 2. Even though it lacks the distinct grassy hay like quality it does sort of remind me of The Monte Cristo 'Open Line'. Specifically, the 'Open Regatta' serie. It is a decent smoke. I would buy them again 3 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 This is a good everyday cigar. The draw is a little inconsistent but I still like them. 3 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Good smoke for the great price. 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Great price. Excellent construction. Good burn and draw. Good flavor. 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 these are an A1 smoke, definitely in my daily rotation now 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 I smoke a lot of these, and have not yet been disappointed 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 I have had a good fortune of smoking Cuban origin monte Cristo number 2s. These JR replicas aren’t quite up to the Cubans, but they do not miss by much. These cigars are so good, so damn consistent and tasty that I would still consider them for purchase even if they were 60% more expensive . You really can’t go wrong. 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 I bought a 20 pk and could not be more disappointed. Only 1 out of the first 8 burned well. The cigars burn uneven/ diagonal and each one is canoeing. They are the perfect humidity I’m the humidor (69). Good taste but they are so bad I have to cut them off at the end and continually re-light. 1 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 I took a few years off from ordering these, but recently ordered another bundle. Still the same Very Good cigar that’s great, for the price. I used to order these regularly. Out of hundreds of these cigars, I’ve only had to toss maybe 5. 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Remarkably great construction, tasty, smooth smoking experience. Even if they were 50% more expensive I would still consider these a bargain. 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Very good Smoke for the money nice smooth flavor burns We’ll great draw clip cigar about the size of a pencil stays lit great value ordering my second bundle 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 I'm Canadian and visit Cuba regularly and smoke their cigars. (From memory) The flavor profile is 70-80% of what I'd get out of a typical cuban cigar. With monecristo's I get more toasted coffee notes. I also think the roll from the cigar I just tried might be a bit too loose as the cigar seems to be burning pretty hot and i'm getting some notes from that. That being said for the price and taste I'm giving this 5 stars. Great idea! ty JR. 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 I like these cigars. fairly good, smooth flavor, burns well, good draw. I would say these are more of a solid medium in strength I wouldn't say they are full-bodied. They are consistent and, excellent in construction. If you have room I think they'll benefit from a few weeks in the humidor and they'll taste even better. 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 I'm a beginner but love the flavor and draw of this cigar. Simply fantastic 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 This is not a premium cigar but it is above the cheap one with no doubt. Nice every day cigar to have 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Best cigar wver 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 The Montecristo #2 Alternative delivers as promised. Draws well with an even taste throughout, has all the qualities expected in a JR Alternative. Always a great buy for the dollar. Perfect for a quiet evening on the back porch with two fingers of anything dark and smoky. 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 This is one of my everyday cigars nice flavor good construction good pricing 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 One of my go to cigars. Flavorful 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 They r great 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 One of the best smokes I’ve ever tasted. Very mild then picks up spicy undertones 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 I do not know if it is me or not. Though I do not think its me......This last batch with the new blue label do not seem to be as good as in the past. In the past the Cigar has been pretty consistent and a great everyday smoke. They have obviously changed the blend and the wrapper is definitely not the same. I do not care for this last batch. I have 2 side by side and they are different. 1 is new and 1 is about 10 months old. Wife noticed also. My tastes are my tastes so everyones mileage may be different. 2 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 This is a really good cigar I have purchased 3-4 bundles now and the consistency has been spot on. The price is very reasonable so I use this as a everyday cigar give it a try 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 I have purchased a lot of these. Always an enjoyable cigar with an even burn and an easy draw. As good or better than many much more expensive cigars. 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 This last order I had was a little dried out and hard to draw. Felt like I had to work for it! 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 I have bought these cigars quite often and this last purchase aid easily the worst I have had. They don’t draw very well and seem inconsistent from cigar to cigar. 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 A very smooth to mid bodied taste Fantastic taste to the pallet 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 C 1 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Phenomenally Smooth Smoke!!! One of The Best By Far!!! A Must Have!!! 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Good cigar for the money 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 Good for the price 4 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 This is a very decent cigar! The burn is straight and construction is very good, with a nice draw. The flavor is surprisingly nice but not over powering. Smooth! I really wasn’t expecting such a good cigar. Thanks JR! A good smoke at a very reasonable price! 5 5 1
Montecristo No. 2 When I ordered the Monte Crisco No 2# I didn’t expect such a good smoke. The construction is very good, the draw is excellent and the flavor is very nice. I’m definitely going to order another bundle. Dam decent smoke for the money 5 5 1

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