Montecristo No 2 SGA FEB 17 (PBRW)


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What a weekend, and the festivities aren’t even over! My wedding anniversary is June 14, today is father’s day (16), and my birthday is Wednesday! The local butcher shop brings in A5 Wagyu for father’s day and traditionally I pick up an 8oz for dinner. Since were celebrating father’s fay with family I decided to celebrate for myself a day early with my favorite Monte 2, a great bottle of wine and my steak. 

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I review every cigar I smoke on an app on my phone that tracks my inventory and the average rating of cigars by brand/vitola etc, so copying and pasting this review over to here will be easy. The cigar!

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Good color, lacks in sheen. Perfect spongy feel in the fingers, only construction flaw is on the seam where it is clearly elevated off the binder. Good sized veins. (1/3) Opens up with toasted tobacco and rich nuts. All cream and nuts. Toward the end of he first third cream persists and a coffee joins the fold. Medium body. (2/3) Cream, nuts and typical Montecristo earth on the palate. Retrohale carries a touch of coffee. Cut it again due to a tar buildup. I’m getting the tiniest hint of spice on my tongue immediately after a puff, doesn’t stick around long. Burn getting a bit wonky, required a touch up. (3/3) Earthiness ramps up in dominance. Bit of spice on the tongue remains. Burn is wonky again, touched it up and cut it once more to remove the tarriness. Musty earth dominates the final third. Coffee and nuts fade, a rich creamy earth is all that’s left. Flavors were rich and consistent throughout, can’t complain there. The wonky burn was a nuisance but it was still very enjoyable. Not the best Monte 2, but still a very good cigar. Final smoke time: 1 hr 7 minutes. Overall rating: 89

Appearance - 3/5

Construction - 8/10

Burn - 6/10

Draw - 10/10

Flavor - 25/25

Smoke Temp - 5/5

Final Impression - 32/35

This box of Montes was my first buy from 24:24 2 years ago, crazy how my collection has grown since then. This specific box was under filled entirely but none of the cigars have been bad. My app says they average 89 overall with the 3 I’ve reviewed. I use the Cigar Aficionado scoring model and try my hardest to be bias. Here’s a few pictures of the app for anyone who’s as OCD as I am, truly amazing for knowing what I have and how cigars are smoking. If you select a cigar for review it automatically removes it from your inventory too which is super nice and makes for less work!

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Good review ?. So cream, nuts, touch of coffee and earth, sounds delicious.  Would you say this is a medium flavored cigar with a medium body? I haven't had the bigger Montes yet and wonder if they are medium or even light in flavor while remaining medium bodied.

Ps. What's the name of the app? It's a great idea

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On 6/16/2019 at 1:30 PM, MigsG said:

Good review ?. So cream, nuts, touch of coffee and earth, sounds delicious.  Would you say this is a medium flavored cigar with a medium body? I haven't had the bigger Montes yet and wonder if they are medium or even light in flavor while remaining medium bodied.

Ps. What's the name of the app? It's a great idea

Thanks! Definitely a medium bodied cigar, the longer they sit the less robust the flavor delivery and the more nuanced the flavors become as they begin to meld.

The app is CigarConnoisseur, costs $4.99 but its invaluable to me. Lets you add unlimited amount of humidors and add all of the inventory you're keeping in each.

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