In the day and age of bigger and bigger ring gauges, a robusto that is a 48-ring gauge is very uncommon. This cigar stands solid to why Montecristo is such a pillar of excellence in the cigar industry. I was not impressed by the Monte 6x60 but the Conde 5.5x48 was excellent. I even walked away to check my mail and talk to the mailman, and it was still lit when I got back. A powerful testament to it s construction
In life we have many CHOICES...In the humidor my shall be The Monte Conde. It is a mild full flavored cigar that burns beautifully from start to finish. Thank you Famous and Montecristo for making this so far my all time favorite.
Currently one of my favorite cigars, full of rich flavor throughout the entire cigar. The only problem I have with this cigar is the burn on it is very uneven, which I would try to fix with my tourch lighter, but for some reason it would go back to being uneven a few puffs later. Other then that, it was a great cigar!
Great cigar rated #9 by Cigar Aficionado for 2014. Smooth taste, even burn, consistent from one cigar to the next.
I’m enjoying one right now. First impressions are that the aroma is great, the draw is a little tight, and this cigar is very dry. It smokes a lot like a cohiba, but isn’t quite as peppery. While this cigar is marketed as full flavored, I think that other reviews that identify this as a “smooth full” are more accurate. It’s a pleasant smoke.Construction is beautiful. Mouthfeel is acceptable. Burn is perfect. Now at midpoint, it still draws a little tight, but my ash is perfect and the flavor is nice. It’s kind of a woody, apple, caramel and coffee taste. Unique. I haven’t had anything like this before. It is still quite dry.Moving into the final third of the cigar, I am impressed with how long this beauty has lasted. I guess perhaps the benefit of the tight roll is a long lasting cigar in a smaller package. There are a lot more sweet wood and vanilla notes at the end, and I am very impressed with the complexity of flavor in this stick. I like my cigars to take me on a journey of complexity of flavor, and this one has delivered. The mouthfeel and flavor of the wrapper at this point are impeccable. This climax of the story is everything I had hoped for.I will be ordering more. This is an outstanding smoke.
At first I didn't have high expectations for this Cigar, but was very satisfied once I had my first one. The cigar is consistent and holds it's flavor down to the nub. Awesome draw and construction and classic leathery, cedar flavor. I'll definitely buy more of them!
My experience with Montecristo is with the Classic which I actually enjoy, and the Yellow box which I find to be terrible. My normal smokes are from Davidoff, Arturo Fuente, Ashton and Padron so I tend to prefer finer cigars with lots of flavor. The Monte reminded me of a stronger bodied Classic yet it lacked the sweet chocolate flavor of the Classic that has made it one of my favorites that I m ashamed to tell people that I like. This wasn t a bad cigar, it just didn t offer enough over the Classic to make it worth smoking.
I got just over an inch into smoking this cigar when started getting bitter. Puffed a few more times and it was getting worse. I was really disappointed because I was really looking forward to this smoke when I got it.
I have enjoyed many of the Montecristos different line cigars. This was by far the most dissapointing and I couldnt believe all of the good reviews. I couldnt find one positive thing about this cigar. I liked the ring Gauge so thats why I ordered but it smoked incredibly hot and burned inconsistant and at no point did the flavor become enjoyable ! AHHHHHHHHHHHHH