In over 40 years of smoking cigars, I must say that this is by far and away the best, in every respect. (Why do they ask how the cigar "looks" in ratings? Who cares, except maybe a girl?) It has totally spoiled me for any other brand.
Got to know a guy over a glass of scotch and these fine cigars. The flavor was rich, figs, vanilla, a lighter roast bright coffee taste, strong enough to enhance the conversation and mood but not overpowering in any way. Both of ours burned perfectly even and went out just when it stopped being good 2/3rds of the way smoked . Wouldn t have chosen a different cigar, and I got my new friend hooked on Mintecristo, which he had never had before.
Love this cigar. It s my new number one cigar now. The price is just outrageous for a box. Im rating this 100 all the way
I bought the 5 pack Montecristo toro sampler just to try them out and I didn t expect much. The Montecristo Montecristo brown band white fleur de lis was the best I had up till this point including the Monte , but I saved the White and Platinum for last. After over two months in the humidor I finally fired up my White tonight and was blown away. From the first light it was awesome and stayed that way until the end. Like all Montecristo it has a perfect draw, smoke and ash - textbook in fact. However, this one has a great slightly sweet chocolatey flavor that is super smooth. The toro was a long smoke too - I dragged it out to nearly 1:45 mainly because I was savoring it and smoking it slow so it wouldn t overheat. I enjoyed the flavor so much I went extra slow.I had a Arturo Fuente Hemingway Classic after because I m a Hemingway fan, but I was so disappointed with the Hemingway after smoking this that I m going to look for a way to trade my Hemingway s for the Montecristo White!This beats the Monte, Epic, Classic aka Yellow Box nasty , and even the Montecristo Original. This is a full flavor cigar but a mild cigar from a nicotine kick standpoint too.
This is the best cigar I've smoked in a long time, and has commanded its own reserved spot in my humidor. The construction was flawless, draw was perfect, and the taste! I couldn't get enough of it. I fired the stick up before I left to go out for lunch and had barely made a dent in it when I sat down to order. I figured I'd put it out when the food came. Well, I tried, but I couldn't stop picking it back up. I ended up making a concession, and finished lunch with my sandwich in one hand and the Montecristo in the other. It's really that good.
Just got the box of 27. Excellent price compared to stores. Nice bonus, Montecristo packs a Humi-stik in each box. I'll be using it when taking a few of these Toros with me on vacation.
I ordered a tin of the White Montecristos, because they were on sale. I'm very very glad I did. They're not as pungent or strong, in my opinion, as the Romeo y Julieta Reserva Reals I keep in my humidor, but they don't need to be. I actually enjoy them more as a weekly smoke, because they're not as strong. Everything about the cigar is superb. The only gripe I have is the particular tin of cigars I recieved were somewhat dry and had fairly large veins. They are very attractive, the draw is great as long as you make sure it is lit well, the consistancy is very good, and the burn is great. Regarding taste it is excellent. It is very smooth, creamy, and slightly sweet. These are definately going to be my weekly cigar that's for sure, and have a permanent place in my humidor along with Romeo y Julieta and Playboy
I have been smoking the Monte White's for around two years, and they are one of the tops, in smoothness, and consistancy. They should be, for the price. I have had a few cubans, that were better, and I have to say the Fuente special reserve Hemingway, beats it, but it is even more expensive.
Full disclaimer: I like sweeter cigars. This cigar is very well made, ash and wrapper burn very consistently. This is a very mellow burning cigar. It smells amazing and sweet as it burns, unfortunately the sweetness doesn t translate into the smoke of the cigar. It is somewhat plain in my opinion but still enjoyable. I prefer the taste of the Montecristo Relentless No. 2 to this. I wouldn t discourage anyone from trying this cigar.
In over 40 years of smoking cigars, I must saythat this is by far and away the best, in everyrespect. (Why do they ask how the cigar "looks"in ratings? Who cares, except maybe a girl?)It has totally spoiled me for any other brand.