Montecristo Espada

Traditionally, Altadis has manufactured its Montecristo cigars in the Dominican Republic. Their 2014 release, Montecristo Espada, is their first Montecristo made in Nicaragua by the Plasencia Family. The cigar is made with especially aged tobaccos grown by Plasencia, and offers a rich and complex smoke. The Montecristo Espada wrapper is a Habano Jalapa Vintage 2010, binder is a Habano Jalapa Vintage 2009, and fillers are Habano Jalapa Seco, Habano Ometepe Viso and Habano Condega Ligero harvested in 2008.
  • Cigar Origin
    Nicaragua
  • Strength
    Medium
  • Wrapper Color
    Natural
  • Wrapper
    Nicaraguan Habano
  • Binder
    Nicaragua
  • Filler
    Nicaraguan Habano
  • Rolled by
    Handmade
  • Manufacturer
    Plasencia Cigars
Toro, Medium, Natural, from Nicaragua
Montecristo Espada Guard 6 * 50
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Double Corona, Medium, Natural, from Nicaragua
Montecristo Espada Quillon 7 * 56
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Robusto, Medium, Natural, from Nicaragua
Montecristo Espada Ricasso 5 * 54
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About: Montecristo Espada Quillon 7" * 56
I love the look of this cigar with its triple band and the beautiful graphics. It's a 7x56 but there's something about it that feels bigger than usual in my hand... it's got a lot of heft to it. The pre-light aroma is nice. It's not really strong or extraordinary, but it's certainly worth enjoying for a moment before toasting. Post-toast, this cigar comes alive with rich woodsy grassy alfalfa overtones and a beautiful herbal sweetness that is quite remarkable. The burn required some intermittent coaching along the way, but it was a minimal distraction from the overall experience. I've nothing to say about the draw other than it was within the range of perfect. The only significant problem that I had with this cigar was the center band. It was very difficult to remove. To solve this problem, my recommendation would be to carefully remove it at the same time as you remove the foot band. Overall: An enjoyable cigar, but for that price, I expect better construction and performance. Pairing notes: The wonderful flavors of this cigar will really come alive when paired with a very dry white wine.
About: Montecristo Espada Quillon 7" * 56
At first glance you notice the beautiful presentation from the multiple banded and oily wrapper that covers the Monte Cristo Espada. The Espada stands out due to its detailed bands which stand out from the actual cigar. The cigar has notes of leather, oak, and nutty flavors. The Espada has been beautifully constructed giving a smooth draw that'll please one's palatte. Through out my smoke session I had an even burn not needing to do any correcting. There weren't any cracks with the wrapper. This Espada had been sitting in my humidor for about a month at 75 RH. It was perfect for my liking not too soft. I would expect this cigar to age perfectly. I paired this fine cigar with an espresso and on the second trial with a glass of Glenlivet 12 scotch whiskey. The coffee brought its notes of cocoa and the whiskey amplified the nutmeg flavors. I look forward to another trial of the Mone Cristo Espada.
About: Montecristo Espada Quillon 7" * 56
Let me tell you first I'm not a big Montecristo smoker, I was trying to find a MC that at least medium in body for me to enjoy. I have had mild MC a while ago and I liked the aroma just wanted more body/strength. The Espada appearance is stunning! Pre-light taste was very bitter, not peppery zing but just plain bitter. Unfortunately the bitterness stuck all first half of the cigar and then went down somewhat. With burn problems, had to touch up 3 times, (did keep it in the humi at least 2 weeks) not sure I'd come back to this cigar... But again, not a big MC smoker, so take this for what it's worth.
About: Montecristo Espada Quillon 7" * 56
I was looking for a Montecristo with a little more punch and spice than more usual classic series. These were the right fit. Right out of the box the wrapper was nice and peppery. More suitable for those that like a stronger cigar profile. The draw on these are a little more tight than what Montecristo usually puts out. Still, a nice deviation from my usual classic series.
About: Montecristo Espada Guard 6" * 50
A great smoke; a very solid cigar with a super taste
About: Montecristo Espada Quillon 7" * 56
An excellent cigar..as is to be expected from Monte.
About: Montecristo Espada Ricasso 5" * 54
A+++ for appearance. What a classy smoke.
About: Montecristo Espada Quillon 7" * 56
mild and smooth, great cigar
About: Montecristo Espada Ricasso 5" * 54
Great cigar
About: Montecristo Espada Ricasso 5" * 54
Very Tight