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As most of the cigar smokers, this is was my begging
Imagine that you have nice elegant sweeter, you can wear it every day any time and fit any attire. This is the Epicure No2, never go wrong with it, you can pair it with any drink, smoke it any time and you always will enjoy it, next time try to pair it with KitKat (chocolate), you will experience the Coconut.
For those amateur enthusiasts like myself - I got pulled into this recommendation. After sampling a few with my quite unrefined palate these are the conclusions I’ve drawn. Taste low to minimal, construction (meh), enjoyment and overall thoughts… it’s Everton not liverpool fc. Premier league but won’t win any trophies..
The Hoyo Epicure no.2 honors its name. A cigar for the Bon Vivant smoker who enjoys to live life of the good taste of things in the luxury world.
A mild cigar, but don't be fooled by that. The flavors of chocolate, walnuts, coffee and grass are tremendous.
I always keep this beauty on my humidor for a good smoke by the pool or even a sunny morning in the middle of a week.
Was looking forward to this one, unfortunately a great looking stick that smelt great, tasted fine, drew ok but was let down by troubled burn.
584. Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure No.2
Supplied by Mellgrens Fine Tobacco.
Location: This review was made indoors in Mellgrens Fine Tobacco’s cigar lounge.
Size: 4.9×50, Robusto.
Wrapper: Milk chocolate, oily and silky smooth with tiny veins.
Construction: Firm even feel when lightly squeezed.
Cold draw: Milk chocolate and hay.
1st third: Starts with a rich but creamy milk chocolate, cedarwood, black pepper and whipped cream.
2nd third: No changes.
Burn: Burns fairly sharp with a firm and stable white/gray ash.
Smoke: Voluminous smoke with a cool feeling on the tongue and a light draw.
3rd third: Even though it keeps the same flavourwise it’s so smooth it’s just pleasant.
Duration: 23:05-00:15, 1h 10 min.
Conclusion: A medium bodied cigar with a medium strength profile.
Result: In my book this is an 91 point cigar.
/Cigar Reviewer André
Well here we are with the world’s early stage favourite cigar. Terence Conrad smoked them and if you go to a high class cigar emporia as an eighteen year old beginner smoker this is what they would suggest you start with. This vitola is the equivalent of stabilisers on your smoking journey.
BUT - this implies that your first cigar should be your last and that you should progress from this cigar, say goodbye to it, onto a RA Gigantes and never look back. Farewell to your mother’s milk and evolve onto solid food. Critics call it the Ford Mondeo of Cigars; bland, ubiquitous and tasteless.
This is nonsense. This cigar is frankly delicious. With a fine cup of coffee or an afternoon sun, the Epicure No 2 is a delicious smoke and one which deserve significant respect. It’s has high notes and hay flavours with an added touch of sweetness which go perfectly with a cup of tea ( yes or coffee) and the size allows it to be enjoyed any place, anytime as the commercial suggests.
I keep a 50 cabinet in my humidor at all times and frankly all times are perfect for this delightful and tasty friend who, whilst not conjuring up images of your mother’s breast, should at least form part of your physiognomy from your first draw as a beginner to your last gasp as a final cigar, when you enter that great Ellie Blue in the heavens.
Very good review!
8 months ago