OK, so we have the reserve which the reserve the leaf before rolling, the Anejados, where the role a cigar, box it then they preserve it for few years, what is the difference???
I smoked 2 sticks of this HDEM, the first one was over stuffed and hard draw, the second one was ok
In both cigar you can feel the maturity of the cigar, but it is harsh very mild.
I think it is enough for me
304. Hoyo de Monterrey Habanos Añejados Hermosos No.4 2015 (2007)
From my own collection.
Location: This review was made indoors in Mellgrens cigar lounge.
Hoyo de Monterrey is a current pre-Revolution brand, established in 1865.
The range comprises light strength cigars, using tobacco from the premium Vuelta Abajo region in Cuba.
Handmade, then aged for 5 – 8 years.
Dress Box of 25 cigars, 2015 release.
Size: 5×48, Corona Extra (Hermosos No.4).
Wrapper: Nutty, oily and silky-smooth with tiny veins.
Construction: Firm even feel when lightly squeezed.
Cold draw: Very light taste of cedarwood.
1st third: Starts with a very creamy cream cheese note, light wood and brioche bun.
2nd third: Keeps the same smooth taste.
Burn: Burns sharp, with a white stable and firm ash.
Smoke: Light smoke, cool feeling on the tongue and a medium light draw.
3rd third: No changes, just smooth.
Duration: 22:20-23:15, 55 min.
Conclusion: A mild bodied cigar with a mild strength profile.
Result: In my book this is an 89 point cigar.
/Cigar Reviewer André