460. Montecristo Especiales No. 2 Vintage 2009
Gifted by a friend.
Location: This review was made indoors in Mellgrens Fine Tobacco’s cigar lounge.
Size: 6×38, Panetela (Laguito No. 2).
Wrapper: Redish milk chocolate, oily and smooth with tiny veins.
Construction: Firm even feel when lightly squeezed.
Cold draw: Oakwood.
1st third: Starts with a slight bitter almond note followed by humus and oakwood.
2nd third: Keeps it’s consistent flavours.
Burn: Burns fairly sharp with a firm and stable whiteish ash.
Smoke: Medium voluminous smoke with a cool feeling on the tongue and a light draw.
3rd third: Keeps it’s previous notes with a added toasted bread note.
Duration: 20:40-21:40, 1h.
Conclusion: A medium bodied cigar with a medium strength profile.
Result: In my book this is an 90 point cigar.
/Cigar Reviewer André
An elegant smoke. I feel classy just holding it. In my opinion, this blend is richer and stronger than standard numbered Montectisto vitolas. Snug draw, but with great burn and excellent construction. This specimen comes from a 2021 box. There is great aging potential.