Montecristo No.5

10-14-13 been in humidor since 12-19-07

Micro Review: Montecristo No.5 (4 x 40)

Wrapper: Cuba

Binder: Cuba

Filler: Cuba

There is no box code but with a few clues it can be narrowed down to what time period this cigar is from. This Cigar has been in the humidor since December of 2007. The band is a paler shade of brown than current Montecristo band and it is not embossed in any way. This is accurate for bands between 2003 and 2006. At this time of smoking, this cigar is at least 6 years old and no older than 9 years.

This is a very small cigar. The veins on this cigar are very small; none of them looking to be dominant. The foot has a bit of damage from being in the humidor for many years.


The smell of this cigar before the light is a very light hay.  It no longer has that fresh heavy barnyard smell.  The lick on the cap is slightly sour and has a light gingerbread taste to it. After a clip with the Xi2 there is draw that is just about perfect. The flavors are more of the gingerbread and a touch of sassafras.

Light with a soft flame. The cigar begins with oak notes and a very smooth mouth feel. Through the nose there is the signature Cuban sharp earth note. The aftertaste has wood and mushroom taste. By the middle of the cigar the flavors are all the same but they are all considerably more acute. All of this is remaining incredibly smooth with 100% of the smoke being able to be pushed through the nose. The cigar ends with the same flavors but a little spice added into the mix. Such a short and small cigar leaves little room for development.

Burn time: one hour.


~ by kuzi16 on October 14, 2013.

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