Montecristo 80 Aniversario

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  1. CigSid

    CigSid Love this place...

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    In 1935, Alonso Menéndez created the Montecristo brand, meaning that 2015 marked its 80th anniversary—and of course, warrants an anniversary cigar... And.. of course they are late to the party again.

    Beautiful cigar, very smooth wrapper, milk chocolate, just a few very small veins:

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    Nice bunching:

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    Pairing with a coke on ice...

    Warm summer evening, around 6:50 pm, and about 85 degrees outside.

    I use the largest punch I could find

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    Initial aroma: very mild sweet hay.

    Cold draw:

    Very salty, with a bit of leather...

    This much salt has to be from someone rolling these on a very hot humid day... Sweat is sweat, whether it is from a beautiful young virgin, or some old fat guy, but... since there is no way to really know, it's very important to create the mental image that helps you to enjoy the cigar as much as possible... I am picturing this beautiful young maiden, with glistening thighs...

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    Initial thought upon lighting:

    Still slightly salty, muted, not much flavor... and big... very big. I start massaging my lips, to prevent stretch marks...

    First third:

    Perfect burn so far with a blended light and dark grey ash... the salt... its presence is still there, but now mostly on my lips... I find myself refraining from licking them, trying not to have it ruin my experience...

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    I was expecting an abundance of creamy smoke, which should be expected for a ring gauge of 70 (really 55, but big nonetheless) but it is not there... I try pulling a large amount of smoke and slowly let it go out my mouth and nose... still nothing...

    Second third:

    Still very mild, and not a lot of flavor... I find myself retroing each puff, and get a mild spice through the nose, but nothing very distinctive... I feel like I've wasted 40 minutes of my life so far with this one...

    A little over halfway, and I just can't take it any longer...

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    I toss it into the ashtray, and think about the other 80's I have tried, which (except for the salt) were very similar to this one...


    Notes:

    • Salty
    • Very, very mild
    • Chunked

    Score:

    50/100 (Ok, I had to give it some points for the poor girl who rolled it)
     
  2. Brickhouse

    Brickhouse J.C. Newman owes me royalties.

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    Yikes....that sounds awful. Life's too short to struggle through a shitty cigar, no matter the price/rarity. Glad you chucked it.
     
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  3. CMontoya79

    CMontoya79 Newb Le professional!

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    Excellent review!
    Sorry this one sucked.
     
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  4. BlindedByScience

    BlindedByScience Proud Father of a brave U.S. Marine

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    Ouch - !! Always a drag when a smoke with high expectations just doesn't deliver. Great review, Bill....thanks for the photos and the write up...!!
     
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  5. tone-ny

    tone-ny I smoke therefore I am!

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    Thanks for taking one for the team!
     
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  6. golfgar

    golfgar Bueller.... Bueller...... Anyone....... Anyone?

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    Thanks for the review, too bad, was hoping they would be good. Oh, and I am a fat old guy should I be offended?
     
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  7. oke&coke

    oke&coke Shut up baby I know it!

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    Only if you rolled it.
     
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  8. CigSid

    CigSid Love this place...

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    I believe I would be the one offended, if William's statement was true... :)

    Yes, I was hoping they were going to be great...
     
  9. Succubus

    Succubus Well-Known Member

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    Well considering that they're so salty, Josh should love them :p

    I haven't tried one yet, but now you have me curious. Nice review!
     
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  10. bfreebern

    bfreebern Yada, Yada, Yada.

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    I'm more scared of the stretch marks comment, than the saltiness of the cigar, LOL.
     
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  11. juniorbarrie

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    Nice review. I have high expectation for that one as well. But I think they're short on delivering its promise.
     
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  12. customsfan

    customsfan Active Member

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    Yea, not that much smoke. I like the mild part very much. But I also like smoke. May still try one. Thanks for the review.
     
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