By Robert J. on 06 Dec. 2009 (Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure No.1) :
After sitting in my humidor since late September and despite my resolution to give them some aging I rewarded myself with one. Visually this is a beautifull vitola with smooth vain-free colorado wrapper, expertly applied tripple cap and adorned by double band indication that this is not just another cigar. It felt somewhat light in hand, soft and spongy - but isn't this what the new generation Havanas are supposed to be? Upon cutting with a bullet cutter and lighting with a wooden match I was greeted by flavorfull, almost floral taste with good draw and beautifull silver colored ash; however, it developed an uneven burn (maybe due to a windy day) almost 3/8 inch that self-corrected at about 1/3 of length. At 1/2 the ash became darker resulting in a more intense flavor - but it lasted only for about 3/8 inch and reverted back to the original light taste and aroma. Bottom line is that this is and excellent cigar, medium in flavor and enjoyable any time of day,it provided wandrfull smoking experience without any harshness or aftertaste. It would be interesting to see its further development after some serious aging time.
By Marco F. on 28 Apr. 2009 (Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure No.1) :
If you are a lover of the 46 ring size this is a smoke you must try. I have smoked a few and the quality has been spot on without any need for any touch ups. This Gorda has a herbal flavor with much depth that I think time will only improve.
By Heiko H. on 23 June 2008 (Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure No.1) :
This cigar never fails to hit the spot. Have had the pleasure of tasting this habano many times over and it is consistantly great every time. Burns evenly and the pull is perfect! The finish is woody and very hard to put down. A bit veiny with a well made cap. Doesn't have the sex appeal of more well known habano's but worth a tasting. I think Monte lovers would enjoy this cigar.
The new generation Habano that is leading the market. Its refined presentation is the logical finish in accordance with its good texture, blend and origin. It is the Corona Gorda par excellence. A Hoyo de Monterrey that opens the way for what will be the Habano of the future.