Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure No.1


(3 customer reviews)

Overview: Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure No.1

The Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure No. 1 Cigar is a Coronas Gordas vitola, measuring at 143mm in length by a 46 ring gauge. These fine cigars are handmade, wrapped in a beautiful colorado leaf and carry a second band displaying its title. 

The Epicure No. 1 is a light bodied aromatic smoke, aromas of cedar and thyme introduced themselves immediately, as we searched for more there were soft notes of floral to be found as well. 

The flavours were surprisingly rich given the light body, a sophisticated blend of wood that mingled with sweet spice and touches of honey. As we continued smoking we noted additional flavours of fruit and vanilla with just a touch of florals that provided an almost refreshing quality to this smoke.  

This cigar would make an excellent companion to a leisurely morning with a creamy cappuccino or sunny afternoon with your favorite lager. 

The Boxes of cigars are elaborate in their presentation, bound together with a luxurious gold ribbon carrying the brand name and packaged in a cedar wood slide-lid box.

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3 reviews for Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure No.1

  1. Heiko H.

    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.

  2. Marco F.

    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.

  3. Robert J.

    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.

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