Montecristo Edmundo


(25 customer reviews)

Overview: Montecristo Edmundo

The Montecristo Edmundo is named for its vitola which measures in at 135mm with a 52 ring. The name is also a nod to Edmund Dantes, the hero of the Alexandro Dumas novel The Count of Montecristo, which was also the inspiration for the name of the brand. 

This fine cigar was released in spring 2004, now a staple in the Montecristo range, they went on to win cigar of the year in 2014. 

The Edmundo is beautifully constructed at the H. Upmann factory, which is in the neighborhood of Nuevo Vedado in Havana.They are tripa larga, totalmente a mano – long filler, totally handmade using an exclusive blend of tobaccos from the Vuelta Abajo region of Cuba, and finished with a traditional triple cap. 

Warm aromas of cedar and cocoa are offered pre light, once lit a full bodied smoke comes billowing out, serving medium-full strength flavours that we found to be a harmonious blend of almond, cocoa and a dash of baking spice. 

The Edmundo would pair well with a crisp lager or a side of cognac after a steak dinner. Recommended for an intermediate to experienced smoker, puff slowly and you can expect to enjoy it for around 75 minutes

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25 reviews for Montecristo Edmundo

  1. Kyriakos S.

    This cigar has exceptional appearance, with great construction, smooth woody taste throughout the cigar.

  2. Michael P.

    I’ve been searching for others who have acquired this box code and can’t find any info. The box packing and presentation are second to none. Very nice. The cap on one of the Edmundos had a few green, grassy blemishes. Under a magnifying glass, it definitely wasn’t mold, but was embedded in the leaf. My first smoke was very tightly rolled, hard to draw. I re-clipped the end and began losing the wrapper. Kind of a disappointment. I will let them soften a little in my humidor before trying the second one. The taste was had a great, medium body and will improve with time, I imagine. Any info on box code RTO May 06 would be appreciated.

  3. Juziel P.

    These cigars look great and smoke nicely; however, they need some time for the flavors to infuse. I think they have much potential, but I can’t give them a 10 yet.

  4. Anthony T.

    This is my second box and I will continue to add these to my humadore every year. The burn is consistant. The flavor is well balanced. This cigar needs 3-4 months seasoning.

  5. Peter D.

    Great Cigar,good construction,nice thick guage.A big smoke ,but not overpowering.Easy Draw,spongy feel.This is a real nice thick Monte for the afternoon.Nice woodsy flavor, without any aftertaste.A good choice if you like Monte’s.
    Worth having in your humidor!!

  6. Joe S.

    Montecristo Edmondo:
    Cuban. (Stored in cabinet humidor 70deg/65RH)

    Food: Grilled chicken sandwich with Provolone and mushrooms.

    Drink: Pellegrino & Glanmorange 15 y/o

    Location: Garage at my computer with the door ½ up.

    Pre light aroma: This cigar was sweet with a hint of cinnamon and barley detectable earth. .

    Construction: This cigar was flawless. It held an even milk chocolate color. It was accented with a few tiny veins. When rolled between my fingers it made a lovely crackling sound that usually means proper humidification. It gave to the touch and was not spongy. I had received this from Cigar One and had stored it in my humidor for exactly one week.

    Pre Light: I made a cut with my Xikar cigar cutter. It was a cut that a surgeon would have been proud of. It cut with no tears, or even loose bits. I took a draw before lighting and could taste all the spices. It looked to be perfect in construction as I received just enough resistance.

    Light: I used my pebble torch lighter and toasted the foot. It lit perfectly.

    Taste: Fair amount of smoke and fair amount of earth. Through the entire cigar it provided a balance of slightly sweet earth and very tannic flavor.

    Synopsis: . This was a very earthy cigar toward the end. It was quite tannic and at the end had quite a bite. This young cigar shows good potential for aging nicely. While very different from the Monte #2 it shares the sense of strength and balance between power and a rich flavor profile. I will revisit this in six months.

  7. Daniel M.

    Parece que no sea un Montecristo ya que es algo diferente a los clasicos Monte nº 2 o nº 4.Tiene un aroma especial para esta marca,tiene un dulzor persistente hasta el final de la fumada.En conclusion realmente bueno

  8. Brandon O.

    These are excellent cigars, but basically are the No. 2 without the topedo format. I would say I prefer the No2 , simply because of the convenience of the shape. however, as something different to try, I hightly recommend these.

  9. Josh K.

    OK this is not a cigar review. This is a review of a box of cigars I recently bought NOT FROM CUBAN LOU’S!!!!! I bought this unfortunate box of cigars for a local retailer and I regretted it horribly.

    I had a few of these from time to time and enjoyed them thoroughly so I decided to get a box. ( I will review the cigars in another posting as they are from a different box) I bought a box, sealed, and brought them home. upon opening them I detected the pleasant smell of fine cuban cigars. Giddy as a kid on christmas I brought the box to my humidor and started to unpack them. I noticed a few had a slightly damaged foot, small crack no biggie. I then found some that had cracks from the head to the band and a few with 1.5″ cracks in the foot. In a box of 25 a total of 11 were damaged in some way. I brought the box back and received a new one.

    Moral of the story is when you pickup or order cigars always check them before leaving the store.

  10. Jonathan M.

    I read with great interest Anthony’s revies on the Edmundo called “The Good, Bad & Ugly. I am a part owner in a retail cigar shop here in Canada and have probably travelled to Cuba at least 15 times over the years to holiday and purchase Cuban’s right from the factory and I can tell you this. No matter where you purchase your cigars, even directly from the factory in Cuba you can end up with fakes. Having extensive experience with the Monte Edmundo’s and most other Cuban brands for that matter if these cigars were as bad as you describe, they weren’t authentic Edmundos and what I would have done is returned the entire box to the retailer for a refund. Even if you are buying directly at the factory I would recommend that in addition to checking for all the regular stickers and markings on the box that you smoke at least one cigar from the box before puchasing. Any legitimate retailer will allow you to do this. As for my rating of the Monte Edmundo I think this is one of the best Robusto’s on the market, particular when you take price into consideration. The Edmundo has a nice meaty ring size and while not overly strong, it has pleasent moderate taste. Enother one of those cigars that starts out nicely, burns evenly with no hot spots and it good right to the nub. An interesting cigar which I feel gives the Montecristo 2 a run for the money has the Brand names top cigar.

  11. Pini D.

    A strange one this…not sure if people were expecting too much because of the size but i find that if you take your time with this one and let the flavours come out in there own time it is a very tasty cigar. Not sure if they have changed the blend but i really like the new ones more.

  12. Marco F.

    I was thinking this would be quite a cigar being my real go to is the little brother the PE. I was expecting the same explosive flavor the PE gives off. This one just never relly kicks in and tends to be a td underfilled. Maybe with a little tie they will get better.

  13. Marc S.

    Great smoke. Not harsh but very flavorful. Burns good and feels good in your hand. This is my favorite size of cigar. I also like the Churchill’s because I have found the larger ring gauges provide the best flavor. You will not be disappointed with this cigar.

  14. Hernando O.

    Just had the Monte Edmundo today and I have to say I was very impressed and pleased. Great woody flavor with a hint of spice. Nice crisp draw and beautiful puffs of smoke. This cigar was beautiful looking fat cigar and tasted great! I will buy more.

  15. Jonathan E.

    I recently got three of these as part of a Montecristo sampler pack (I thought I’dbroaden my horizons beyond the No 4), and I must say that so far it is my favourite smoke from the set. A delightful flavour, not too full bodied, and suprisingly stayed pleasant to the last puff.

    I think if I were a little richer, this could take me away from my No 4s and convert me to an Edmundo smoker. I can recommend it if you are looking for a relaxing smoke on a sunny afternoon in the garden with a good book and a cool beer.

  16. William K.

    Perhaps it was the cut or my lighting style but after a an inauspicious beginning it was smooth sailing, coffee and kahlua wasn’t bad either. Good times.

  17. James F.

    These came to me as part of the recent assorted sampler pack of Monte’s. Although my favorite is still the #2’s, this one was a great smoke. It’s the same ring size in a shorter format. Fine for when you don’t have the time for a #2. A mellow cigar yet packed with flavour. Easy draw and an even burn. Again, a great cigar. Thanks to the assortment I got to try this one out without having to buy a whole box, yet that’s exactly what I am going to do after I finish this review!

  18. Keith K.

    I smoke a lot of different types, and brands, but you can never go wrong with a Monte! I usually smoke #2’s or #4’s, but just finished an Edmundo. Lovely ’till the end. I truly don’t mind burning my fingertips in search of that last puff. I just put a box in my cart.

  19. Brice D.

    First I bought a 15 pack. I was so impressed that I bought 2 full boxes. This is my favorite Monte. Very well made cigar with smooth flawless wrappers. 1 in 5 have an uneven burn. Medium draw that produces a solid white/gray ash. Starts with flowery taste that turns to a coffee nutty taste. Great aroma. With 3 years of age these one of the best cigars I’ve ever smoked. I will smoke this over a Monte #2 any day.

  20. Troy P.

    My main man Kevin sent me the DARKEST box of Edmundos ive ever seen and even though they are young I smoked em one after another until the box was empty. Bold rich tasty flavors of coffee and dark choc. with a long and lasting spicy finish !!! Thanks Kevin !!!

  21. Robert J.

    Following a mandatory three week rest in my humidor I smoked one from the box of 25.
    Visually it shows perfect construction with a dark chocolate wrapper and perfectly applied tripple cap; burn was razor sharp with beautifull blue smoke. However, taste was uniformly mild throughout the entire lenght, but it lacked the typical Monti sweet “tang”; I actually prefered No.4 from FEB 09. Definitelly needs some more age – I shall retest it after another 3-6 months.
    But let us talk about the value we all get from CL!
    Last year I saved some money to buy some habanos on my trip to Europe. To my surprise there were none available in airport duty free shops neither in Rome, Wienna or Munich.
    And retail prices were unbelievable; one Edmundo sold for e20.00= 30 USD, 3-pack of Monti #4 was e21.00 which equals to about 10.00 USD per stick.
    We all should be thankful to CL for such favorable pricing on the top of outstanding service!

  22. James R.

    wide ring gauge always pretty to look at and to hold between fingers, nice brown wrapper, strength not as strong as i would expect, light to medium, flavor wise woody mixed with coffee aroma. this wide cigar produces plenty of smoke, a good hour smoke to relax your mind from the daily stress. looking forward to seeing it improve with age in humidor.

  23. Chandler C.

    This stick had the wrapper color that I have come to expect from montecristo. It was rich and chocolatey, almost like a #2, but without the piquant finish that the #2 gives. I enjoyed it immensely.

  24. Arian M.

    Incredible Cigar. Smooth, full-bodied, quite smokey (but not as much as a Liga Privada T52), beautiful dark wrapper, and well-build with just the right amount of pull and flavor.

    Thank you Cuban Lou’s for another great and authentic purchase at an even greater price. For fellow Monte connoisseurs: even though the image of the cigar shows the traditional Montecristo label, the product has the new label on it; i.e., shiny gold fleur de lis (similar to the image of the Doble Edmundo). When in doubt of authenticity, you can always check it on Happy Smoking.


  25. Cody H. (verified owner)

    I’ve worked through several on the Monti’s and have settled solidly on the Edmundo. Lights easily, draws perfectly and has a mild to strong flavor. Ashes perfectly and burns without any help. All around great cigar and comes with a name that stands the test of time.

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