Montecristo No.3


(3 customer reviews)

Overview: Montecristo No.3

The Montecristo No. 3 is the classic Cuban full length Corona vitola, measuring 142mm in length with a 42 ring gauge.

The numbered series is the founding line of cigars that launched the Montecristo brand in 1935, they are hand rolled and filled with the finest tobacco leaves from the Piñar del Rio region of Cuba. This range is aged for two years before being released, making them an excellent smoke right out of the box. 

Beautiful aroma emanates from this cigar, a sweet blend of toasted tobacco mixed with honey notes and a touch of pepper. A similar flavour profile to the No. 1, and No. 4, with bold and rich flavours of creamy coffee, cocoa and vanilla with a decadently thick smoke that reached a medium-full strength mark. We also found additional flavours of cedar and a dash of spice that came in the second half. 

We can recommend this cigar with a full strength beverage like a scotch on the rocks or a gin martini. This caigar will hold its own no matter your choice or pairing.

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3 reviews for Montecristo No.3

  1. Afzal M.

    After several days of miserable clouds and rain, the sun is finally peeking out over top the distant tree line this morning. What a grand sight. I decided to smoke a Montecristo No. 3 from 1999. I find the cigar very light in the hand and no give at all when squeezing. The wrapper is a dark brown and somewhat coarse with a single, prominent vein. I carefully punched the cap with the smallest ring, tested the draw, and found it to be perfect. I went ahead and punched the cap more using the medium ring. This cigar had one tough, thick cap on it.

    With the foot good and toasted, I took a couple of good puffs and the cigar came to life. A long, slow draw and a very mild smoke came through with very good flavors of roasted nuts, wood, and dark earth. Although the smoke was very mild, the finish was very good and lasting on the palate. I was hoping the strength would pick up after a bit.

    About a third into the cigar, the strength did start to pick up a little and a very small amount of spice appeared. Tastes of vanilla, cocoa and a hint of citrus came through with dark earth and old, worn leather undertones in the lasting finish. I picked up coffee and a semi-sweet caramel too. Delicious!

    The halfway point is where this cigar really started to shine. A perfect strength came through with just the right amount of white pepper spice. All the flavors mixed and mingled to produce an incredible smoke that was very smooth on the palate and heaven when exhaling through the mouth and nose. The finish continued to be long and lasting, and paired with the coffee I’m drinking, delicious.

    I’ve thoroughly enjoyed this morning’s smoke. The burn was perfect the entire time with a strong, light gray ash forming that I knocked off every half inch. Tons of smoke was produced from beginning to end and a very good fit for my palate, especially once the strength came in. Excellent cigar!

  2. Hernando O.

    Perfect pre-light draw, full of fresh tobacco flavors.

    Post-light produced flavors of earth, wood, and roasted nuts from this mild smoke.
    Around the half-way point the body and pepper started picking up along with notes of vanilla, cocoa, worn leather, caramel, and citrus. This never reached a high level of strength, but ened up somewhere between mild and medium bodies.

    The finish was long and the burn was perfect. These are really delicious smokes.

  3. a. (verified owner)

    Been smoking this cigar for years after upgrading from the #4…I find it the perfect cigar for a nice smoke not to short or long …a perfect choice right under the #2 .

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