Montecristo No.4


(20 customer reviews)

Overview: Montecristo No.4

The Montecristo No.4 is a Mareva vitola, measuring in at 129mm 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. 

The No. 4 offers a similar profile to the No. 1 and No 3, offering prominent flavours of creamy coffee, cocoa and sweet vanilla. Medium strength profile is consistent throughout this smoke, with additional flavours of light cedar and an earthy spice that carries you through to the finish.  

Given the moderate size of this cigar, you can expect to enjoy it for around 30 minutes, perfect for a morning pick me up or a stroll with your four legged friend. The size of this cigar also creates a possibility for it to burn hot, so do your best to slowly work your way through this one.

The simple yet rich profile is approachable for the novice smoker and aficionados alike, similar to its siblings in this range it pairs well with any beverage so pour your favourite and enjoy this brief smoking experience.

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20 reviews for Montecristo No.4

  1. Peter T.

    Really great looking cigars and the construction is outstanding. I have only smoked two out of the box of 25 so far, but both of those burned absolutely perfect. I do feel however that these smokes will improve flavorwise with some time in the humidor. They still have the bite of young tobacco, and they have yet to develope that rich earthiness that you usually associate with a montecristo. Hopefully they will continue to improve with time.

  2. David H.

    Without a dobut the finest habano cigar I have ever had the pleasure of smoking!!!! From the minute I opened the box I was very pleased, Beautiful is the best way to describe them to you. As for the flavor its unmatched, have had the box for about 3 weeks & have eight smokes left. As for value well let just say if Cuban Lous decided to double the price I would still be a buyer!!!! – Carlos

  3. Mark S.

    As soon as you open the box and smell them you can tell the quality is much better than the norm. I left them in the humidor for 5 days and then couldn’t resist. Smokes very well; not too heavy and a great tasting cigar. Would recommend these to anyone.

  4. Antranig B.

    wow, love these!! i am new to the cigar world and am blown away by the great flavor!!

  5. Robert K.

    This box of Monte’s was both fantastic and disappointing at the same time. When the draw was good these little gems are hard to beat, but unfortunately 6 cigars out of this box were completely plugged. Even using a correction tool did not improve the draw to the point of smokable. I still love Montecristos but this just wasn’t the best box. Maybe the guy rolling that day had too much rum in him.

  6. Ike P.

    This little smoke is outstanding! I say little because it is a great cigar when under time restraints, but its flavor is anything but miniscule. Your pallet is treated to creamy, coffee notes that resonate throughout the entire medium-full bodied experience. The quality is always consistent and they all seem to burn perfectly. No wonder this is one of Habana’s top selling cigars.

  7. Sante C.

    These are by far the best cigars I’ve ever smoked… They’re smooth yet flavorful. The only problem I’ve had is that a few (maybe 2 per box) are so hard to draw that they’re not enjoyable. However, for the price you can’t go wrong for a good box of cubans! I’ve noticed that the longer they sit in the humidor the better they get!

  8. Allen C.

    I just received the box of Monte #4’s I ordered 5 days ago and couldn’t wait to dive right in. After 5 min of aging I looked longingly at the stog and could tell that it wanted me. I cut off the end with a cheap pair of scissors my kids used when in kindergarten. I took a pre-light draw and it was FANTASTIC (as Arnold would say). It took a while but I finally got one of the lame matches my friend Mark brought over to light and lit up that succulent stick. Immediately I was transported to a place and time only imagined in dreams. The sweet cedar sap of the cuban seed was evident in the rich, bellowing cloud of vapor that enshrouded the entire patio, (registering a crisp 310 degrees Kelvin). A gentile swig from the Maccallan 25 further enhanced the moment and brought me to orgasm. After that I was tired and had no interest in the rest of the cigar which I quickly extinguished and threw into the garden graveyard where all good cuban cigar stubs go to die.

  9. Rocky F.

    Wow!! I could not be more pleased with my first experience purchasing from Cuban Lou’s. Customer service is a 10+, Kevin was great in helping me out. Smoked one of these right out of the box and was in heaven! It has such a great rich cuban tobacco taste while being extremely smooth. I enjoy cigars from all different countries, but cuban tobacco is the top of the heap. Such a clean, rich, smooth, pure flavor. I highly recommend the Monte No. 4 for a great 20 min. smoke.

  10. Donald A.

    Well here it goes. This is my first Monte no.4
    I was expecting the golden child and it was disappointing.
    Out of the first 10 I had 3 no draws.
    This is probably a fluke but I have found inconsistency in
    construction. Some smoke very very nice. Others turn me
    blue in the face from puffing so hard. I will break out my draw
    poker and keep it handy.
    A tip that helps is to hand role the cigar on a table top feeling
    for hardness from one end to the other. Most of mine were tight
    around the band area again probably a new roller or something.
    The ones that had no trouble burning were delicious and extremely
    smooth and will make your mouth water just thinking about them.

    I had some of the limited 2006’s from Monte and let me tell you that
    they are great if you can find them.

  11. Pini D.

    Believe it or not, I know people who wont smoke this classic cigar just because it is so popular! This is the one that always reminds me what I want from a Cuban cigar. When they are good I have to say that they are very hard to beat for taste and flavour. My cigar.

  12. Eric E.

    It’s hard to beat this cigar in price and value. A very delicious, even burning, medium to full body smoke that turns any occasion into a special one! My sons and I have gone through 3 boxes and only had 3 that were rolled so tightly that we had to give up the effort. No complaints, though, and will be buying more, as this cigar is a great everyday smoke, especially when you only have about 45 minutes.

  13. Andrew M.

    I haven’t had one of these in years. It is one of the most perfect cigars every made. Light in the first third then getting more spicy as the smoke goes on. My wife and I smoked them yesterday on our 24th wedding anniversary and loved them. Excellent smoke!

  14. Alexander T.

    Its easy to see why this cigar generates so much word of mouth. The price to quality ratio cannot be beat. Classic coffee and cocoa cuban twang with just a hint of spice. Construction is always great. I’ve yet to have a bad one.

  15. R. S.

    There’s a reason this is one of the best selling cuban cigars!
    This was my 1st box purchased from Cuban Lou’s, needless to say they have taken my business from another big-time online Habanos dealer. Two reasons; great quality cigars and fabulous customer service!
    Thanks Kevin
    This box of Monte 4’s was just perfect! Color, wrapper, draw, and flavor. Even for a 1yr old Cuban and getting better as time goes buy!

  16. Peter Z.

    Ok so i had been a longtime customer of a competing website for cubans to the USA and have never had any issues, however when you can get the same product with superior service & delivery for less $$ you got to go with the lower prices. So I recently ordered a box on Monte #4’s from Cubanlou’s and within 7 days they were in my mailbox. I just took 1 out and smoked it. Perfect and the box was 100% sealed with none of the stickers cut or opened. I just placed my 2nd order since I am so happy to have a new merchant that I can trust to deliver 100% authentic/sealed boxes and cigars from Cuba. Thanks Kevin you have earned my business !!
    Chris (Las Vegas, NV)

  17. Robert J.

    There is no doubt why this one is the best selling cigar on this planet!
    Its construction is excellent with medium colored wrapper, double cap, feeling solid in your hand. It provides generous smoke volume with beautiful blue smoke, smooth complex taste with typical Monti “twang”, even burn with silvery firm ash and overall consistent quality through the box.

  18. MICHAEL H.

    Yay & WOW! Just received my first box of these, my first Cuban Lou’s purchase. I am smokin’ one now and LOVE it. I have always been a fan of Feuntes but now, I have a new love. And, as I have usually smoked much larger sizes (big Churchills) over the years, I was wondering how I would like a smaller cigar like this, but have to say it is a nice smoke and I don’t feel like I am in a marathon for two hours to finish it.

  19. Michael T.

    All I can say is WOW! I can see why this is the standard for all cigars. Awesome taste with a great burn.

  20. Sean F. (verified owner)

    Such. Great everyday smokes. Nothing to amazing here. Definitly on the lower end of montecristos quality but. Non the less I love having a box of these in the stash at all times. Great lunch cigar or morning smoke

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