By Anthony S. on 03 Jan. 2017 (Montecristo Open Master) :
Had the Open Eagle whilst on my honeymoon in St Lucia and thoroughly enjoyed it so I thought I'd give theses try too. Cigar Aficionado rated these (boxed in Oct 2015) a 93, with notes of nuts, rasin and cocoa. I definitely picked up notes of dried raisin and this robusta hit me in the mouth with cocoa flavor. The construction and burn were impeccable with copious volumes of rich smoke with each puff. Just: delicious!
By Henri N. on 24 Sept. 2012 (Montecristo Open Master) :
Just received these from CL with a box of the Vega Robaina Famosos in the two-box combo. These babies were ready to smoke right out of the box. Its a good looking cigar with thin, but very present veins (like a muscled arm). Mellow, yet had a great complex spicy/creamy and towards the end cedary/woody flavor. I normally use a punch cutter and the draw is really great. I invited three guests to sample one over drinks at our local cigar club and everyone who smoked with me, just loved them. Not sure how long they will last because I really don't want to smoke anything else. I tend to prefer cigars that are more of the "day-time" variety, and this baby can be enjoyed with coffee in the morning or afternoon, or with drinks at night if you don't want something too overpowering.
The format "Master" for the first time makes a classic Robusto an integral part of the MONTECRISTO brand. MONTECRISTO OPEN is especially well-suited for newcomers to the world of Habanos or those who like mild premium cigars. It can be a cigar for the early hours of the day or as an especially adaptable companion for elegant wines and spirits.