Altadis U.S.A. has announced a new B.R.M Montecristo Humidor with a B.R.M Timepiece included. B.R.M stands for Bernard Richards Manufacture,...
Tobacco wholesaler Santa Clara, Inc. is introducing an exclusive cigar from Altadis U.S.A.: Montecristo Volume 1: 100 Days. The cigar is rolled in Honduras at the Flor de Copan factory and blended by the Grupo de Maestros of Altadis U.S.A. The blend is said to contain some tobacco that has been aged ten years and uses an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper, Nicaraguan binder and Nicaraguan and Dominican Republic filler.
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"This one was like a Ferrari for me... Good right out of the gate and stayed true to the finish. This will be a cigar that I get more of for future enjoyment!" -Jason H. (Jokey Smurf)
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"Excellent smoke! One of the best mild-medium smoked I have ever had the pleasure of enjoying. The rich buttery and vanilla notes that were the backbone of this cigar were thoroughly enjoyable. Only smoke this cigar when you have the time to sit back, relax, and savor a truly high quality cigar. " -John A. (Bostoneo)
"I was leery about the first third, hoping it may have some complexity of this blend, however i was delightfully surprised bu the last two thirds. A menagerie of roasted and tasty charred flavors intermingling with sweet caramel and chocolate flavors made this end up being two thumbs up for me! Paired with flawless appearance, construction and burn made it all the better. Top notch med-full bodied smoke!" -John A. (Bostoneo)
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Every year we put together a list of our Top 25 Cigars of the Year. Our list is a bit different from some other lists, it is not simply a rehashing of our top scores from the year, or one person's opinion. We gave each of our panelists 10 votes to cast how they please for what they enjoyed the most in 2019. The order of their votes matter, so their #1 pick is worth twice as much as #10. The cigars do not have to have been reviewed by Blind Man's Puff, but the panelist must have smoked it.
Altadis' Grupo de Maestros is collaborating with the Plasencia family again to make a followup to their 2014 Montecristo Espada, the Montecristo Espada Oscuro. Like the original release, this is a Nicaraguan Puro. This line extension uses a Habano Rosado Oscuro wrapper instead of the Nicaraguan Habano. This wrapper was chosen by Rafael Nodal, Head of Product Capability for Tabacalera USA. Nodal, Grupo de Maestro Pedro Ventura and the Plasencia family created the blend.
This was a really good cigar, probably my favorite Altadis release in recent history. These were just good traditional flavors that were very balanced at every turn. I think these are ready to smoke right now, and have some short-term aging potential to really bring out the bready flavors. The construction was spot on with the draw and smoke production, and never had to light again. I'm glad I have a couple more of these and plan on smoking another very soon.