I’ll give you a little Hoyo de Monterrey history first. In 2010, General Cigar launched Hoyo de Monterrey Reposado en Cedros at the IPCPR show, launching the world’s first cigar to use the new Inmersión™ process. This was the culmination of more than 2 years of research, pioneered by the factory workers at the HATSA facility in Honduras.
After being masterfully handcrafted by Honduran artisans, each Hoyo de Monterrey Reposado en Cedros cigar undergoes the Inmersión™ process and is left to rest for an extended period of time. Enveloped in fragrant cedar, the cigar matures to a complex, medium-bodied smoke with a uniquely spicy, rich taste.
In developing their own proprietary advancement in aging, they are able to utilize cedar to deliver a seasoned cigar that boasts an unmatched level of complexity and balance. This collection is sure to appeal to a wide-ranging group of new and tenured smokers.
Personally, I love to see cigars in cedar sleeves. En Cedros had a leathery brown wrapper and the cedar aroma burst through thanks to the sleeve. It was firmly rolled with no blemishes or spots. This cigar was incredibly smooth and nicely balanced with a great flavors from start to finish. With a great aroma and a little pepper in every draw, you are going to really enjoy the En Cedros. It burned very well and consistently all the way down to the head of cigar. There were nice solid ashes all the way down to the ribbon and no touch-ups were required to enjoy.
Overall, this cigar is well constructed and complex with a rich taste. Its medium body is not overpowering and makes it great for beginner smokers. All in all, this was a true pleasure to smoke.
Wrapper: Ecuadoran Sumatra
Binder: Connecticut Broadleaf
Filler: Honduran, Nicaraguan, Dominican (Piloto Cubano)
Size: 5.5 x 54