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Espada by Montecristo Cigar Review.

Espada By Montecristo Cigars

Company History
If you have ever enjoyed a premium cigar, there’s a good chance you’ve enjoyed a cigar crafted by Altadis U.S.A. Responsible for many of the world’s most renowned brands including Montecristo, Romeo y Julieta, H. Upmann, and Trinidad, Altadis U.S.A. has been crafting great cigars since 1918.

Over the years, Altadis U.S.A. has grown into one of the largest cigar companies in the world and has gained access to the finest tobacco leaves from growers worldwide. This allows us to fulfill our mission to provide the highest quality products at a fair price. Across all our brands, adult connoisseurs have come to enjoy the consistency and well-made construction that signify Altadis U.S.A. cigars.

Today, Altadis U.S.A. operates production facilities in the Dominican Republic and Honduras and partners with factories in Mexico and Nicaragua. Altadis and its affiliates employ over 5,000 employees worldwide and strive to provide them with an outstanding working environment.

We understand you have many choices when you visit your local tobacconist. We thank you for choosing our cigars and hope you enjoy them as much as we enjoy making them.
Constructed with 100% vintage Nicaraguan tobaccos specially aged by the Plasencia family and expertly blended by the world famous Grupo de Maestros, Espada by Montecristo offers a bold, spicy and deeply satisfying smoke. Espada, which means “sword” in Spanish, is the first Montecristo with all of its tobacco coming from Nicaragua – a country celebrated for its robust and mellow tobaccos. Espada by Montecristo is a cigar of pure taste and true elegance.


This is a great looking cigar that was incredibly smooth to the touch. The wrapper had a silky shine and feel, minimal veins and an over great appearance. The pre-light smell was rich with scents of floral, cedar and hints of pepper.

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Journey Profile:

1st Third
Once lit the cigar started to deliver an generous amount of dense and creamy smoke to my palate. More of the sweetness was starting to come in play along with pepper and some fruity notes. Plenty of earthy like mouthful flavors and aroma filled the surrounding air.

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2nd Third:
Some nutty flavors and aromas were noticed with more fruity and subtle black pepper spices which were noticeable in the retro-hale. An outstanding burn held on to a long dark gray ash. More soft pepper spices were noticed in the aroma and when retro-hailing the smoke through the nose.

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Final 3rd:
More peppery spices in the flavor and aroma with a nutty, earthy quality. It produced dense clouds of creamy textured smoke to the palate. There’s a wonderful sweetness that also stayed center stage all the way to the end.

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Final Thoughts:
Very smooth texture and completely effortless to enjoy. Great flavor with a medium bodies with a lot of pepper flavor. The medium body balanced extremely well with the flavors of the cigar. Very pleasant while spices picked up its flavor and body did not increase. A very well made flavorful cigar easily enjoyed right down to the nub.

Myron Gooch Sr.

Wrapper: Habano Jalapa Vintage 2010.
Binder: Habano Jalapa Vintage 2009.
Filler: Habano Jalapa Vintage 2008, Habano Jalapa Ometepe Vintage 2008 and Habano Condega Vintage 2008.

Size: 6” x 50.

Rating: 92

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