Cigar Review by Manuel Torres. Montecristo New York Connoisseur Edition.

The Monte Cristo cigar brand was inspired by the Alexandre Dumas, père novel The Count of Monte Cristo. The brand was founded in July 1935 by Alonso Menéndez.

Monte Cristo is the name of two brands of premium cigars, one produced in Cuba for Habanos SA, the Cuban state-owned tobacco company, and the other produced in La Romana, Dominican Republic for the Franco-Spanish tobacco monopoly Altadis SA.

Cuban cigars are illegal in the US therefore the only Monte Cristo cigars you will get will be the one made in the Dominic Republic by Altadis SA.

The latest Monte Cristo is the “New York Connoisseur Edition”. On the pre-light, this Monte Cristo is a 6 x 60 impressive box pressed cigar with a light brown color wrapper and minimal views.

The construction is perfect with an excellent draw and burn with a medium gray ash. This cigar on the initial draw is mild to medium and gradually picks up in body and Strength.

In terms of body, it is medium to full and the overall strength of this cigar is medium. I was not, however, overwhelmed by nicotine or pepper.

On the 2nd third, I start to get some complexity in terms of flavor:  I got hints of wood and nuts with a mild spice overtone of caramel sweetness.

On the final third, the cigar is still smooth with a nice long cool medium finish.

Overall this is a pretty -looking cigar that delivers a perfect balance of flavor, body, and strength.

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano

Filler: Dominican

Binder: Nicaragua

*The Monte Cristo is made in the Dominican Republic.

This Cigar deserves a:


About me:

 Manuel Torres ‘The Cigarpoet’ is a Published Author, Teacher, mentor, and Chess Instructor. Graduated from SUNY Buffalo in 1994 and attended NYU in 2001. His book “Sikar Spirit”, also available as an ebook, is about cigars and poetry and how they relate to the world of art, culture, history, and politics. Manuel been a client of Cigar Inn for many years. And he was introduced to the cigar culture more than 20 years ago.

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3 Responses to Cigar Review by Manuel Torres. Montecristo New York Connoisseur Edition.

  1. Trentgal says:

    Great that you are reviewing the cigars……you may if you wish to comment on my cigar recommendations via weekly horoscopes… provide good insights into the cigar..

  2. laura says:

    This is a good review. Great reviews can always be seen at

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