Hoyo de Monterrey
Size: 5.00 X 50
The name of these cigars take their origins from the Hoyo
de Monterrey plantation in the Vuelta Abajo region of
Cuba. The Monterrey plantation was owned by a Spanish
settler, José Gener, who had left Catalunya in
1831 at 13 years of age to join his uncle producing "los
majagua cigarillos" for the local Cuban market. In
1851 José convinced his uncle to open a cigar factory
in La Habana where they began production of "La Escepcion"
brand for the vast American market. Building on the success
of this brand José Gener acquired the Hoyo de Monterrey
plantation in 1860 and 5 years later began production
of the cigars that took their name from this "vega"
(Las Vegas translates as the fertile plains). The soft
taste of Hoyo de Monterrey cigars is a favourite amongst
those who prefer a Habano of less force - delicate, aromatic
and complex - and the Double Coronas and the Epicure no
2's are especially well-known amongst lovers of Habanos
Reviewed by: Don Blonde
Date: May 2004
This is a wonderful cigar that quite frankly I came upon
by accident. I don’t like Hoyos that is the ones
made outside of Cuba. So when this one was given to me
quite frankly I threw it in the humidor and forgot about
it. Well I decided to try it and fell in love with it.
It has a fruity nutty salty spicy long peppery finish
that is to say the least out of this world.
The wide range of flavors comes in long stages. The cigar
is strong from start to finish, but never harsh. Needless
to say this wide range of flavors is unavailable in any
Dominican, Honduran, Nicaraguan, Etc I have smoked in
the past 25 years. I have smoked them all Partagas, Cohibas,
Punch to name a few. I, like many thought they were the
best in the world, boy was I ignorant.
The Cubans have opened my eyes to what a cigar is meant
to be. The Embargo has created a whole market of sub standard
replacements that we are forced to smoke!
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