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Smoke Notes Cigar Reviews: Montecristo White Vintage Connecticut

montecristo white vintage connecticut 2Montecristo White Vintage Connecticut (50 x 6 1/4)

W: 2008 Connecticut, United States, Shade Grown
B: Nicaraguan
F: Nicaraguan, Dominican, Peruvian

Factory: Tabacalera de Garcia

If you love the Montecristo White Series but could never quite get enough, listen up. Altadis rummaged around one of their very own farms in the Connecticut River Valley and discovered some tobacco that’s been quietly aging since 2008. They quickly undressed their famous White Series sticks and tried on the new US-grown golden Connecticut wrapper. With a little Peruvian filler to seal the deal, a second classic smoke was born. Garnering a little more body and pepper gusto, this offshoot is the perfect second chapter to a wildly successful first.

montecristo white vintage connecticutNotes:

  • Much like its older sibling, this was a supremely smooth smoke, yet preceded by aromas of pungent earth, dried fruit, sugar cane, and a cold draw containing wood, raisin, and earth.
  • The primary flavor started with a tongue-tingling, peppery earth that would consistently transition to a creamy vanilla wood on the finish.
  • There was a distinct dryness to the body of this cigar on the palate. Have a drink in hand.
  • Further along the smoke developed a creamy earth finish, overtaking the wood note, basting the whole experience in creamy, peppery, earthy goodness.


Flavor Report: Pepper, Dry Wood, Peppery Earth, Creamy Vanilla Wood, Mint


Overall: 7.5/10


Montecristo is well known for its unmatched construction, consistency, burn, and smooth flavor profiles. This newest offering is no different. It’s a silky smooth smoke with a light pepper zing to awaken and enchant your palate. Try it for yourself here.


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