A Complete Guide to Montecristo Cigars

Since 1935 when the now-famous name first adorned Cuban cigars, the Montecristo brand has been synonymous with quality. Offering an amazing range of full-flavored cigars handmade in the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua, Montecristo has a stunning smoke for every palate. Scroll down through the alphabetical list of Montecristo cigars below to find the Montecristo that’s missing from your humidor.

Montecristo (original line)

W: Connecticut
B: Dominican Republic
F: Dominican Republic

Strength: Medium
Origin: Dominican Republic

Handcrafted under the supervision of master cigar-maker Jose Seijas in the Dominican Republic, the original U.S. market Montecristo cigars feature Dominican-grown, Cuban-seed tobaccos under specially selected Connecticut shade wrappers. This classic blend is legendary for its ultra-smooth taste, sweet aroma, and impeccable quality.

Montecristo 1935 Anniversary Nicaragua

W: Nicaragua
B: Nicaragua
F: Nicaragua

Strength: Medium-Full
Origin: Nicaragua

The stunning result of a collaboration between Master blender A.J. Fernandez, the famed Grupo de Maestros blending team, & Aging Room’s Rafael Nodal, the Montecristo 1935 Anniversary Nicaragua exhibits great balance of its rich and refined flavors. Crafted using a choice selection of all-Nicaraguan tobaccos and finished with a soft box-press, these prestigious puros bring you rounded, nutty, and creamy taste with a kiss of natural sweetness on the finish.

Montecristo Classic

W: Connecticut
B: Dominican Republic
F: Dominican Republic

Strength: Medium-full
Origin: Dominican Republic

To create the Montecristo Classic Collection cigar, master blender Jose Seijas hand-selected the most immaculate American-grown Connecticut shade wrappers he could find and combined them with the best Dominican binder and filler leaves. As a result, it’s one of the finest smokes to ever bear the Montecristo name. Creamy and aromatic, these smooth smokes reveal rich tones of almond, toffee, cedar, and more over the course of a slow and satisfying burn.

Montecristo Epic

W: Ecuador (Habano)
B: Nicaragua
F: Nicaragua, Dominican Republic

Strength: Medium-full
Origin: Dominican Republic

Montecristo’s 91-rated Epic cigar combines a glistening Ecuadorian Habano wrapper leaf with sturdy Nicaraguan binder and a special selection of vintage Nicaraguan and Dominican filler leaves to bring you a riveting smoke with deeply layered taste. On the stronger side of medium in body, the Epic unfolds its complexity flavors as you burn, conveying notes of chocolate, nuts, coffee, fruit, caramel, and spice before a long finish.

Montecristo Epic Craft Cured

W: Nicaragua (Rosado oscuro)
B: Nicaragua
F: Nicaragua

Strength: Medium-full
Origin: Nicaragua

Showcasing a special reserve Rosado wrapper leaf from the exceptional crop year of 2006, the Epic Craft Cured combines a careful blend of 100% Nicaraguan tobaccos. Bucking traditional method, these tobaccos were then processed using an unconventional, time-consuming fermentation process to create a larger scale of full, unbridled flavor. Unmatched in character, this outstanding Montecristo creation displays an amazing balance of its zesty and sweet tasting notes, delivering layered tones of cocoa, spices, nuts, espresso, toasted grains, and more.

Montecristo Epic Vintage 12 Blue

W: Ecuador (Sumatra)
B: Dominican Republic
F: Dominican Republic, Nicaragua

Strength: Medium
Origin: Dominican Republic

Aged to perfection, the Montecristo Epic Vintage 12 Blue refines the unique essence of the company’s exceptional 2012 Dominican harvest. Pairing a gorgeous Sumatra leaf over a Dominican binder and a filler blend that mixes rich Nicaraguan tobaccos with the special 2012 crop, the Epic Vintage 12 is essential smoking, parlaying its exquisite blend recipe into a medium-bodied smoke with rounded flavors of oak, cocoa, cinnamon, smoky leather, and more.

Espada by Montecristo

W: Nicaragua
B: Nicaragua
F: Nicaragua

Strength: Medium
Origin: Nicaragua

Blended by the world famous Grupo de Maestros blending team and constructed with vintage Nicaraguan tobaccos specially aged by the Plasencia family, Espada by Montecristo offers a rich, complex and deeply satisfying smoke. Medium in body, the Espada carries elegant tones of wood, pepper, coffee, cream, and subtle sweetness.

Espada Oscuro by Montecristo

W: Nicaragua
B: Nicaragua
F: Nicaragua

Strength: Medium-full
Origin: Nicaragua

Following up the awesome original Espada, this oscuro-wrapped version serves up deeper and darker satisfaction courtesy of its carefully selected all-Nicaraguan tobacco blend. Slightly stronger and more robust than its predecessor, the Espada Oscuro gushes with toasty, nutty, and chocolaty taste.

Montecristo Grand Exhibition

W: Nicaragua
B: Nicaragua
F: Nicaragua

Strength: Medium-full
Origin: Nicaragua

Delicately crafted using 100% vintage Nicaraguan tobaccos and wrapped in a flawless Habano leaf, the Montecristo Grand Exhibition commands the palate with a delicious display of subtlety and complexity. Medium-full in body, the Montecristo Grand Exhibition cigar releases a beautiful floral aroma as it burns – a pleasing accompaniment to its full, balanced flavors of earth, citrus, cedar, and more.

Monte by Montecristo

W: Ecuador (Habano)
B: Nicaragua/Dominican Republic
F: Dominican Republic

Strength: Medium-full
Origin: Dominican Republic

The secret to the Monte by Montecristo’s one-of-a-kind taste lies in the use of two unique binders : a spicy Dominican Olor and a strong and aromatic Nicaraguan Corojo, adding strength, firmness and complexity to its blend of premium Dominican long fillers. These medium-full bodied sticks offer a deeply rich taste with notes of cinnamon, sweet caramel and coffee.

Monte by Montecristo by AJ Fernandez

W: Ecuador (Habano)
B: Nicaragua
F: Nicaragua, Dominican Republic

Strength: Medium-full
Origin: Nicaragua

Combining vintage Nicaraguan and Dominican filler leaves with a vintage Nicaraguan binder and Ecuadorian Dark Habano 2000 wrapper leaf, the Monte by A.J. Fernandez offers robust character with nutty and creamy nuances and a touch of caramel sweetness in each puff. A chocolaty aroma completes this enchanting experience, making it almost too good to be true.

Montecristo Nicaragua

W: Nicaragua
B: Nicaragua
F: Nicaragua

Strength: Medium-full
Origin: Nicaragua

Boasting 100% rich Nicaraguan tobaccos and blended by fast-rising cigar star AJ Fernandez, the Montecristo Nicaragua boasts brilliantly bold flavor with tones of cedar, roasted almond, leather, and subtle sweetness, backed up by a smooth medium-full body to occupy all the senses.

Montecristo Platinum

W: Mexico
B: Dominican Republic
F: Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, Peru

Strength: Medium-full
Origin: Dominican Republic

A special smoke if there ever was one, the 94-rated Platinum employs a Mexican San Andres Cubano wrapper leaf atop a blend of carefully selected vintage Nicaraguan, Dominican and Peruvian tobaccos. These artfully-balanced premiums offer a rich and nuanced smoke with one-of-a-kind flavors of dried fruit, earth, and hickory displayed through a flawless burn.

Montecristo White

W: Ecuador (Connecticut)
B: Peru
F: Dominican Republic, Nicaragua

Strength: Medium
Origin: Dominican Republic

A high-water mark in premium cigar elegance, Montecristo White boasts a lovely, hand selected Connecticut Shade Ecuadorian wrapper over Nicaraguan binder and a blend of select Dominican and Nicaraguan long fillers for a rich and satisfying, well-rounded smoke. The legendary White’s creamy profile with woody, nutty, and subtly sweet tasting tones will seduce your palate every time you light it.

Montecristo White Vintage Connecticut

W: U.S. (Connecticut)
B: Nicaragua
F: Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, Peru

Strength: Mellow-medium
Origin: Dominican Republic

Possibly even smoother than the best-selling original Monte White, the Montecristo White Vintage Connecticut showcases a gorgeous 2008 Connecticut Shade wrapper grown in the sandy soils of the Connecticut River Valley. This golden-hued wrapper conceals a Nicaraguan binder over filler tobaccos from the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, and Peru – a combination that produces unmatched silky character with a crisp, lively taste.

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