In the world of cigars there is perhaps no more
enduring name than that of Montecristo. Known for smooth smokes with easy going
character, the Montecristo stable has a new addition that is loudly proclaiming
its place in the Montecristo hierarchy: The Monte by Montecristo. Rich,
powerful and amazingly complex, the Monte Jacopo No. 2 is a must for
The Montecristo Monte Jacopo (Hah-Coh-Poh) No. 2
is a 6 1/8” x 54 box-pressed wonder that is made by the best of the best cigar
makers known as the Grupo de Maestros. The luscious stick is loaded with finely
aged Dominican filler tobaccos that are surrounded by not one, but two binder leaves.
The Dominican Olar leaf and the vintage Nicaraguan leaf are then shrouded by an
Ecuadorian Habano wrapper leaf to complete the hour or longer smoke.
As the Monte by Montecristo Jacopo No. 2 finds
flame, muscular flavors of leather and spice awash the palate in thickly
textured goodness. Hints of cedar emerge throughout the full-bodied experience
as a nutty undertone fills out an unmatched complexity on the way to a
voluptuous chocolate-tinged finale.
The Monte by Montecristo Jacopo No. 2 is a
treasure that should be savored by any connoisseur who wants added vigor to
their smoke without sacrificing smoothness or quality. The Monte Jacopo No. 2
is quite simply one of the best ever.