Like many of AJ's offerings, I found the cigar profile to be good and construction to be top notch. I can say with confidence, Altadis USA made the right decision in partnering with AJ to create this traditional and beloved marca.
The new Monte by Montecristo AJ Fernandez is a robust, medium to full-bodied cigar. Cloaked in a Dark Ecuadorian Habano wrapper and bound with a Corojo ‘98 binder, it delivers a stout, chocolatey aroma. A Criollo ‘98 and Piloto Cubano Dominican filler yield a nutty and caramel sweetness.
As a cigar, it is aging well for the four to five years it has been since it was first released and it does a nice job of delivering some enjoyable flavors of spice and mocha. I would definitely recommend for someone to purchase if the opportunity is there as you can enjoy these now or with more age.
The Montecristo Grupo de Maestros Private Batch II features a new size and blend. This medium-bodied cigar is deeply colored and comes with a rich Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper, Dominican Olor binder and Nicaraguan filler leaves. Together these tobaccos yield a predominant aroma of wood with hints of leather, dry fruit and coffee.
May 3, 2016
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