This is the first post in a new series. I’ve been smoking cigars now for about two years. I’ve grown to like certian ones and not like others. At one point, someone had mentioned to me that it might be a good idea to start writing about my cigar experiences. I offer these posts as a reflection on the cigars I try out. A good cigar is like a good wine; they can be judged by aroma, taste, pallet, body, and other charactoristics. Cigar topic image provided by foll_cedric. Source Image is licensed under Creative Commons.
The image on the left is not the picture of the actual cigar. I will start taking pictures of the actual cigars in the future. The cigar I smoked was a maduro and slightly longer. The cigar had a nice smell. The wrapper was slightly flaked but the filler was firm.
Upon closer inspection, the filler looked like chopped tobacco. This is important to note since it had a major effect on the draw as well as taste. The ash produced was a dark gray, not white. The smoke was also a dirty white verses a nice white. This indicates the quality of the tobacco used.
The Montesino had a medium body. It had a bit of a tang on the drag, but had a tart after-taste. Initially, it was refreshing; however, by the 3-4th drag, the after-taste lingered a bit too long and affected the taste of the cigar.
Overall, the cigar was not what I had expected to be. The filler was a disappointment and I would have hoped for a better quality. The cigar is hand-made in the Dominican Republic and costs about $8.00. I would not purchase this cigar in the future.