New Cigar Review: Montecristo Serie C Belicoso
A couple of weeks ago, I received an Altadis U.S. A. press release announcing the new Montecristo Serie C cigars. According to a company spokesperson in the release, the new cigar is made with "ultra premium Cameroon leaves that Altadis U.S.A. alone was able to acquire." Coincidentally, I had received a sample of the Montecristo Serie C Belicoso several days earlier. I finally fired it up yesterday, and here's my impression in a nutshell:
The quote from the press release wasn't just "marketing speak." The Cameroon wrapper on this cigar is a real beauty. Dark, even in color, smooth in texture, and attractively oily. The cigar drew well with lots of creamy smoke that had a rich, sweet aroma. The flavor was primarily earthy, sweet, woody, and medium to full in body. By its midpoint, the cigar took on a more full-flavored and spicier character. By the last third, the smoke was considerably more stout, yet never overpowering.
An impressive luxury cigar in every detail. My complete cigar review and score of the Montecristo Serie C Belicoso can be found on the Reviews page at www.CigarAdivsor.com.