New Cigar Review: Montecristo Serie C Belicoso

by Gary Korb

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


lizstiles said…
Your review of this cigar is amazing. I'm stunned. A friend just told me about the experience he had with this cigar. With this affirmation from you I can't wait to get my hands on one. I was recently introduced to the Double Corona LE, hands down, I think the Serie C brings some stiff flavor competition. thanku!
Anonymous said…
Just finished my first Monte Serie C Corona after deciding to buy a few base on my favorite suppilers recommendation. It is every bit the fine cigar as described. Nice even burn, beautiful white ash and impeccible taste and texture -- in fact, I'm gonna go have another!

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