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CI Knock Offs - Compare to Montecristo

The classic taste of the world’s biggest brand, for a fraction of the price. Indeed. The time has come, and this newest CI Knock-Off may be the best yet. A surprisingly similar blend to one of the industry’s most respected names, these eerily similar-tasting handmades will save you a whole lotta cash. Each time you smoke one of these smooth, creamy, and rich beauties, think about that Hamilton you saved, smile, then take another puff. You won’t miss much, but you’ll save so much cash you won’t know what to do with it all. 

Montecristo is a registered trademark of Altadis USA.

Pack In Stock MSRP Price Qty Cart
Churchill (7.0"x50)
BDL OF 20 In Stock $138.00 $41.00
Corona (6.5"x42)
BDL OF 20 In Stock $118.00 $39.00
Gigante (Gordo) (6.0"x60)
BDL OF 20 In Stock $165.00 $43.00
Robusto (5.0"x50)
BDL OF 20 In Stock $116.00 $39.00
Torpedo (6.0"x52)
BDL OF 20 In Stock $158.00 $41.00
Overall Rating 4.27 out of 5 Based on 49 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “CI Knock Offs - Compare to Montecristo”

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5 out of 5
Simply Good
Simply, these are good.
1 out of 5
Stuck with - Bad Quality Corona Batch
When I received they were in very bad condition (very soft). I was told they might been over humidified. So keep them outside for a day and half, still no good, they are softer than cigarets. Unfortunately CI did not replace them with another CI knock offs I requested, which was good (the Robusto). Instead offered me offered me a partial refund which was not worth the RMA as I used the purchase with a gift card and 20% coupon on my original large order. Btw. I would not order Croronas agin from CI.
5 out of 5
Very good cigar for a value.
I tried one corona before putting it for aging in humidor. Very firm,nice packed,burns evenly ,with a nice mild,smooth ,nutty and bit buttery taste. Just the way I like it. Its a great cigar,with a coffee, or some fruit forward red wine. Recommended!!!
4 out of 5
Good value
Good consistency-stick to stick. Even burn. Not overly harsh when smoked to the nub.
5 out of 5
CI Knockoffs are great.
I can't afford the real Montecristo. When this was offered I was thinking that it would be a cheap no taste smoke. Damn was I wrong. Great flavor and good to the last inch. Don't know how you pulled this off. Hope this is a lasting item.
2 out of 5
A little disapointed, nothing like a Montecristo
Not a bad cigar, but when expecting a good cigar I was disapointed
4 out of 5
Bang for the buck? BANG!!!
I cannot speak to the Montecristo brand, as I I like them a lithe stronger and a little more economical. But I CAN say that these little gems are fantastic. At first smoke, they were decent cigars, sure enough. Mild to medium with good flavor. But I let a few of these nap for several months - maybe 6-7? - and lit one up the other night. DAY'YUM!!! These are a great milder smoke! Just let them rest a little while and if you're not a believer in this stick right-off-the-truck, you will be 6 months from now!
5 out of 5
CI Knock Off is For Real
I was pleasantly surprised that the CI Knock Off for Montecristo Torpedo was as good as claimed. These are truly special and at a great price. I am looking forward to my next cigar.
5 out of 5
Damn good smoke, good flavor and easy pull
5 out of 5
CI Knock offs- Montecristo Churchill
Excell cigar after a few weeks aging.
5 out of 5
Montecristo CI Knock Off
Has turned into my favorite cigar. Even burn, smooth flavorful draw from beginning to end. Great after dinner with coffee.
5 out of 5
Tried the 6x60, very impressed with the smoke, burn was a little uneven but I enjoyed the cigar very much! Bought it again as a main stay in my humidor
4 out of 5
CI Monecisto Robusto Knock Offs
Great cigar and value!
5 out of 5
Excellent every day cigars. would recommend over and over
The draw and the flavor of these cigars are a treat for every-day smoking. Thanks CI.
5 out of 5
I had my doubts about these but when I got them I was very pleased. I will be getting more for sure. Hats off to CI on these they are without a doubt a great comparison to Montecristo my only recommendation is to create a cool band as they come without bands. For me it's an extra bit of eye candy with my smoke.
2 out of 5
Not even close
Let me start by saying that the knock off were a fine smoke, but they were not even close to what a true Montecito Corona taste or smoke like.
3 out of 5
probably won't order again
I have to say I'm a little disappointed in these. Quality is somewhat lacking and they burn very fast. Flavors are average at best. Most have stayed lit pretty well but I like a cigar that takes much longer to smoke.
5 out of 5
great cigars
I have ordered many times and these knock offs are very good in taste and value.
5 out of 5
one smooth smoke
Funny this popped up on my inbox 5 miniutes after I lit one up I first tried them on a email special and was happily surprised I don't like a harsh smoke and these babies are anything but.In fact I realize it's time for a reorder
5 out of 5
Awesome as always
By far, The Best online Cigar shop period. Spur fast deliveries and superb customer are if needed.
1 out of 5
Not my favorites!
Returned this. item. I got tired of spitting out tiny flecks of tobacco.
5 out of 5
Mr Nice, North Syracuse NY
with out a doubt the best value out there This stick is definitely my every day go to smoke. very favorable, easy draw, even burn. a fantastic mild medium cigar for a more than reasonable price. As a matter of fact I better order more today.
5 out of 5
Jsut Great!!
Jsut Great!!
3 out of 5
Good cigar for the money
Well constructed, even burning. A medium cigar that isn't a close to Montecristo as I was hoping. But, neither is the price close to a Montecristo. A good daily smoke.
5 out of 5
It's a good smoke all
It's a good smoke all the way to the end. Stays lit and makes a fine long ash.
4 out of 5
burns for about 35 minutes
burns for about 35 minutes of a smooth mild smoke. will order more
2 out of 5
Not great
I wasn’t crazy about the cigars. They were short filler cigars, packed a little too loose.
5 out of 5
Don't go to the golf
Don't go to the golf course without them!!!
5 out of 5
Value Value Value
always consistently smooth
5 out of 5
CI Knock offs Monte Cristo...
Very smooth, awesome deals...
5 out of 5
Ci knockoffs
these are just like montecristo's, taste is the same, burn is good, GREAT everyday smoke
4 out of 5
5 out of 5
Montecristo Robusto Knockoff Review
I have been smoking the Macanudo knockoffs which are fantastic and I decided to try the Montecristo. They are also great tasting and a tremendous value.
4 out of 5
Very good cigar!
I am very fond of the Montecristo Especial #3, so I was curious but skeptical about this cigar. Finally I ordered a bundle of twenty so I could try them. I was pleasantly surprised! The construction is not up to the Montecristo, as I get some tobacco in my mouth occasionally. But these cigars have very good flavor and burn and I can see why they compare them to the Montecristo. I have enjoyed each one that I have smoked, and I will order them again! The savings is much appreciated, and these cigars satisfy!
4 out of 5
Great price for a good cigar
I like to keep budget cigars on hand to share with friends who "forgot" theirs. I will admit this surprised me. Im not a cigar critic but these were good burning cigars. Nice even burn, good feel and plenty of smoke. I will be buying more!!
5 out of 5
The best Cheap Cigar I have ever purchased on this site I'll definitely be buying these again
5 out of 5
Smooth and mellow smoke
I received my packages of CI knockoff Montecristo, La Gloria, and Romeo and Julieta yesterday. I could not wait for them to mello in my humidor, so I tried all today. All were flavorful, with the MC knock off being a smooth medium mild smoke. Good burn and even ash, with a good draw. if they are all this good now, I am of the opinion that a week or two in my humidor will make then even better.
4 out of 5
Good Smokes - Great Price
While it's quite a stretch to compare to Montechristo, this is a terrific mild, every-day cigar. I am grateful for their availability.
5 out of 5
This is the best online Cigar place
I have been buying my cigars here for years.
3 out of 5
TJ style
This review is based on the first stick from the order received today. Started a little harsh then mellowed. Comparable to a Montecristo Tijuana style. In this price point I will stick to a Quorum.
5 out of 5
Theres is no other shop
Theres is no other shop to use and I have tried them all
5 out of 5
Great cigar
lights nicely, perfect pull each time. Very smooth mild to medium taste. Highly recommend these
5 out of 5
Superb Smoke!!
Can't beat this cigar for consistency and pleasure. Never gets old. Clean, even burn all the time. Will order again.
5 out of 5
Wish you had a free or prepaid shipping charge.
you always have a great selection and service. I am trying a wide variety of cigars via samplers. The minimum shipping charge is steep. I wish you had a free or prepaid shipping option, at least on samplers.
5 out of 5
C I Knockoffs Churchhill
Very nice satisfying cigar and with the money I save I can buy more of them.
5 out of 5
Ci knock offs-Montecristo
A good tasting cigar that is close to a Montecristo.
5 out of 5
i am pleased to say that these tast the same. A little time in the humidor and a near-perfect smoke!!!! I have purchased 12 bundles sense my first try
2 out of 5
Not really
These were advertised as comparable to Montecristo Churchill….. not a chance. The only thing good about these loose packed cigars is the price.
3 out of 5
cant beat it for the money. Slow burn lasts 9 holes in golf course
Customer Testimonials
These are without a doubt the best buy that CI has to offer. I have tried 5 of the 6 knock offs that CI offers. You can't beat these churchills for taste, smooth draw and excellent consistent construction, and that's not based on one or two sticks; it's based on about 100 or more and you won't have a heart attack if you happen to leave one laying on the golf course, you just light up another and enjoy. Much better than some of the $5-$7 sticks I've tried
I ordered the churchill knock-offs and left them in my humidor along side of some Monte Cristo white label churchills. After 3 months the knock-offs smoke better than the real thing. I'm very impressed with these knock-off cigars. They have an even burn, light ash, and oh yes they definitely taste like Monte Cristos. If word gets around, I expect these will be a hot item. You can't beat the price.
The flavors of a Monte are definitely there although hotter and harsher. Perhaps a few months in the humidor will mellow them out.
My new everyday cigar! Thanks, CI!
I'm by no means an expert, but I know what I like, and I like these. Easy to light, easy draw and a nice smooth taste, what else could anyone want. Oh, I know, hey C.I. how about opening a store in Pittsburgh?
Never bought a Montecristo. Probably never will, given the price and quality of these knock-offs. Good wrap, nice draw, great finish.
This is the first time I've gotten Knockoffs and I have to say, they're pretty damn good and I will be buying them again.
Always consistently good!! A great value on an everyday cigar!
Was happily surprised with this stick, it is very close to the original, and perfect as a brunch/Lunch stick. It's a little bit like Rocky Patel and Torano came together and made a very yummy Medium stick. And for this price, how can you not love it?
Very well-made cigar (torpedo). Cuts cleanly, no unraveling, beautiful wrapper. Smooth taste. Not overly packed or loosely filled. A real treat. Save yourself some bucks and try this very nice example.
These are a really pleasing cigar. I'd give them four stars.
Love montes, haven't had one in awhile so I was intrigued and bought a bundle of robustos, just had one and I'm pretty suprised. Flavor profile extremely similar to the original MCs, alebit a bit harsher. The smoke was a bit thinner and harsher (by no means a harsh smoke) - however that's to be expected. Burned pretty quickly though. Very nice draw, but I doubt consistency wise they will all be like the one I had. Gonna have to buy a real stick to compare side by side one day, but pretty impressed.
Good smoke for the price. Well constructed. I will buy again.
Today I received the Montecristo Knockoffs in the Churchill size. I was amazed. I could not tell the difference from the real thing. The consistency, easy draw, taste, and true flavor is that of the real MC. In the past I could only smoke one on special occasions because of the $11.00 cost per stick. Now this will be my every day premium smoke at about $2.00 per stick. I can have the best and save a ton of money. Thanks for bringing this great deal to us.