|Shapes||Belicoso, Robusto, Toro|
A most Epic release
The Montecristo line goes back years, with the Epic Craft Cured having a most storied background. In 2012, the Altadis in-house blending group released the original Monte Epic, and it was a smash success. They went on to make a limited-edition release, but for the newest release in this line, Epic Craft Cured, Altadis turned to a different blend master. Epic Craft Cured was blended and produced by Nestor Plasencia, and it’s a most worthy addition to the portfolio.
Showcasing a stunning 2006 Rosado Oscuro wrapper leaf, this Nicaraguan puro is certain to please even the most discerning of palates. Before release, each component of the cigar undergoes curing in small pilones in order to better marry the flavors, resulting in a complex profile that’s salty, nutty, with notes of leather and wood. The Montecristo Epic Craft Cured is offered up in limited-edition boxes of 10, so don’t delay — you don’t want some other dude eating your lunch.
Good News! Montecristo Epic Craft Cured has received a 90-point rating, noting: "The bright cedar notes of this well-made robusto meld pleasantly with notes of earth, citrus and toasted wheat before its rich and earthy finish."