Hoyo de Monterrey Le Hoyo de San Juan 10p
Fat - ring gauge 54! Draped in a reddish wrapper and topped with a three-seam cap. Its even draw shows an earthy, floral smoke with a creamy texture and hints of wood and leather The first third give a cedar, cappuccino, brown sugar, brioche sensation. Followed by cookie, cashew, cappuccino, cedar tones. Finish goes towards caramel, cedar, almond, and pastry. A lot to explore.
It incorporates in its blend Seco and Ligero leaves coming from San Juan y Martínez, the historic denomination of origin where the brand was born in 1865, bringing to this new vitola the unique consistency and intensity that San Juan y Martínez soil confers to the leaves thar are grown there.
- Shape: Pajero
- Vitola de Galera: Corona Gorda / Robusto Extra
- Length: 150 mm (5 7/8")
- Ring Gauge: 54 (21.43 mm)
- Weight: -
- Body: Medium
- Origin: Cuba
- Filler: Cuba
- Binder: Cuba
- Wrapper: Cuba
- Color: -
Hoyo de Monterrey owes its origin to the town of San Juan y Martínez , which lies at the heart of theVuelta Abajo tobacco zone. Here the Hoyo de Monterrey plantation, one of the great Vegas de Primera , can be reached through a gate on the town’s main square inscribed ‘Hoyo de Monterrey. José Gener. 1860’.
‘Hoyo’ literally means a ‘hole’ and in this case describes the low-lying position of the plantation on the fertile banks of San Juan y Martínez river. José Gener, a Spaniard from Tarragona, first used the name of his vega on a brand of Habanos in 1865.
The flavour of Hoyo de Monterrey’s blend makes it an attractive choice for those who seek a delicate yet aromatic Habano that is lighter to the taste but with great elegance and complexity.
The brand is renowned for its Double Corona and for the prestigious Epicure series, theNo.1 and No. 2, to which the longer Epicure Especial was added in 2008.
There is also a range of standard and slender gauge vitolas known as the Le Hoyo Series.
Hoyo de Monterrey was the first brand to introduce a Petit Robusto in 2005, the 50 ring gauge size with a shorter length to suit those who like thicker formats, but do not always have the time to enjoy them.