- The Montecristo 80 Aniversario vitola is unique (55 ring gauge x 165 mm in length) and its blend, which has a special strength, has been created for smokers who enjoy intense flavours.
- This commemorative edition, comprising 30,000 units, is presented in an exclusive, uniquely designed box of 20 Habanos, each bearing bands with a gold finish especially for this occasion.
- Strength / body is Medium to Full
- There’s lots of layered earthiness, sweet cedar, some twang and burnt cedar and saltiness on the finish. Things only get better from there, with the Montecristo showing a medium core of peanut butter brittle, creaminess, espresso and wet earth. There’s neither an array of nuttiness, nor a very specific nut, but there’s a deep generic nuttiness. Overall, the most impressive thing is how smooth the profile is alongside its full body and medium strength. It’s fairly versatile in terms of smoking speed, a touch of spice develops on the throat. The construction is otherwise flawless. As the second third of the Montecristo 80 Aniversario begins, the nuttiness fades a bit, but it’s still there. There’s a sweetness joining the profile along with some bark, but the earthiness and nuttiness cut through the sweetness quite a bit. The finish doesn’t change dramatically, with some creaminess underneath and a touch of saltiness. Strength picks up, almost hitting full by the end of the second third. Flavors continue to build on one another up until the one and a half inch mark. At that point, some barbecue comes in, along with much more forward spice.
Montecristo 80 Aniversario is a unique vitola , specially selected by Habanos s.a. to commemorate the establishment of this legendary brand in 1935. The 20 Habanos in this exclusive edition have been made Totalmente a Mano con Tripa Larga -Totally Handmade with Long Filler-, after selecting the exquisite capa , tripa and capote -wrapper, filler, and binder- leaves from the best plantations in Vuelta Abajo * (Pinar del Río*). The vitola and blend, which have a special strength, have been created for smokers who enjoy intense flavours.
The Montecristo 80 Aniversario has special dimensions that cannot be found in any other standard Habanos vitola. It will particularly appeal to smokers who enjoy thick ring gauge Habanos and an exquisite blend that is balanced, and intense at the same time.
This commemorative edition is presented in an exclusive, uniquely designed box made from the finest Cuban wood and elegantly finished with carmelite lacquer, with all its bevelled edges showing. The box cover stands out due to the round Montecristo seal in vivid gold tones, inspired by the design of the brand’s band.
The Habanos in this edition are also presented in an exclusive and novel fashion. The brand’s band is entirely finished in gold for the occasion and is accompanied by a second band bearing the reason for the edition: 80 Aniversario.
Montecristo is the best known and, perhaps, best appreciated of the Habanos brands and is considered by many to be the benchmark in Habano flavour. Its name is inspired by the novel The Count of Montecristo, by Alexandre Dumas, extremely popular among the torcedores -cigar rollers- at the H. Upmann factory in Havana, where the brand was established in 1935.
The historic Montecristo range, which initially only comprized vitolas 1 to 5, gradually expanded to cater for the varied tastes of the most discerning smokers. In 2004, a new vitola, Edmundo (52 ring gauge x 135 mm in length), was incorporated into the brand, catering for aficionados of thick ring gauge formats. This was complemented two years later by the Petit Edmundo (52 ring gauge x 110 mm in length). In 2013, the Línea Edmundo was expanded with the arrival of a new vitola, Double Edmundo (50 ring gauge x 155 mm in length), allowing all the aromas and flavours of the classic Edmundo blend to be enjoyed in a smoking time of around an hour.
In 2009, the Línea Montecristo Open was created, with four new vitolas incorporating a blend less strong than the other Montecristo vitolas, designed to satisfy generations who enjoy the pleasure of open spaces.
In 2013, Montecristo Petit No.2 (52 ring gauge x 120 mm in length) was introduced in the brand portfolio, in the Línea Clásica. It is conceived for figurados -tapered at one end- aficionados who want to be delighted with all the Montecristo flavor in a shorter period of time.
Their exquisite blend is made exclusively with leaves from Vuelta Abajo* (Pinar del Río*), the land of the world best tobacco. It’s two blends, the medium-to-strong flavoured original, and the medium-strength Línea Open, offer a distinguished aroma that continues to captivate both experienced smokers and novices alike.
|COMMERCIAL NAME||80 Aniversario|
|FACTORY NAME||80 Aniversario|
|MEASURES||Ring Gauge 55 (21,83 mm) x 165 mm in length|
|PRESENTATION||Exclusive production (SPB) of 30,000 cases|
*(D.O.P.) Denominaciones de Origen Protegidas – Protected Appellations of Origin