After being thoroughly dissapointed with my Edmundo the other night, I thought it was a good to time to smoke and review a #2. Iv'e always loved these cigars, even though the quality has been up and down over the years. The box code is TDV Mar04. The construction on these is superb. The wrappers are on the darker side of colorado and a nice sheen, but not overly oily. I got this box in April 04. I smoked one right off the bat, and as expected not ready. Very young. Tried one again at the beginning of June, promising and much better but still a bit harsh. Ok, finally tried one again last night, the cigar totally blew me away! Draw and burn were perfect. I don't go into great detail with tastes, because they are subjective and hard to describe. The taste was the typical Monte profile, that sweet leathery tang. Very full and complex, exotic spice mixed with earth and leather is the best I can describe it. The aroma is heavenly. The sweet complex flavor just kept building, until it finally turned about a half inch or so before the band. I hope to age some of these, but it's going to be tough! There is no comparison in my book with the Edmundo. :c I love the Monte brand, but this Edmundo blend sucks. It pays to keep checking cigars you are aging. Sometimes they will turn around in big time in 4 or 5 months!