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Montecristo Robusto EL 2001
Montecristo (Cuba)
Year: 2001
Size: Robusto 50 x 5
Strength: Med

Wrapper/Construction:
Wrapper was a very dark maduro, typical of the EL wrapper. This wrapper did seem a little thick. I have some Monte DC El's that are a little lighter and seem thinner.

Scent:
Didn't give much away, just rich tobacco taste

Pre-light draw: Again, nice rich tobacco taste

Burn: Burn was very good. One or two touch-ups, no problems.

Draw: Draw was good. Good amount of smoke with just the right amount of effort.

Taste: This EL was deep and rich with the taste of chocolate, wood and tobacco. I have found with the EL wrappers the taste is deep and rich while regular production smokes have a burst of flavor that just jump out. Again, to make a comparison with beer, this EL would be more like a stout. It was good, but it just didn't grab my attention. There are good robustos and hermosos #4 out there for a lot less $$$

I like Montecristo and I like robustos so I had to try these. For the money I would probably not get a box, but I'm glad I tired them and glad I have a 5-er to age and 3 other singles to smoke when I'm in the mood.
 

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Re: Montecristo Robusto EL 2001

Nice review 1f1fan.........I have also found that the ELs are overrated. For the money.....I'd rather have two boxes of plain old regular Cubans :D (LOL...that is sarcasm).
 
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