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Pulled one of these out of my humidor tonight and headed down to the local brewery to play trivia. Wednesday is becoming my night to choose better cigars and enjoy them.

The cigar I had smoked right before this one was a Punch Champion, so I was worried it would have overpowered the tastes of the MCa

Appearance: It was a well made cigar. The wrapper was nice and dark with a little tooth. I had bought a box of these at Uncle Mikeys and they have been aging about a month.

It lit easily and evenly and the draw was perfect.Right away I was getting nice flavors, nothing spicy or harsh, but smooth and somewhat sweet like and aged PSD4. I was smoking a robusto size, which I think is becoming my favorite size of cigar. the RG and burn time is just about right for my daily smoking.

Throughout this cigar it burned evenly and slow, the falvors were nice and medium throughout. I was smoking this at first with a porter, which was too strong a beer for this cigar, so when the mug was empty I switched to a cask conditioned pale ale. this complimented the cigar well as both were smooth and flavorfull.

I kind of bought this box on a whim, since you got a free MC jacket with it. Not a cheap cigar by any stretch, but well worth the money IMHO. I am going to let it age another month and try another cigar and keep doing so.

I'd give this cigar a 9 outa ten and highly recommend it.

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Great Review. I've been looking for these for a while and finally found some when I went to see Nely last weekend and picked one up. It's been sitting in the humi, but after reading this....I think this weekend I'll fire it up!!!!
 

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Nice review. These are hands down my favorite cigars, although I prefer the smaller ring gages such as the Mechame. This series of cigar ages particularly well. I have some of the Jambo (Robusto) that have been in the humidor for a couple of months and they are a bit smoother than when I just opened the box. My older Mechames have been in the humidor about six months. I have noticed little change in these from three months ago. Again, it seems like three months is about right for me. The nice thing with these is that I also like them quite well right out of the box, so the aging is just icing on the cake and by no means a reqirement. I usually smoke the Afrique with a good strong coffee with cream and sugar. I have found these to be very consistent across the range and from box to box. I have gone through 1+ boxes of the Mechame, several Jambo and one box of the Sublimation. All have had the distinctive Afrique taste and near perfect Montecristo burn. Even though my code name is Punch, and I go through a lot of Punches, the Montecristo Afrique is the cigar that I would want if I were stranded on an island with only one box of cigars.
 

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Nice review, George.

I'll have to pick some up at the next shindig.


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I've had a few Montecristos and was sure I would never have another; until I read this review. I think I will try to find some.

Thanks for the review.
 
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