Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure No. 2 Cigar - 1 Single

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Description Ref # HO1102

Length: 4 7/8"
Ring Gauge: 50
Strength: Light

Packaging: 1 Single
Vitola: Robusto
Smoking Time: 45 Minutes

HOYO DE MONETERREY

Hoyo de Monterrey owes its origin to the town of San Juan y Martinez, which lies at the heart of the Vuelta Abajo 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. Jose Gener. 1960."

"Hoyo" literally means "hole" and in this case describes the low-lying position of the plantation on the fertile banks of San Juan y Martinez river.  Jose 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, the No.1 and No.2, to which the longer Epicure Especial was added in 2008. There is also a range of vitolas known as the Le Hoyo Series. These are generally accepted to be slightly stronger and spicier than the brand’s classic range.

All sizes are ‘tripalarga, totalmente a mano’ – long filler, totally handmade using filler and binder leaves from the Vuelta Abajo tobacco zone.

EPICURE NO. 2

The robusto of choice for many cigar epicureans! Formerly presented with no bands, now it sports no less than two so its identity is clear.

Tasting Notes

It lacks the strength of the Cohibas, but it is superior to the Upmanns. Mild flavours at first, blended nicely into a complex finish. Excellent smoke!

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93 / 100

"There’s a delightful nut-and-honey sweetness to this smoke, which burns evenly but has a slightly firm draw. A spicy hint of ground nutmeg really livens things up before the warm, toasty finish..."

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by Simon on Sunday 20 November, 2022
Great smokes, bought the pack of three and each was great. Quite light, nice “anytime” smoke
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by Ross on Monday 17 October, 2022
This was my first time smoking one of these. Feedback as a relatively new smoker: The flavour was great. It was quite mild with good, thick smoke. I don’t have the palette to dissect the different flavours, but it was enjoyable throughout and didn’t leave me with the harsh/dry back-of-the-mouth that I experience with some lesser brands The burn was inconsistent. It wasn’t especially even, and I had to re-light twice. This may have been me, but it’s not something I’ve encountered before with other cigars. I’ll 100% buy more, the pleasantness more than made up for the inconsistent burn.
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by Paul on Saturday 04 June, 2022
As a first timer I herfed this stick over 50 minutes with my blood BOTL with some single malt to accompany. What a fine draw, kept its composure throughout with one small correction in the final third. Starts sweet and mild with increased leather and pepper on the retro, in the later stages. I had aged this in a sealed bag for a while saving for the right occasion and this really hit the mark. Would recommend if I had the faintest idea what I was talking about.
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by Barry on Friday 27 May, 2022
Writing this as I smoke this cigar well what can I say excellent Draw excellent burn throughout a truly great smoke 💨💨
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by PETER on Wednesday 08 September, 2021
Awful....Just didnt stay lit , started to unravel and taste was nothing special from the little smoking time i actually had , this is about the 5th or 6th premium so called cuban i have bought and to be honest they all have been a waste of money , over priced and well overrated for me , the only good cuban i have had is the Vegueros Mananitas , which i see has increased in price , i thought cgarsltd were good for prices but i have now gone elsewhere , sorry cgarsltd
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