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Hoyo de Monterrey Reposado Marco (Figurado)

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Hoyo de Monterrey Reposado Marco

Reviewed by:  Matthew Sackmann & Larry Watkins

Cigar: Hoyo de Monterrey Reposado Marco (Figurado)
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Sumatra
Binder: Connecticut Broadleaf
Filler: Honduran, Nicaraguan, Dominican
Size: 6-1/4” X 54

Construction/Appearance (10 points):

Matt » A long and relatively skinny figurado shape, this cigar reminds me of a baseball bat.  To the touch this cigar is rolled tightly, shows some veins, and has slightly rough caps on both ends (the foot is open), but the construction is solid.  The color is a bit of a pale brown that is a bit splotchy.  The pre-light smell gives some cedar from the wrapping it comes in.  Overall this is a good looking cigar. – Points: 8 of 10 

Larry » It’s and interesting figurado shape wrapped in cedar.  After removing the cedar, the cigar was a lighter shade then I expected.  There are no large veins present in the wrapper which makes this cigar pleasing to the eye.  Overall, a well made cigar. – Points: 10 of 10

Draw, Ash Quality, Burn Quality (20 points):

Matt » Draw: Medium draw that is almost too tough for my preference.  I expected it to open up like Figurados normally do, but this draw didn’t change. / Ash Quality:  Solid stack with no flaking that fell off about half way down / Burn Quality:  Perfect the entire cigar. – Points: 16 of 20 

Larry » Draw: Great draw that brings a large volume or smoke.  / Ash Quality: The ash is very light colored, and hung on until I had to tap it off. / Burn Quality:  Because of the shape of this cigar, the burn started off a little crooked, but evened out quickly.  From there on it burned steadily and even. – Points: 19 of 20

Smoking Characteristics (30 points):

Matt » Start:  Right from the start you get wet cedar notes, along with some bitterness.  The smoke was a bit hot, which surprised me considering the length of the cigar.  The cigar also felt quite warm about half way down. Middle:  About a third of the way through the cigar the heat settled down and some toasty notes added to the cedar, along with just a hint of spice and sweetness.  The bitter taste went away and the smoke dried out, no longer leaving that wet feel on the pallet.  Finish: The last third of the cigar turned a bit harsh, tasting like burnt cedar cialis 5 mg le prix.  – Points: 26 of 30 

 

Larry » Start:  A medium bodied cigar overall with balanced flavor.  As the cigar sits, I noticed a lot of smoke coming off the foot. This is a straight forward smoke that offers a bit of spice.  I did notice a little bitterness half way through, but it evened out.  – Points: 27 of 30

Overall Impression (40 points):

Matt » This medium bodied cigar really takes you on a journey through three distinct flavor spectrums.  The middle third is really the highlight, offering those cedar, toast, spice and sweet, but honestly that doesn’t last as long as I would have liked.  While the draw did loosen a bit, the first half the cigar was a bit of a struggle, which might turn off some aficionados.  The other real highlight of this cigar is the burn, which was perfect.  – Points: 34 of 40

 

Larry » The spicy taste this cigar started with seemed to build all the way through the finish.  It was well made, burned great, and was overall quite good. – Points: 35 of 40

 

Larry’s Total Score: 91 out of 100
Matt’s Total Score: 84 out of 100

Average Score: 87.6 out of 100

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