Most of the Montecristo's have really wowed me, most certainly the Montecristo No.2. The Open Eagle - if my memory serves me well - was the first Montecristo I ever tried. I did not give it much thought since at that time I was simply cigars just to look cool and to hang out more often with my Dad. Fast forward a couple of years ahead and there I was standing in the enormous walk-in humidor at the La Casa Del Habano at the Beirut International Airport. Having purchased a box of Petit Coronas, i decided to opt for a box of much larger cigars.
The Edmundo line was introduced in 2004, however it wasn't until 2013 when Montecristo released the Double Edmundo size vitola. This gorgeous cigar is totally hand made from selected leaves originating from the famous "Vuelta Abajo", Pinar Del Rio region in Cuba. The flawless light brown wrapper is terminated at the head by an elegant new Montecristo band whose Fleur-De-Lis shines bright like a diamond. The unlit Double Edmundo embodies rich leathery and oaky aromas. Number 15 spot on the Top 25 cigars of 2014 by Cigar Aficionado.
The Montecristo Double Edmundo is available in as a Corona Gorda (50x155mm).
Personal Review - Tarek El Gemayel
I chose to savor this cigar with Jimmy El Gemayel and a couple of my friends who came to Dubai for visit. Following our feast at Coya Restaurant at the Four Season's Hotel & Resort we strolled down the hallway towards Hendrick's Cigar Lounge. Unanimously we ordered traditional Arabic coffee (not at all similar to the well-known Turkish Cofee) which was served in a beautiful golden Dallah (i.e. Coffee pot). The first draw was magical. You immediately taste the rich leathery and oaky aromas previously mentioned. The smoke was dense and would take time to dissipate in the atmosphere. The texture of the ash was formidable and you could tell that you were having one heck of a cigar. Throughout the second half of the cigar I experience a transition in aromas. The oakiness had developed an earth-like taste that was quite pleasant. The last third of the Double Edmundo had a hint of creaminess blended with the rich oaky and woody notes of the first third.
The Montecristo Double Edmundo is one solid cigar that I would love to have in my humidor at all times. You can enjoy this cigar right out of the box, or you can even age a couple cigars, which I strongly recommend. The ambiance during which i had the pleasure to enjoy this cigar definitely made my night even better. Free up 2-3 hours of your day and do not rush it when savoring this cigar.
Rating (92 Cigar Aficionado)
Appearance – 5/5
Construction – 4.5/5
Flavor – 4/5
Value – 4.5/5