Montecristo No. 4 (Cuban)

The Montecristo No. 4 is one of the most popular and most sold cigars in the world. Montecristo is a brand name synonymous with cigars. Everyone knows what a Montecristo is…


The cigar has a nice maduro wrapper which is very well balanced – not too dark and not too light. It’s smooth with the occasional bump but it feels great.

This particular cigar had been aged for about 1.5 years which is a solid age. As with all cubans lighting up a fresh one could spell trouble for a variety of reasons.

At first light you can tell this is a mild cigar. The first third produces smooth gentle smoke. Draw is perfect (fortunate since this can be hit/miss on this size cuban). There is zero harshness or strength. The flavor profile is unique, a bitter chocolate, something akin to a bakers chocolate. This flavor is persistent throughout the entire smoke. This is also, in my opinion, a negative to this cigar. There were no real flavor transitions and the flavors were super mild. Again, some people will love this characteristic.

The half-way point was my favorite part of this cigar. The stick had heated up to just the right temperature and it was very tasty.

As I continued forward that bitterness became more and more apparent. I put the stick down at about 2 inches left. Overall good experience.

I can definitely see why this is a favorite cigar to many people. It’s super light – something you could smoke any time of the day and has minimal to no strength.

From a Habano perspective its not entirely what you’d expect. I always think of a cuban cigar boasting bold flavors with strength.

Would I smoke this cigar again? Yes – but if I were to choose between the Monte No. 4, Bolivar Belicoso or Partagas Serie D No 4…the Monte would be the 3rd choice.

Thanks to my buddy Izzy for providing!


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