Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure No 2
The Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure No 2 is one of the most popular Robusto cigars coming out of Cuba. It’s a fast smoke delivering a beautiful variety of flavors and aromas, loved by beginners and afficienadoes alike.
Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure No. 2 Overview
The Epicure No 2 is slightly more cedar-forward than other Hoyo deonterrey cigars, but it still has plenty of sweet undertones. It measures just 4.9” long and smokes relatively quickly. You can imagine it’s best for a quick smoke in the morning or afternoon, but such a great cigar can be enjoyed any moment, anywhere.
At ring gauge 50 it’s wider than most Cubans and this helps to provide a smoother and cooler draw. Thick cigars have become more prevalent in recent years, and this one stands out as a leader.
Smoking a Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure No 2
The first third has heavy cedar and honey notes laced with black pepper and floral notes. Lemon undertones begin to emerge in the second third, although the ongoing cedar and musk sometimes overshadow them – experienced palates can definitely find more nuance here. The final third continues the cedar and musk in a finish that is not overpowering.
Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure No. 2
While there are plenty of subtly sweet notes throughout, the savory and spicy notes are enough to please all medium-bodied cigar smokers. This is a mild cigar that still packs enough flavor to be memorable, even if you’re used to something more potent and robust.
Try pairing an Epicure No 2 with either a Cabernet Sauvignon or a Sauvignon Blanc. Although you can also pair it with an old fashioned or other whiskey drink, the mild notes of this cigar allow it to pair with wine better than most cigars.
Hoyo de Monterrey cigars are moderately priced compared to other Cuban cigars. The Epicure No 2 is one of the least expensive from the brand, however, it also has a shorter burn time, so there is a clear trade-off.
These cigars make lovely gifts for casual smokers and more serious enthusiasts. The variety of flavors can provide a novel experience for any fan of light-to-medium cigars. And if you favour Robusto cigars, Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure No 2 is superb value.
Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure No 2 Experience
Overall, the Epicure No 2 is a pleasant experience for just about anybody, other than smokers who prefer big Double Coronas. . Beginners will find it a good introduction. The lack of harshness in the final third allows the cigar to be delightful for novices, while still providing a new flavor experience for seasoned aficionados.
Wow! These are absolutely fantastic right off the ship! My heart actually skipped a beat when I took my first puff and even upon lighting and smelling the sidestream it gives you a feeling unlike you get from any other cigar! Very fruity and just a very sweet tasting tobacco!
Typical Hoyo taste at its perfection creamy woody in medium strength. A cigar for any occasion at any time of the day
Great cigars in perfect shape and mild/medium taste and some woody hints. I had a box of these in 2009 and they were awful obvious quality has improved hence the recent rating by Cigar Aficionado.
The Epicure No2 is a light cigar however dont let that fool you. It is full of sweet flavors. I tasted a little Vanilla Cocoa and a hint of cream. The flavors are full despite the cigar being a light cigar and from start to finish it was very creamy and full of taste. A good cigar for the beginner and full of flavor for the seasoned smoker.
Fantastic service packaging and product as usual! Wow these will be excellent..
These Epicure No. 2 s are delicious. Thanks Luxury Cubans. Packaging on outside was a little damaged by USPS but everything below the plain brown wrapper was absolutely perfect. I’m having trouble deciding what to order next.
Beyond my imagination! This cigar smells so sweet and easy to smoke. I strongly recommend this cigar to beginners.
Sweet and creamy. My first order was a success. Thanks for the service
Very nice. The cigars are in well condition and the taste is beyond my expectation and the price
Received my flawless order from Luxury Cubans once again. A nice aged box this time. Without a doubt one of the best smokes I have ever had. Luxury Cubans will be supplying me with these for years to come. Thanks Jeremy & BIll for a job well done.
Excellent service and cigars from Luxury Cubans as usual. My Epi 2’s came in great condition and display their usual typical consistency but are still young. I’m going to let this box to rest for awhile.
The Luxury Cubans team has made a lasting impression on me with the quality of their cigars and service. I will shop no where else and recommend that if you enjoy fine cigars that you use Luxury Cubans exclusively.
These cigars arrived in perfect condition and smoked great.Luxury Cubans is the only supplier for me. Now and Forever don’t ever change Luxury Cubans. Thank you!!!
The epicure No.2 is absolutely wonderful! Smooth and mild and complex. These cigars came in wonderful condition. Doing business with Luxury Cubans is great. They are quick to respond to any issues and communication is great. I’ve already put in my next order with them.
Cigars came quick, price was perfect, smokes smooth, shared with friends at a Scotch & Cigar Night at my house and they all wanted the link to order their own. That’s good, cause I want my cigars back.
Exceptional cigar. This was my first order with Luxury Cubans. The cigars were in excellent condition. I will definitely purchase more cigars from Luxury Cubans.
The smoke is great. The shipping was great. Thanks FCC
Excellent cigar. Great go to.
I have become a big fan of Luxury Cubans. Always a flawless process.
This cigar is very flavorful with a great aroma. It has to be one of my favs.
Thanks luxury cubans
what a great find …luxury cuban cigars …love having my favorite cigars delivered to my door …thank so much
Great cigar, this was my first box of Cubans.luxury Cubans is a great vendor, tho my box WAS NOT BUBBLED WRAPPED FOR ADDED PROTECTION, my BOX ended up cracked at the bottom, the cigars were still good…except for 2. But overall, the packaging doesn’t take away from the cigar. They were legit, smelled like a Cuban…taste like a Cuban. I plan on ordering the Cohiba Siglo VI next. For that price…my cigars better come in bubble wrap 😉
I wouldn’t mind 2 house cigars to replace my 2 damage Epicure’s tho. (Wink, wink). All & all…your shopping at the best place for Cubans! Thank You luxuxry cubans! Look forward to doing more business in the future!!
Excellent service, answered any question I had. Shipping packaging was excellent will always recommend luxury Cuban Cigars
These arrived as promised actually sooner than promised. Simply beautiful to behold. April 2016 on the box. Reaffirms the demand for these robustos is great. They oviously will sit for awhile but there is no ammonia aroma. I love luxury cubans they are A1 in my book.
Nice and fresh
Delivered in perfect condition!! Arrived sooner than expected.
Two thumbs up !!!
Smoke great out of the box.
Excellent service, prompt delivery and at a fantastic price.
Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure No 2 – delicious
Good selection of cigars; Shipped and received by me within two weeks in great condition. Competitive pricing. Will reorder from there.
Fast reliable shipping and a great smoke.
This was my first order from luxury Cubans. Initially I was a little anxious about ordering cigars from over seas. It took 13 days from the time I ordered till it arrived at my door. The Epicure No. 2 were in excellent condition and ready to smoke. I wasn’t going to wait to smoke at least one of these gems before I put the rest of them in the humidor. The Epicure No. 2 was a good choice. Lots of flavor and had a nice even burn. I would recommend ordering from luxury cubans
Good stick and fast delivery
There is a reason this smoke is rated anywhere from 91 to 94 among aficionado’s. I love this cigar. Short, sweet and heavenly. They are a main stay in my humidor and always will be. Enjoy
First off, great shipping, packaging, etc. A few cigars were bent from the ribbon, but went back to their original form after resting in a humidor. The flavor of this cigar is awesome! The burn is sharp down to the nub. This one has earned a spot in my top 5.
Received my order quickly. Opened my boxes of the epicure no2 and partagas d4. And wow, look great, smell great, and taste great. Some burn issues with a few of the epicure but still a great box.
Packaging was excellent and the sticks came in great shape (only 3 with broken legs).luzury cubans comes through big time!!! Can’t wait to smoke! Seriously, I couldn’t wait… flavor is almost right will have to age for a bit but couldn’t be happier with the product. 100% as advertised.
My package arrived in about 2 weeks, but the box was not hermetically sealed as advertised. The cigars on arrival were drier than I expected but are smoking nicely now after 3 weeks in the humidor. I wish the packaging could have been better but overall am pleased with my purchase and will be ordering again.
Arrived in fantastic condition. Really creamy smoke, going to leave these in the humidor for a while. We’ll see how kind time is to these classics.
My stogies arrived in a reasonable amount of time and were in excellent condition. Luxury Cubans has prices that are hard to beat along with great and timely service.
Cigars arrived quickly with no problems. Great right out the cabinet.
The Epicure 2 usually ranks extremely high. It is on many published top 10 lists for good reason. A great smokes with a smooth, easy flavor.
As always luxury cubans delivered on time and sticks are ready to go , as for the sticks were in perfect condition as the are my go to for an every day at any time of the day .. thank you luxury cubans
Bought these for a guys trip to the lake. They arrived quickly, in perfect condition. We all enjoyed the flavorful easy smoking cigars. Perfect size for sitting around the outdoor fire pit
Very good and fresh cigars I highly recommend purchasing from Luxury Cubans
Easy smooth smoke
I love these cigars, they are very smooth and have a nice finish.
This is my alltime favorite cigar. My order arrived when the said it would and in great condition.
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This is a cigar worth waiting for. Outstanding taste, beautifully rolled…
Nice smooth smoke !!!!
Had them before and they didn’t disappoint.
Very pleasant smoke. You will not be disappointed.
Cigars came in at a fashionable time. Well packaged and cigars smoke great. Will do business again.
Fast delivery. Sticks right into humidor. Can’t wait to puff away. Friends recommended Epicure #2
I have smoked Partagus # 4, Romeo and Julieta short Churchill, Punch Punch, Bolivar, and Montecristo but I think the Epicure # 2 is my favorite. Have had only good service from Luxury Cubans
The cigars came very fast this time and the cigars were great quality. Delicious flavors in these sticks with a nice little punch. No complaints from this company what’s so ever. I would definitely recommend them to anybody
Great cigar. Will purchase over and over again
Very happy with cigar, good quality but deliveries to South Africa please use DHL. I received my order three months later.
This cigar will not let you down. Beautifully boxed. Aged just right. Absolutely delicious. Hoyo at its best!
Box arrived with about six months of age on it (April 2017). All of the cigars were in great shape and smelled AMAZING! I took one out and smoked it down until I was using tweezers to hold it. Easily my new favorite cigar. I will be ordering more soon.