Le Hoyo de Río Seco, the latest release from the Le Hoyo series, has all the smooth creaminess smokers love of the Hoyo de Monterrey house. Surprising herbal notes make this Robusto Extra a valuable addition to any cigar enthusiast’s humidor.
Le Hoyo de Río Seco Overview
The Le Hoyo de Río Seco is the most recent addition to the 2014 Le Hoyo series from Hoyo de Monterrey. It follows the trend started by many other cigar houses for thicker ring gauge cigars with a shorter length.
This Robusto Extra has a substantial 56 ring gauge compared with its 5½” length, allowing the hefty stick to reach its full flavor potential in under an hour.
Smoking a Le Hoyo de Río Seco
This cigar comes with an almost seamless Colorado Claro wrapper and a well-applied triple cap. The veining is minimal, and the wrapper has a delicate oily sheen that gives the cigar an elegant appearance.
It takes a little effort to get this massive cigar lit, but it has almost no combustion issues throughout the smoke’s length. The cold draw has herbal and vegetal notes, but when finally lit, it produces greyish-blue smoke clouds with a smooth creaminess distinctive of the Hoyo de Monterrey brand.
The first third offers mahogany and notes of damp cedar, plus green herb aromas of cilantro and parsley. Sweet spices join the melange in the second third and the intensity ramps up in the final third, notably with roast almonds.
Hoyo de Río Seco Cigar Value
This young cigar needs aging in order to develop its herbal notes and prevent them from coming across too grassy. After a few years in the humidor your palate will thank you, and you get a substantial return on your investment.
Le Hoyo de Río Seco Experience
Le Hoyo de Río Seco offers everything you love about the Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure No 2, just amplified in a fatter stick. With a flavor profile that is medium, bordering on full, this is a cigar for experienced smokers.
The short length means that you don’t need to reserve the cigar for after dinner or the club. Enjoy the Le Hoyo de Río Seco at your next backyard cookout, or give a box as a gift to a fellow cigar smoker with a refined palate.