The Montecristo Edmundo is a modern classic, a mighty cigar with big personality and a vintage Robusto experience.
Launched in 2004, the Montecristo Edmundo delivers a bold and highly entertaining smoke, almost the quintessence of Montecristo’s signature complexity, power and finish.
Montecristo Edmundo Overview
The Montecristo Edmundo was unveiled in 2004 as a response to the call from Montecristo fans for larger ring gauged cigars. Like most Montecristos, its popularity is based on quality, especially of the blend. The Edmundo also combines an iconic size with a certain mystique..
As with all Montecristo cigars, the Montecristo Edmundo uses tobaccos from Cuba’s famous Vuelta Abajo region of Pinar del Rio. These tobaccos are assembled at cigar factories throughout Cuba, including the H. Upmann factory near Old Havana.
With its larger diameter, the Montecristo Edmundo can better showcase the rich complexities of those Cuban tobaccos, especially through the second and final thirds. Adding fuel to the Montecristo legend, the cigar is named in honor of Edmond Dantes, the hero of Alexandre Dumas’ novel The Count of Monte Cristo, from which the brand is named.
Smoking a Montecristo Edmundo
Loaded with rich body and taste, the Montecristo Edmundo is a delight for fans of Robusto cigars or other similar cigar sizes. The look and feel of the cigar kick off a thrilling smoke.
The classic brown and white Montecristo cigar band complements the chocolaty brown wrapper leaf with a worn leathery look.
The leathery wrapper puts out coffee, wood chips, and wheat bran aromas, which enhance the cold draw loaded with hints of mocha, spice, and sweet lemongrass.
The room fills with earth, licorice, nutmeg, and wet grass aromas once the cigar is burning. As it continues, touches of fruit and baking spice surge into the mix.
Body and Taste
The first puffs of the cigar are mellow with pronounced earth, oak, and coffee flavors. As the experience evolves, deep notes of mocha, pepper, black currant, cinnamon, anise, espresso beans, and vanilla increase in intensity. The cigar body ranges from medium to medium-bold.
Montecristo Edmundo Finish
The flavors, strength and body build in intensity for a finish that is bold yet pleasingly balanced and satisfying.
The Montecristo Edmundo is all that a Robusto-size Cuban cigar should be, with a rich character and unending complexity. A fine choice for whisky pairing or other savory spirits.