Montecristo Media Corona
The Montecristo Media Corona is a medium-full short Habano, a Half-Corona, 3.5” (90mm) long, of 44 ring gauge, and comes in a box of 25 cigars. As other newer cigars, Habanos released this very short vitola (the shortest hand rolled cigar along with the H Upmann Half Corona), that fits perfectly the need for customers to enjoy a Cuban cigar in a short time. This vitola is totally hand made with long filler, using leaves from Vuelta Abajo, known for producing the best tobacco leaves in the world, in the region of Pinar del Rio. As expected from Montecristo, the Media Corona is perfectly rolled, a great draw and smokes beautifully. It is a bit more powerful than other Montecristos, because of its shorter length, so expect a body ranging from a medium to a medium-to-full. The flavor profile is typical of Montecristo, sweetness, cream, cedar, nuts, floral notes and coffee. It is a beautiful cigar that should be a hit among Cuban cigar aficionados.
Montecristo Media Corona – 25 cigars [3.5″ x 44]
The Montecristo Media Corona is a very good option for a medium cigar and when the time is of the essence.
- • Fairly complex cigar, with strong wood flavors, notes of black coffee and some appreciable sweetness.
- • Rather young cigar however, 2 years of aging should develop the complexity and richness of this stogie to world class..
It is ideal to get 4 boxes of it, because it is enjoyable out of the box but also deserves to be aged.
Montecristo Media Corona Presentation
The Montecristo Media Corona comes in a dress box of 25 cigars with Habanos Packing Code CB-UW-C/L-12,13-n-25
Montecristo Media Corona Dimensions:
Length: 3.5 inches (90 mm)
Diameter: 17.46 mm
Ring gauge: 44
Shape: Half Corona
Montecristo Media Corona Appearance:
The cigar is looking good and very well rolled, there are no bumps, the seams are invisible and despite one apparent vein, there is minimal veining. The triple cap is beautiful, and the wrapper has a nice medium to dark brown color. Construction looks also good as there are no soft spots and the foot is tightly packed.
Montecristo Media Corona Smoking Notes:
Before lighting up
The wrapper smells of tobacco and savory cedar.
Once clipped the cap, the Montecristo Media Corona reveals a great draw, perhaps just a tad too tight, but still very good, and at cold we get a bit of floral sweetness, dried fruits and some wood mixed with tobacco. It gets lit up easily and the first draw gives a lot of cedar, a little bit of sweetness, a nice tobacco flavor but no smoothness at all. There is a bit of cream on the finish, with some floral characteristics. The burn line is a bit wavy for about the first third, but then corrects itself. A nice and dark gray ash builds up at the foot and holds on pretty well for about an inch long. The cigar produces a generous creamy yellowish smoke.
The cigar starts off mildly with nice woody flavor, along with some sweetness. There are also flavors of roasted nuts and of bread/dough kind of flavor. There is almost no harshness in the cigar despite its young age, but there are some darker flavors as well, such as earth and of dark roasted coffee. The body of the cigar is at a medium level now. There is just a bit of spices, but overall, it is pretty sweet and mild.
In the middle third, the strength of the Media Corona is ramping up, it is somewhere around a medium and a medium-to-full body now. The sweetness and the creaminess are all gone now, there is a hint of bitterness from the black coffee, and some leather on the aftertaste. The dominant flavors are of wood and toasty tobacco, there are also some notes of dark bread, and some pepper.
In the final third, the flavor profile remains pretty much the same with a lot of wood, and some toasty bread while there is no more sweetness. The cigar is getting warm a bit towards the end, while the body remains in the medium to full range. The cigar is still burning fine, but it is still a bit young at this point to really develop aromas until the nub.
In summary, the Montecristo Media Corona is a good short cigar, pretty powerful with nice woody and nutty flavors.
Montecristo Media Corona Smoking time:
20 – 30 Minutes
The newest vitola from Montecristo as just what the doctor ordered. Small, but complex, tasty and all done in 20 minutes but with a satisfying cigar taste. Great value
came on time and well packaged. I let them sit a week in the humidor and they are a wonderful cigar. Compliments from many I gave them to!
Good cigar and service.
Happy with cigars and quick shipping
This place is the best for cuban cigars. No fakes great prices excellent quality. And most of all people that can be trusted. And yes the cigars reached me in great condition and tasted amazing.
This is a good cigar for those short breaks. Well made, but wrapper is pretty delicate, so make sure your cutter is sharp.
Nice smoke. Hint of graham cracker and pecan. My wife liked the smell. Said it reminded her of S’mores.
I will probably include a couple of these in my future orders.
the shipment and delivery was great! Received package quickly and items were fresh and good to go. This cigar is good for when you only have 30 minutes and want to get in a quick smoke. My for some reason burned uneven but I hope it’s just this bad one in the batch.
Fairly basic flavor profile, but certainly expected for the size. Good for when the situation only allows for a 25m cigar.
Got my second shipment from Luxury Cubans and as always very pleased
Great short cigar. I would recommend.
Montecristo is my favorite cigar and this was the first time I tried the Media Coronoa. I am pleased. And as always, Luxury Cubans did a good job delivering to Canada.
It’s a fine daily cigar for 30 mins time!
I enjoy this cigar while I walk my dog.
This cigar is a mild but tasty smoke. It is a great cigar when you want to taste a cigar but only have a short time to enjoy.
Nice even smoke. Perfect for a shorter enjoyment… 20–30 minutes. Smooth & consistency with burn from start to finish.