Montecristo No 4
There are more Montecristo No. 4s produced each year than any other premium Cuban cigar. So what makes the cigars so wildly popular?
Here’s a detailed review of the “Monte” No. 4, a cigar that’s a mainstay in so many aficionados’ humidors.
Montecristo No 4 Overview
The Montecristo No. 4’s popularity stems from a wide combination of factors, not least their exceptional value for money. Other factors include the actual tobacco and craftsmanship, but also this cigar’s very versatile size.
Montecristo No. 4 cigars are made with tobacco from the Vuelta Abajo region at the heart of Cuba’s Pinar del Rio province. Here the climate and soil form harmonious conditions ideal for the cultivation of tobacco.
The cigars are assembled and dressed in Colorado wrappers. Yet the Montecristo No. 4’s secret to success lies with its size. The Montecristo No. 4’s compact 5 1/8” x 42 Petite Corona size is a wildly popular offering that is ideal for almost any time or place.
Smoking a Montecristo No 4
The Montecristo No. 4 offers an engaging smoke that will delight a wide range of tastes any time of day. Taking time to appreciate each stop of the cigar-smoking journey will enhance the Montecristo mystique.
Montecristo No 4 Appearance
The cigar features an oily chocolate-colored wrapper leaf with the iconic brown and white Montecristo cigar band adding a touch of old-world charm.
Montecristo No 4 Initial Impressions
Velvety to the touch, the cigar’s cold draw and aromas combine for an intriguing mix of coffee, wood, spice, sweet cream, licorice, and damp grass notes.
Hints of sweet spice and mushroom join the initial aroma of wood, coffee, and hay, once the cigar is underway. Heavier earthy aromas build throughout the smoke.
Body and Taste
The Montecristo No. 4 begins as a mellow smoke filled with earth, cedar, coffee, vanilla, cocoa powder, nutmeg, and smoldering oak notes. As the cigar builds in complexity, flavors of licorice, pepper, cinnamon, and berries join in as the experience becomes medium-to-full bodied.
Montecristo No 4 Finish
Body and taste continue to increase as all of the flavors swirl together for a big finish that is bold, intensely complex and satisfying.
The Montecristo No. 4’s balance of flavor and body delivers a lively yet very approachable smoke. Covering a wide range of the cigar flavor wheel, this is a great example of a high-quality Cuban puro.
Montecristo No. 4 Cigar Value
Montecristo cigars are not the least expensive cigars on the planet, yet the Montecristo No. 4 proves one of Cuba’s great values. Each cigar packs all the complexity, flavor, and richness you could want into its compact frame.
For something slightly more under the radar, cigars from the Diplomaticos brand offer smooth and satisfying Montecristo alternatives.
Montecristo No 4 Experience
The Montecristo No. 4 combines richness, immense taste, and value into a great all-around cigar smoking experience, perfect for the serious aficionado and casual enthusiast alike. Take the plunge and stock up at your favorite genuine Cuban cigar source today!
My favourite cigar for everyday smoking. These did not disappoint, in good condition, packaging very good and cigars were fresh and are smoking very well. Well worth the money and creates confidence to order another product.
nice aromatic and well going with morning coffee
Cigars were as promised and in great shape.
always a great cigar. recommend purchasing from Luxury Cubans and will be a regular customer.
I just received my order withing 10 days. The cigar smoked beautifully from tip to tail. The draw was great and and had a great after taste. I will order again ASAP.
My cigars arrived sooner than expected and shipped perfectly. Once again Luxury Cubans did a great job. As to the cigars what can I say. The #4’s delivered as is their reputation. Can’t wait to order some more as soon as they are in.
Simply wonderful! The cigars arrived 7-10 days after placing my order. I’ve ordered several boxes since then.
The Partagas are wonderful. I enjoy smaller cigars as they can be enjoyed in 30-40 minutes.
These are the real things. Many thanks.
I’ll be placing another order tonight. Many thanks!!!
Faster than expected delivery. Can see why the #4s are the world’s best seller. Great taste easy draw. Would recommend to all to try. Thank you luxury Cubans gonna order a box of Hoyo as soon as in stock
Update: the packaging was proper and the contents delivered as promised. The smooth draw even burn and pleasant aroma partially explain why the No. 4 is a great smoke.
Order received on time and in good order. The cigars are a smooth joy with a favorite beverage (I enjoyed them with full body cabernet). Will buy again.
must admit I was a little nervous when I placed my first order, but once I received my cigars all was right in the world. I highly recommend Luxury Cubans to anybody looking to purchase Cuban Cigars at great prices. My cigars were in perfect condition, and I had them in my hands within 10 days just as advertised. I’ll be ordering again very soon!
The Montecristo #4s can vary in how well they are rolled. These were superbly rolled and entirely smooth.
My first order with these guys. Easy, quick & great quality product. I’ll be back.
I’m no expert on Cuban cigars, but I know what I like. These Montecristos have excellent aroma, texture, and taste. I was worried about the 3 working days for order approval and slow tracking updates because they appeared to be stuck in a warehouse for a week at a time. They arrived within 3 weeks.
Cigars arrived on time in good shape. Good experience.
Cigars were wonderful! Packaged nicely & shipping was quick.
Opened the box and just smiled. Perfect condition. 2014 box date. A great smoke for when the No. 5 is too quick and I don’t want to grab a No. 2 or 3. Typical Monte flavors especially the final third. Love ‘em and love ordering from Luxury Cubans
Very good quality and speedy delivery.
All was good with delivery and product. I will be ordering again.
Very good cigars, will be ordering again.
smooth and robust, very fresh! Burned evenly and went very well with my Reserve Cabernet Savignon
Long time since I enjoyed any Cubans. Just can’t get them where I live (HI) . #4’s were one of my favorites and received my first box, ever as I only could buy singles locally 25 years ago, since that time, my source stopped and left us cigar lovers hanging. As soon as I lit one up, it was like being with an old friend! Once you smoke a genuine Cuban, that experience will haunt you and the search for the Holy Grail begins. I am reborn! knowing I can trust Luxury Cubans to be my one and only source! Now I will be ordering as much as I can, to get some humidor time. In the meantime, will smoke all my stash of non-Cubans until they are gone!!!
A darn good smoke. Delivery and customer service is very good.
Quality product with quality service
I now know why this is the most popular cigar in the world. Great flavor, burn, and size. This one will always have a place in my humidor. After several orders luxury cubans is now my only cuban vendor. Real product at great prices. No need to look anywhere else. I suggest buying opened boxes for them to inspect. I don’t buy in to the BS that they’ll swap out the reals for fakes, and you never know what can happen in a shipment from around the world.
Cigars came in perfect condition and what a cigar, the best of the small ones without a doubt!
Very good taste as well as a very good roller
Always a great smoke
In my one experience with Luxury Cubnas, I have nothing but positive things to say. The box arrived from Holland within 10 days of purchase fully sealed. I had several of the cigars that I purchased overseas and they looked identical except that the band was a little different. Not sure if the Cubans changed the band or what, but the cigars tasted the same as the ones I had purchased and burned just as evenly. I would purchase again
Excellent Cigar and prompt delivery of same. Very happy with Luxury Cuban Cigar professional service
Really liked the speedy delivery on the cigar order, the cigars were real fresh also
It’s a Montecristo…..fairly young box, but has great flavor which will get better with some aging in the Humidor. Nice draw and packaging from luxury cubans was excellent.
If you are new to luxury cubans (and I was with my first order of this box), trust me when I tell you that this is a legitimate company/site. I can’t keep my hands off these smokes. Razor sharp burn, box date had nearly two years on it and I’m already on my fourth order in two months. Please keep delivering great product
Really enjoying this cigar. It’s sized right for a short-normal smoke and has a flavor balance I don’t find in US cigars. I’ll buy this again. This company – luxury cubans is terrific too. Real happy I’ve found them…
Great service cigars took only 10 days and were ready to smoke right out the box
Good, but not long enough!
Very smooth and relaxing cigar.
This is my favorite everyday cigar and my first box from Luxury Cubans. It arrived in 15 days after ordering and they were a little dry; however, 2 weeks in the humidor and they are smoking great!
Wonderful experience and follow through very happy with my number 4s
Thanks so much Bill! The cigars are amazing. I will be placing another order again in a few weeks. The staff at luxurycubans.com are a pleasure to work with. They really care about their clients. I am a customer for life.
This was my second order from luxury cubans and I was just as pleased with this one as I was with the first. Although the box was marked “no signature required” I did have to go to the post office to sign for the box. These were no doubt genuine Cuban cigars, but noted that at some point the seal on the box had been opened, probably for inspection. I will continue to order from this company and the cigars are excellent!
As always, the #4s are the best alternative to the #2s when you need a quick smoke. And equally important, the best service from placing the order to delivery.
yes your service is great again
Had some questions on the Montys I purchased. They responded immediately and answered my questions. Great customer service.
Great cigars , fresh and fast shipping. Very happy
Very nice smoke. Delivered fresh and promptly.
Cigars are awesome services was great
Good cigar and service/shipping was easy and fast
Good smoke,great shipping,great service