Monte 4 Code MUL MAY 14
This cigar is from box 2 out of a 12/12 2box deal on FOH in 2014
I smoked the first October 14 and did a comparison on both boxes here.
Start 11 am
After cutting, large dimple exposed, good draw, slightly salty on the lips, light tobacco, barn flavour on cold draw.
First draw, deep coffee Coca flavour.
Every single draw afterwards has a change in flavour and intensity.
Trying to pick the flavours which is challenging for me as this one is a quite complex mix.
The peaks are Coffee, Coca, Chocolate, toasted bread, hints of caramel during the first 3rd.
There is an underlying mustiness which I normally get from much older cigars.
Strength medium to medium full.
Dark grey ash, good burn and smoke volume.
Transition to 2nd 3rd
Strength is relaxing to medium.
The mustiness is still there though less visible.
Main flavours Coca, Chocolate, toasted bread and a bit more burned caramel.
Getting more intense, hard to separate flavours. Coca and Coffee in the main.
Finished after 1hr.
A fantastic cigar which developed wonderful over these 5 years.
Only 5 left which are in my “Once a Year Box” to see what the next 5 years have to show.