Montecristo Dantes Cigar (Limited Edition 2016)
$76.00 – $739.00
A large cigar with an even draw. There’s a sweet-and-salty character to the smoke, with some earthy notes, a touch of graham cracker and a cinnamon finish
Length: 6 5/8″
Ring Gauge: 48
Strength: Medium – Full
Vitola: Hermoso No. 1
Smoking Time: 50 – 60 Minutes
Montecristo is the best known and probably most appreciated brand of Habanos throughout the world. It forms the benchmark for many Habanos smokers against which other brands are judged.
The name comes from the hero of Alexandre Dumas’ famous novel ‘The Count of Montecristo,’ which was a firm favourite when read by the Lector to the Torcedores (cigar makers) at the factory where it was founded in 1935.
The original Montecristo range of sizes was composed of a narrow assortment numbered from 1 to 5. Today it consists of a wide variety of vitolas to cover every level of the cigar enthusiast’s needs.
The long and eagerly awaited Montecristo Dantès has finally been released and are available for sale, albeit a few months late. The Dantès are a 2016 Limited Edition and are presented in SBN boxes containing 10 cigars, each dressed with the Edition Limitada second band. The cigar is a Hermoso No.1 (6⅝”(167mm) x 48 ring gauge) and the Dantès will be the first cigar of this vitola to be represented in the iconic Montecristo marque.
The Dantès was named after Edmundo Dantès, the lead character of Alexandre Dumas 1844 novel The Count of Monte Cristo which proved to be the inspiration for the name of the brand back in the 1930’s when the novel was read to and enjoyed by the torcedors of the day as they hand crafted their masterpieces, a practice still in vogue today.
Limited Edition cigars use specially selected tobacco leaves grown in the Vuelta Abajo zone which are all then aged for a minimum of two years.
Single Stick, Box of 10