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Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure No. 2

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Hoyo de Monterrey Cigars
Origin:CubaManufactured: Hand Made
Weight:11,66 gr.Score:7.9
Presentation: Slide lid box of 25

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Review #209: MAR 14 What a difference a year makes! I don't know if it was just this individual sample or if these cigars in general have taken the huge leap forward that they seemed to on today's evidence. Who knows, perhaps it was a change in me of some kind, we rarely consider that. All that said, what a joy it was to smoke this cigar today. Such a delicately floral aroma in the room and an absolute kaleidoscope of flavours incorporated in two or three wonderful transitions. Started out very light with flavours of sweet cream, vanilla and sweet spice, very delicately nuanced smoke. We moved into a medium bodied smoke that was much more viscous in the second third that brought very distinct flavours of digestive biscuit, cereals and a sweet cedar still underpinned with a soft vanilla. Moving towards the close it became a full/medium bodied smoke, very chewy and dense. Toasted tobacco on the draw, a much heavier woody flavour and a bitter, dark chocolate replacing the vanilla in the background. This was a 94/95 in my book! I hope the rest this box continues on in this apparent upward trajectory. - Submitted by Vortigan on May 6, 2019

Review #208: Good looking cigar light coloured wrapper and smooth skin. Lights and draws well. Good aroma but very light palate. Uneven burn let me to chuck it before getting to the band - Submitted by Neilito on May 1, 2019

Review #207: AUG 17 I'd not had an Epi 2 for years. The first few I tried around 17 years ago were so delicious, but over the years I ended up coming across more and more thoroughly average to very poor examples I almost forgot about them for a while. A lot of Havana cigars have improved enormously in recent years and the ones I've sampled from this box are beautiful. Cocoa powder coloured wrappers, a little "toothed" and rustic with a slight oily sheen in the light. Perfectly rolled and a lovely delicate Cuban tobacco aroma - light sweet wood and floral. Well packed but with a nice spring when pressed. A fair resistance on the draw but producing plenty of smoke with ease without causing it to burn too hot. Opened mild with a nice little black pepper spice and the gorgeous Hoyo flavours I remembered. Slightly sweet cream, floral and herbal with a subtle dusty cocoa quality. It developed slowly to medium bodied with a touch more exotic spice around half way and the creaminess intensified with occasional waves of chocolate, woodiness and coffee bean. Beautiful burn and didn't have a harsh edge to it until the last inch when it began to get a little hot. I am giving these 9/10 purely because they still require a few years good maturing, but they show all the signs of being really excellent after around 5 years, one to store. By then the flavours and complexity will have just increased a bit, the burn would become razor sharp and that back end would mellow out into a real finger-burner. Have a look for 2016-18 boxes and pick some with lovely chocolate wrappers and a beautiful box aroma. - Submitted by A. Dyer on March 4, 2019

Review #206: MAR 14 Well that was more like it! Sweet cream, subtle woods and a touch of light spice. I'm not looking for huge complexity from an Epi 2, I just want it to perform to a reasonable standard of the marque and thankfully this one did. Still very much in two minds about whether or not I'll be buying more though. - Submitted by Vortigan on May 18, 2018

Review #205: ---   As a beginner to cigar, the Epicure No. 2 is my first robusto. My stick has a rather easy draw and burns with long ash that is up to about a third of the length. The burn was not even and need some occasional touch up. This cigar is very smooth and creamy, with some hint of cream in the first third. Moving on the cigar gradually changed into more earthy and woody tones, but remained mild throughout. My last third became a bit intense and with some nicotine taste as I lost my rhythm in smoking and the cigar went out a few times. I just should have leave it rather than forcing to smoke till the end. The 90-minute smoke has been very pleasant and I might consider getting a box after sampling some more different cigars. - Submitted by barrychow on February 8, 2018

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