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Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure No. 2

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

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Review #34: got abox last month i have smoked a few superb smoke a true cuban habano its smooth and silky and excellent burn aroma is mouth watering its one to enjoy - Submitted by jonboy on October 30, 2004

Review #33: I am going to flip flop on my review below (#31) and in true George Bush style I'll pass the buck, in this case onto the Cuban Mojito! The Epicure #2 is probably the poorest Cuban cigar I have smoked to date, and I come to this conclusion after lighting five out of the recently purchased cabinet. Indeed they are so poor that I will be giving away the rest before returning to Canada. They simply are not worth the risk of running through customs as contraband, which they will be after I purchase another cabinet (of Epicure #1) to replace them. I think "chilli" (review #28 and "stacks overflow" review #32) have got it about right. As a matter of fact a local cigar news sheet here (in French) also rates this particular cigar very low - a news sheet which is read by the folks at Habanos S.A., so in answer to chilli's lament, I imagine the people in charge of quality do care and I imagine they will try and remidy the problems in due course. They make a lot of cigars here by hand, and even god plays a part in the weather! If you consider how many good cigars the Cubans make it's easy to find the poor quality among them. It's like wine there's good years and bad years for all the brands. Take the Romeo and Julietta Churchill I sampled the other day (dated Feb 04) a huge improvement on the last few years. - Submitted by jjme on October 29, 2004

Review #32: One was sampled and in the "as found" condition it was a rope. Not much was discernable through the thick layer of sulphur and ammonia. It got rough enough to toss at the midpoint. Speaking with a brother, he had excellent results after four years aging, despite a similar initial character. However, four years is too long of a wait - they should hold it, not the customer. - Submitted by Stacks Overflow on October 28, 2004

Review #31: i am writing this review from the Melia Cohiba in Havana on their courtesy internet service. I have just opened a cabinet box bought at the Corona factory, dated Feb 04. I like this cigar it's creamy, mild and a rich aroma, while the Robusta is not my preferred size it makes for a good quick smoke. I confess the HDM is along with H. Upmann my favorite brands and this cigar lives up to my expectations. Suprisingly there are no bands on this size, whereas the E #1 does have bands. If you like HDM, you should like this one. I just finished a Cohiba Siglo 1V and I must say I don't care so much for them. However, I note Cubans do by and large prefer the Cohiba's. CÚst la vie! - Submitted by unknown on October 27, 2004

Review #30: Although I smoke cigars for some years now, I never had a HdM until about a month ago. My first HdM was a Petit Robusto and let's just say that that was not my cup of tea. Because two 'negative' experiences without a positive one to compensate it is too much, smoking the Epicure No.2 was crucial for my opinion of the brand! Because of my previous experience I approached this one with some suspicion. I had to admit that it was well constructed, but the Petit is also an object of beauty! I noticed that it was very spongy. The scent was sweet, like chocolate. A flame of the torch and I was on my way. The draw was very loose, a bit to loose for me. The taste however was surpisingly mild, nothing like that Petit 'Powerhouse' Robusto! This was a medium-bodied cigar, with thick, creamy smoke and a complex taste! Although it was difficult to clearly identify different tastes, vanilla predominates the palette in the beginning. After about 1/3th it becomes a bit more earthy. When it was past midway, some burning problems arose. A couple of times relighting however had no clear effect on the taste. It took me close to 1,5 hours to finish it. This was one damn fine cigar! - Submitted by Bolivar on October 21, 2004

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