Sitting in front of the grille of a beautiful vintage Maserati is an incredible cigar from Montecristo Cuba, the 2012 Limited Edition, Montecristo 520. This cigar was created to commemorate the anniversary of 520 years since tobacco from Cuba was first taken to Europe with Christopher Columbus.
This is a Maravillas No. 3, factory name, which is blended with the classic Montecristo profile in mind. Medium to full bodied, would be the most accurate way of describing this cigar’s strength but the individual flavors present themselves with very vivid characteristics. The chocolate notes you’ll taste are sweet and pronounced as are the flavors of leather, cedar and strong coffee. This is a surprisingly sweet but still bold cigar.
Dark wrappers, great construction and a wonderful blend could very well see these cigars age to become classic Cubans. The 520 comes in a 10 count dress box and I have to say that I really quite agree with their marketing strategy in reducing the number of cigars per box, smaller price and more of a variety of cigars you bring back home when on holidays in the Caribbean.