I am a big fan of Cuban cigars that are sold in tubes. Other than the protection the tube offers to it’s valuable cargo, the tubes come in handy as storage compartments when the cigar is gone. The big news so far this year is that the good people from Montecristo have released a new format in a tubo presentation. Three packs of Monte Open Juniors will be sold and new smokers will have an opportunity to sample this exciting cigar without breaking the bank.
This is the smallest of the new series being at a length of 4.3 inches and having a ring gauge of 38. One would guess that this Panetela would have quite a punch but surprisingly enough it is a mild to medium strength smoke. Some people describe the flavors in this compact cigar to be woody but I’ve found that it has a lot more to offer than just your one dimensional stogie. I am a big fan of the open series and I’m guessing the sweetness and slightly more complex profile is winning new fans to the Montecristo brand. Here is a retailer that has more information on the Montecristo brand.