I recently received a 2008 Edicion Limitada Montecristo Sublime, one in a box pass and thought it would be a good way to spend the afternoon as technically, I was not smoking one from my stash that I smoke on my anniversary.
The montecristo cigar itself is a Sublime vitola. It comes in at a 54 ring gauge and is 6.5 inches long. The cigar is very toothy. The wrapper is a darkened, leathery brown. A daunting looking stick. A good amount of time is going to be needed today. The construction is decent. Squeeze test shows that it is slightly underfilled. Hope that this doesn’t pose any draw issues. The foot of the cigar shows otherwise. Looks fairly packed. The aroma from the wrapper is pure cocoa with a hint of earthiness and a slight woody smell to it. The triple cap looks good. Should be an easy entry for the punch. The draw is very loose. Much looser than I expected. Almost like a wind tunnel. I hope that it tightens up as I smoke the cigar.
Cocoa, woodiness, cream and a hint of dark sugar off the cold draw. Time to take this to the flame….