Wrapper: Ecuador Sumatra
Filler: Dominican, Honduran, Nicaraguan
Country: Dominican Republic
The Hoyo de Monterrey Reposado en Cedros is an excellent cigar for being a somewhat bargain smoke. It has an Ecuador Sumatra wrapper, a Connecticut binder and Dominican, Nicaraguan, and Honduran fillers.The thick veins contributed to the rugged look of this medium-bodied smoke. It also had a good firm pack that didn’t inhibit the draw at all. The initial draw was creamy with a raisin sweetness and a cedar spice that complimented it without overpowering the flavor and a cedar aroma was present as well. When going through the first third the flavor experience was a subtle cedar spice with a chocolate sweetness that was milk to dark chocolate and a note of walnut that was in the background. Continuing down the second third of the cigar there was more of a nutty flavor with the cocoa sweetness subsiding but, not gone and a balance of cedar spice was pronounced. The finish was earthy with the nutty flavor becoming more prominent and the cedar spice still remained consistent and not overwhelming. The sweetness went away and there was no harshness until the very end. The ash was firm and white and as for the burn it was pretty much perfect with maybe one touch up needed. Overall the Hoyo de Monterrey Reposado en Cedros was a pleasing smoke that had a great price that did not disappoint.