Hoyo de Monterrey Reposado en Cedros – Cigar Review

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Once the cedar sleeve is removed, a nice dark brown wrapper with a few small veins is revealed.

It is a firm feeling cigar but not very heavy in the hand.  Draw is a bit loose after cutting, I would rather have it too loose than too tight any day.  It may fair better with a punch cutter.

The packaging is very attractive.  The box is cool and the cedar sleeve/ banding is a hit.  Before lighting, I noticed that the cap seems to be sweetened.  I’m not too sweet on that idea, but it is not overpowering.  Let’s see how it smokes.

The first third has a nice sweet and creamy cedar flavor with an earthy finish.  It is mild in body but there is a lot of flavor and it tastes good.  The burn is nice and even, but the ash doesn’t hold on for long.

The second third’s flavor profile hardly changes from the first third, it may have gotten a bit sweeter.  The burn is still perfectly even and the second ash held on a little longer.

The final third is really mostly the same as the previous two.  It has a sweet earthy cedar flavor with a slightly spicy finish.  It is more of a mild/medium body in the final third.  The construction was still solid with no surprises.

This is a very intriguing cigar.  I would like to know more about the mysterious process used to “immerse” the cigar.  I don’t like to smoke cigars that leave me wondering how on earth they were sweetened or flavored.  The HDM Reposado en Cedros is also a very one dimensional cigar.  That lack of surprises is not entirely a bad thing.  You will always know what to expect with this one: a pleasurable smoke with perfect construction and good looks to boot.  If you like sweeter mild cigars, you will love this one!

Flavor and Taste: 15/20
Construction: 10/10
Wrapper: 4/5
Price Point: 8/10
Would I buy a Box: 3/5
Total: 40/50

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