At the 2013 IPCPR Trade Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, Altadis USA formally unveiled its latest addition to the Montecristo family – the Monte.
Altadis describes the Monte as full-bodied with hints of cinnamon, sweet caramel, and coffee. The cigar is being launched in three vitolas and will be packaged 16 per box.
Altadis is targeting an August, 2013
At a glance, here is an overview of the Monte by Montecristo:
The Monte features a multi-national blend with tobaccos from three countries. The wrapper is the same on the Montecristo Epic Vintage 2007, but lower on the plant.
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano
Binder: Dominican Olor/Vintage Nicaraguan (Double Binder)
Filler: Aged Dominican tobaccos
Conde (w pig-tail): 5 1/2 x 48
Monte: 6 x 60
Jacopo No. 2: 6 1/8 x 54