Montecristo Connoisseur Edition

At the 2013 IPCPR Trade Show, sampler packs seemed to be the rage of the trade show. Altadis USA was no exception here as they showcased a sampler pack of its four regional Montecristo Connoisseur collections.   The sampler pack will be a limited edition collection consisting of two cigars each of Montecristo’s four regional cigar blends.  This will mark the first time these cigars have been made available on a nationwide basis.

The four blends included in the sampler pack are:

Montecristo New York Connoisseur Edition (Launched 2011)
Montecristo Texas Titan Edition (Launched 2012)
Montecristo Las Vegas Connoisseur Edition (Launched 2012)
Montecristo Chicago Connoisseur Edition (Launched 2013)

These regional edition cigars were previously only available in the state where the cigar is named after.

The Montecristo New York Connoisseur Edition was the first of the four blends to be released. That particular cigar ended up finishing as our #2 Cigar of the Year for 2012.

At a glance, here is a look at the Montecristo Connoisseur Edition collection.  For simplicity purposes we grouped the blend and vitola information together.

Blend Profile and Vitolas Available

Montecristo New York Connoisseur

The blend features tobaccos from three countries: 

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Dominican
Vitola: 6 x 60

Note: There is a second vitola, the Montecristo New York Connoisseur No. 2 – which is a 6 1/8 x 54 box-press torpedo

Montecristo Texas Titan Edition

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano
Binder: Dominican Piloto
Filler: Dominican Piloto and Olor
Vitola: 6 x 60

Montecristo Las Vegas Connoisseur

Wrapper: San Andres Criollo
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Dominican
Vitola: 6 x 54

Montecristo Chicago Connoisseur

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Sumatra
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Dominican
Vitola 6 x 50