Hoyo de Monterrey Excalibur (Natural) No. 3 Cigar Review

February 8, 2009 · Posted in Cigar Review 

I smoked this one a while ago so I’m just basically going off of my notes.

There’s a decent amount of oils on the wrapper but there’s also a minor stretch mark in one area. Other than that stretch mark it looks like it has perfect construction. Right before this I smoked a crappy Don Tomas and a second one (forget what it was at this point) that was just as bad. So there’s a chance that they can adversely affect this cigar. Drinking Maker’s Mark, Cherry Coke, and a water.

Cigar Stats
Toro
Length: 6 1/8″
Ring Gauge: 48
Wrapper: USA/Conn
Binder: Nicaragua
Filler: Dom Rep, Nic
Price: $6.00

Night Light!

Mild-medium bodied. Slight amount of spice. Perfect draw. Third time is the charm tonight!

Mellow cigar. Very creamy smoke. Slight nutty flavor. Honey and this mildly sweet coconut flavor as well. It may not have a lot of strength but it has a lot of flavor.

Slight problem with the burn. I’m over halfway through now and the burn hasn’t affected my enjoyment of this cigar.

Now, this won’t be a favorite of mine but it’s damn good. It belongs somewhere around the 90 point neighborhood.

Near the end it gets somewhat harsh with an ashy flavor. Knocks of a point or two.

89 points

Note: After looking at some other people’s review of this cigar I think those previous cigars I smoked must have had a bigger impact on this cigar than I thought.

Cigar Jack said this cigar is medium-full bodied with a lot of bold spice.

Her Humidor had a maduro version of this cigar in the Crusader size and she gave it great praise saying that it might be her favorite cigar of the year. She found it full bodied but it also had a poor burn.

Zen Cigar: “It is a medium-bodied cigar; I taste a slight creaminess with wood, leather and some tobacco on finish.” Zen gave it 86 points.

You decide for yourself, it’s worth a try.

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