MONTECRISTO 1935 ANNIVERSARY NICARAGUA | CIGAR REVIEW
JULY 10, 2022 - PHIL KURUT, COMEDY - CIGARS - MUSIC
MONTECRISTO 1935 ANNIVERSARY NICARAGUA TORO (6 x 54)
As discussed in a previous 1st & 15th podcast with Kap, the first thing that comes to mind when I see 1935 is the number 18. Why? Well, because for several years, any time I see multiple numbers in a row, my brain adds them together. What does this have to do with this cigar review? “Nothing. Absolutely nothing.” That was a UHF reference.
1935 begins with dark earth, oak, cream, dark chocolate, stone fruit, and spice. Busy little guy. The retrohale appears tame, spilling forth some dark earth and hints of coffee. Frankly, I’m not a huge retrohaler. In fact, when I’m not reviewing a cigar, I rarely do it. Why? Because it’s just not typically how I enjoy a cigar. Anyway.
The finish holds on to some dark chocolate, coffee, spice, and stone fruit.
Sweetness drops out now, and coffee, leather, and dark earth take the throne. Thrones? Sure. Cream hangs out, wandering around and minding his own business. Not the best security in this castle.
Coffee flows straight through the nose, and dark chocolate attaches itself to the walls of my nostrils.
1935’s finish takes on a darker quality, as well. Leather, coffee, dark earth, and bits of dark chocolate occupy every last seat. Nicely balanced and in harmony with one another.
I’m diggin’ it.
1935 comes around the bend with stone fruit making a comeback and coffee and dark chocolate hustlin’ along.
The retrohale keeps on keepin’ on, pushing dark earth and coffee through the nose, and the finish lets coffee, leather, and dark chocolate linger without even a bit of harshness.
With an excellent draw, smoke output, burn, and consistency, 1935 doesn’t give much to complain about, and I suppose if someone did complain, nobody would listen anyway. Fair enough.
SMOKE TIME: 1 hr. 35 mins.
RATING: 3.25 / 4 - Did anyone get the UHF reference?