There simply is no other way to describe this fine-tuned Montecristo—it is, in fact, epic. The Montecristo Epic first debuted in 2012 as the strongest Montecristo offering to date. Along with the acclaimed ROMEO by Romeo y Julieta, the duo signaled the first of many modernized, amped-up versions of Cuban-born legacy brands, later including H. Upmann and Trinidad, among others.
In order to bring Montecristo Epic to life, parent company Altadis USA deployed an elite class of cigar artisans—Grupo de Maestros—said to have more than 300 combined years' experience in the tobacco craft. These accomplished cigarmakers then unlocked the company's prized tobacco vaults, selecting Nicaraguan and Dominican filler tobaccos (including five-year-aged tobaccos), a Nicaraguan binder, and an ultra-premium Ecuadorian Habano wrapper. The cigars then undergo intense scrutiny throughout the sorting, rolling, and quality control processes, with the final cigars displaying the signature sign-off from each individual at the Tabacalera de Garcia factory along the way.
High in intensity and rich in character, Montecristo Epic offers a refined performance for the demanding palate. Expect to find robust flavors of mineral-rich earth, black pepper, toasted caramel, charred oak, and bittersweet espresso.