The term Espada translates from Spanish to mean Sword, being inspired by the six swords of Montecristo's iconic logo. After debuting the first Montecristo Espada cigar in 2014—marking the first Nicaraguan puro blend for a Montecristo—the company has expanded the series in the years following, including a hearty recipe known as Montecristo Espada Oscuro.
The Montecristo Espada Oscuro cigar combines the talents of famed artisan Rafael Nodal, Montecristo's Grupo de Maestros (an elite team of craftsman boasting a combined 300 years' experience), and the generations-old Plasencia family of tobacco growers. These forces came together to select a refined Nicaraguan smoking experience with a strong backbone, incorporating Nicaraguan tobaccos throughout the binder/filler and finalizing the cigar with a choice Nicaraguan Habano rosado oscuro wrapper.
What does Montecristo Espada Oscuro cigar taste like?
Nicaraguan through and through, the Montecristo Espada Oscuro cigar is among the strongest Montecristo cigars to date. The cigar touts a medium-full body and a full nicotine strength, lighting up with standout flavors of toasted hardwoods, chocolate malt, black pepper, and hearty roasted nuts.