The Montecristo Espada Signature Valiente cigar is a special one, being the first Montecristo cigar to be crafted alongside Nestor Plasencia in his factory and released under the Montecristo name which is typically a Dominican brand.

Although it is a puro, it showcases the variety of flavors Nicaragua has to offer in different growing regions. It features Colorado claro wrapper from Jalapa over filler tobaccos from Estelí.

Although the Montecristo Espada Signature features many firsts, it certainly lives up to the high standards the Montecristo and Plasencia brands hold.

Cigar Name:Montecristo Espada Signature
Country of Origin:Nicaragua
Factory:Plasencia Cigars S.A.
BlenderRafael Nodal
Size Reviewed:Valiente (Toro)
WrapperNicaragua
Binder:Nicaragua
Filler:Nicaragua
Price per Stick:$15.00
Release Date:December 2021
Draw:Medium
Profile:Medium
Flavor Notes:White Pepper, Citrus, Coffee,
Woodsy, Oak, Leather
Cohiba Serie M Cigar Specs
Montecristo Espada Signature
Montecristo Espada Signature Valiente Toro6.0″x 55$15.00
Cohiba Serie M Cigar Sizes and Prices at the time of review

Montecristo Espada Signature Flavor

The Montecristo Espada Signature was full of flavor that smoothly delivered all the way through. It starts out with spicy White Pepper, and hints of citrus on the tongue with an overall woodsy, oak flavor.

As you get past the first third, it transitions towards a coffee flavor, with leather left lingering on the back of the tongue.

The Montecristo Espada Signature finished off with a woodsy / grassy flavor and hints of white pepper reappeared at the end.

Draw

The Montecristo Espada Signature had a great draw that didn’t distract from the overall enjoyment of the cigars.

The smoke texture was a little bit on the lighter side, but still evenly coated the mouth and lingered with flavor.

The burn time on this cigar put us at around 2 hours.

Appearance / Construction

The Montecristo Espada Signature has an amazing appearance with a cool rustic color scheme and oily, chocolatey wrapper. It features two main bands, with the classic Montecristo logo, and a gold premium foot band that shines in the light.

It’s built perectly, and had a perfect burn all the way through. The Plasencia factory delivered perfectly as always in this very attractive premium cigar.

Conclusion

The Montecristo Espada Signature was amazing overall. It was full of flavor that transitioned and stayed strong all the way through. It was also very smooth and enjoyable. The Montecristo / Plasencia partnership paired perfectly in this cigar. We would definitely smoke it again, and as you can see below rated it highly.

CriteriaReviewer 1Reviewer 2
Appearance (10)1010
Construction (10)1010
Burn (10)1010
Taste (15)1415
Smoke Texture (5)33
First 1/3 (10)99
Second 1/3 (10)88
Last 1/3 (10)89
Enjoyability (20)2020
Nicotine (+/-)++
Strength (L/M/F)M+M+
Overall Rating9294

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