Hoyo de Monterrey Excalibur Epicure Cigar Review

by Bryan Glynn, June 18, 2010
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Hoyo de Monterrey Excalibur Epicure Cigar Review

This 5.25×50 stick offers a firm slightly toothy golden brown wrapper with minimal veins tight seams and a double cap with a rich peppery tobacco aroma. First light reveals rich oily tobacco flavors with a good pepper kick, medium-full body and a long finish. The first third is creamy, rich, oily, holding the pepper and tobacco with a undertone of vanilla at points. The 2nd third mellows a bit losing a touch of power and body but keeping the oily richness. Flavors are a slightly peppery smooth tobacco with a long finish, perfect construction and 1″ ash chunks. The last third produces much of the same flavors, continuing the same great performance. Ending at 1:30 with over an inch left, it was just getting too warm for my taste.

  • DrCigarLover

    Watched your review of the Hoyo de Monterrey Excalibur Epicure a few weeks ago, got inspired and bought a box. Smoked my first one today after a late lunch, it was very enjoyable. The process works, good review, good smoke. Much thanks, cheers.

    DrCigarLover

  • Ed

    Hey Brian –

    The cigar you’ve got there is actually the Hoyo de Monterrey Excalibur Legend, a cigar launched in 2007. The Epicure is also a good one – especially the Maduro that got a top 25 honor from CA in 2007.

    • Hmmm my mistake – thank you for the correction!

  • D-BO

    THE HOYO DE MONTERREY LINE IS ONE OF THE BEST LINES OUT THERE 2 ME HOPE TO SEE MORE REVIEWS ON THIS LINE IN THE NEAR FUTURE

  • Daniel.A

    had this stick and was really impressed with the flavors. BUT i hate the burning problems kept having to give it touch ups and kept going out on me. maybe it was just my sticks.

  • Bigdave

    Yeah that’s a Legend. Only came in 3 sizes and are discontinued I believe.

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