The Montecristo 80th Anniversary is a very special, very limited edition cigar exclusively featuring, for the first time, Dominican Pilotico tobacco, grown from seeds hand carried by Pepe Mendez before fleeing Cuba. Set aside until recently, the Mendez family has carefully grown these coveted seeds in the fertile Navarrete region of the Dominican Republic. Naturally producing fewer and smaller leaves, the Navarrete area brings out the rich, bold and complex flavors of the tobacco, making for a wonderfully complex smoke.
Montecristo 80th Anniversary features a dark, rich and oily Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper that burns well with a full-bodied and spicy taste. The binder is a Dominican Olor 2010 Villa Gonzalez Crop, notable for its slightly natural sweetness and floral tones. The filler is a blend of the new and exclusive Dominican Pilotico tobacco combined with some Nicaraguan Criollo ’98, a dark, heavy bodied tobacco noted for its strength and robust taste, as well as Nicaraguan Corojo ’99, a wonderfully aromatic tobacco well known for a great burn and uniform white ash.
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Sumatra
Filler: Dominican Pilotico and Nicaraguan Criollo and Corojo