Montecristo PETIT EDMUNDO
Montecristo PETIT EDMUNDO This is Edmundo’s little brother, the Petit Edmundo from Montecristo. Same splendid ring gauge as Edmundo, just a little smaller and bursting with more flavor. A quick 20 minutes of action-packed fun in a quality smoke.
Montecristo PETIT EDMUNDO Appearance
The Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper of the Montecristo PETIT EDMUNDO has a medium brown color. Depending on how the light shines on the wrapper, it will often give off a colorado red tint. The wrapper itself is smooth. It has a light coating of oil on it with only some thin visible veins. The wrapper seams are well hidden.
There are two names on the Montecristo PETIT EDMUNDO. The primary band is a variation of the standard Montecristo band. At the center of the band is a gold fleur-de-lis sitting on a neutral-colored circle. A brown outer circle surrounds the band with the text “MONTECRISTO” in red/gold font on the upper half with two gold initials below it.\
To the left and right is a brown stripe with the text “PETIT EDMUNDO” in gold font to the left and right, respectively. The band also has a red and gold-colored trim.
The secondary band features a red, brown, beige, and gold color scheme. On the center of the band is a brown pencil sketch of Montecristo PETIT EDMUNDO on a neutral-colored background. Above the sketch is the text PETIT EDMUNDO in the small dark font. The portrait is surrounded by a brown ring with beige adornments.
The text MONTECRISTO is in a red/gold font on the upper portion of the ring. The lower portion of the ring has the text “EDMUNDO” in the beige font. To the left and right side of the sketch is a gold fleur-de-lis sitting on a red background.
Preparation for the Montecristo PETIT EDMUNDO
As usual, a straight cut to remove the cap of the Montecristo Pilotico Pepe Mendez Toro. commenced the pre-light draw. The dry draw delivers a mix of classic wood, cedar, and natural tobacco sweetness. Overall consider this to be a satisfactory pre-light draw. At this point, ready to light up and enjoy the Montecristo.
Montecristo PETIT EDMUNDO Flavor Profile
The Montecristo PETIT EDMUNDO starts out with notes of natural tobacco, classic wood, cedar, and white pepper. The natural tobacco notes move into the forefront early on. There is a slight sugar cane quality to this natural tobacco sweetness. The wood, cedar, and spice notes settle into the background. Meanwhile, the retro-hale produced an additional layer of red and white pepper.
During the first third, there are also times to pick up a “twang” – which would describe as a convergence of natural tobacco, citrus, and pepper qualities. The intensity of the “twang” seems to vary.
As the Montecristo PETIT EDMUNDO burns through the second third, a big shift in the flavor profile. During this stage, notes of cream and earth emerge – and took hold as the primary flavors. The natural tobacco and “twang” recede into the background joining the cedar and pepper notes. Toward the latter part of the second third, the pepper and cedar began to increase.
In the last third of the Montecristo, PETIT EDMUNDO sees the cigar do another change-up and deliver notes of classic wood and cedar alongside the earth notes in the forefront. The cream notes have now diminished into the background. While the “twang” is now gone, still pick up some natural tobacco sweetness in the background. This is the way the Montecristo Pilotico Pepe Mendez Toro came to a close. The resulting nub is cool in temperature, but soft to the touch.
Montecristo PETIT EDMUNDO Burn and Draw
From a burn perspective, the Montecristo PETIT EDMUNDO has a tendency to meander a few times. While this is remedied with some touch-ups, apply more touch-ups to this cigar. As for the burn line, it is slightly jagged. The ash has a salt and pepper complexion. This is not the tightest ash, but it isn’t very loose either.
The draw to the Montecristo PETIT EDMUNDO is not too tight, nor is it too loose. This made the cigar a low-maintenance cigar to derive flavor from.
Montecristo PETIT EDMUNDO Strength and Body
From both a strength and body perspective, the Montecristo PETIT EDMUNDO starts out as a solid medium. Throughout the first half, find much variance in either attribute. During the second half, notice a slight spike in both the nicotine level and depth of the flavors, however, the strength and body remain in the medium range.
In terms of strength versus body, both attributes balanced each other nicely – with neither attribute overshadowing the other.
Final Thoughts about Montecristo PETIT EDMUNDO
While the Montecristo Pilotico Pepe Mendez Toro has excellent flavor, there is one thing that really surprises you – and that is the complexity and change-ups this cigar delivers. If you like a cigar that undergoes a lot of flavor transitions, then this is a cigar for you. What found most impressive is that the transitions seem to work well with the flavors delivered.
One footnote has for this assessment is that this is a cigar that seems to respond nicely with age. While it’s one of the higher-priced Montecristos, it’s a very good one. This is a cigar that would recommend to either a novice or experienced cigar enthusiast. Enjoy! You can buy this at Stogies & More.