Friday, July 31, 2015
Cigar Review: Montecristo Relentless Toro
It is time for another cigar review as we head into the weekend! Famous Smoke Shop sent me the Montecristo Relentless Toro (6 x 54) to review. Having never smoked a Montecristo, I was eager to smoke one, but I resisted the urge to smoke them right away and let them rest for a couple weeks in my humidor. I left the cellophane wrapper on and after two weeks it was time to enjoy a smoke! I decided to space this one out over a couple months. I smoked one every three weeks to see if anything changed. The results were the same the three times I smoked, so everything here is complete.
The first thing I do when smoking a cigar is breathe in the aroma. When I inhaled, memories of a fresh cut hayfield on a humid day pierced my nostrils. It was extremely plantlike and 'green' smelling. It hails from the Dominican Republic. It has Nicaraguan and Brazilian Mata Fina longfillers, a Mexican San Andres binder, and an Ecuadorian Connecticut shade wrapper, and most cigars I have smoked with that type of wrapper have a green smell to them. I hoped smoking it would be better than the smell.
The draw was smooth, but I found I had to really puff to get it to flow at first. Plants and charcoal flavors were tough for me to get past. It is a medium-bodied cigar that smoked very well. The first third had very strong plant flavors, but the second third was enjoyable. The final third tasted like the inside of what a charcoal grill smells like after a rainstorm. There wasn't anything peppery or spicy about this cigar. In fact, it didn't have any 'Wow!' factor for me.
Depending on how fast you like to smoke, the Montecristo Relentless Toro will last anywhere from thirty-five minutes to an hour. It burned even with no canoeing at any time. It gets an extremely high consumer rating of 90, but I feel that is overly generous for this cigar. I felt this was at least in the mid-eighties at best. While I personally didn't care for it, I know many cigar lovers who will.
So there you have it, I honestly didn't care for this cigar. I don't particularly care for cigars that taste like I am smoking a green tobacco. There are many that do and if you like that, get some of these. At around $10.00 per stick, I think it's a decent price, if you like this type of cigar.
Thank you to Famous Smoke Shop for giving me the opportunity to review Montecristo Relentless Toro. Even though I didn't care for it, I do appreciate the opportunity. If you want to try the Montecristo Relentless Toro in 6x54, you can pick up this Famous exclusive Montecristo online here. If you do purchase one or have smoked them in the past, please let me know your thoughts on the cigar in the comments below. Happy Smoking!