Length: 5 3/4"
Ring Gauge: 55
Vitola: Maravillas No. 4
Smoking Time: 60 Mins
Rating by Surrey Cigars - 97/100
Hoyo De Monterrey Monterreyes No.4 Cigar (2021 Limited Edition)
Box of 10 Cigars
The Hoyo de Monterrey Monterreyes No.4 joins the impressive list of previous vitolas selected to represent the brand for the prestigious Habanos Edición Limitada series. The last one was ten years ago in 2013 when the Grand Epicure was released, a cigar that still has an ardent following today and one that always attracts eye catching prices at auction.
Delayed from 2021, the Monterreyes No.4 is a Maravillas No.4 size 5 3⁄4” (145mm) x 55 ring gauge and is entirely new to the Habanos portfolio.
As with all Edición Limitadas since 2007, the tobacco used to make this cigar has been aged for a minimum of two years. This helps to create a more rounded and approachable flavour profile. The darker wrapper also provides a hint of sweetness that works exceptionally well with Hoyo de Monterrey’s distinct light flavoured blend.
These cigars are presented in a varnished Slide Lid Box of ten and have been made entirely by hand using long filler tobaccos sourced from Vuelta Abajo in the Pinar del Rio region of Cuba.
Hoyo de Monterrey owes its origin to the town of San Juan y Martinez, which lies at the heart of the Vuelta Abajo zone. Here the Hoyo de Monterrey plantation, one of the great Vegas de Primera, can be reached through a gate on the town's main square inscribed "Hoyo de Monterrey. Jose Gener. 1960."
"Hoyo" literally means "hole" and in this case describes the low-lying position of the plantation on the fertile banks of San Juan y Martinez river. Jose Gener, a Spaniard from Tarragona, first used the name of his vega on a brand of Habanos in 1865.
The flavour of Hoyo de Monterrey's blend makes it an attractive choice for those who seek a delicate yet aromatic Habano that is lighter to the taste but with great elegance and complexity.
Hoyo de Monterrey was the first brand to introduce a Petit Robusto in 2005, the 50 ring gauge size with a shorter length to suit those who like thicker formats, but do not always have the time to enjoy them.