It has been a long time since the last tasting of the titans. These days I hardly find time to blog, let alone to smoke a cigar. So I was really looking forward to this evening!
This time we were surprised with two festival release cigars that one of the titans brought back from this years Habanos festival in Cuba. The Montecristo Aniversario 80 was smoked that night. So read on to find out if this pre-release stick is a good indication to go out and look for the Montecristo Aniversario 80 once the hit the stores in 10 count boxes.
There were only three Monte cigars even though we were four that night. So you’ll only find three tasting sheets right below. As we started smoking the sweetness immediately caught my attention. And all of us found the cigar to be on the mild side. Personally I was very happy about that since I am not “in the training” currently and a strong cigar could leave its mark. 🙂
There were nice hints of spices and wood. The cigar never really became strong through out the whole smoking time of about an hour and a half.
And after a while I felt it was not very typical or not to well comparable with the Monte No.1s to No.5s. If not it was a little more along the new school flavor profile that for me really started with the Petit Edmundo.
Luckily this night it seemed that for once I did not get the dog rocket as I was very pleased with my cigar. But other fellow titans were not so lucky. About half in the smoke the wrapper leaf said good bye but the cigar could still be smoked. Not – of course – without us mocking the fellow smoker.
I really feel that this cigar is a good pick for an anniversary release. It is standing on its own feet. And it can be certainly smoked by a novice or a not so seasoned smoker as I currently am. 🙂
The evening of the tasting was great fun and once again I would like to thank the titans for the spectacular cigars, the nice company and their time and of course many thanks to the Portmann’s for their hospitality. There is no better place to smoke in Switzerland than the Griffins Business Lounge in Kreuzlingen!
And by now you are surely wondering what the second festival release cigar was that can be seen in the first picture above. Well, I am not going to tell here (you might read it somewhere else 🙂 ). But I am planing to smoke it on a quiet evening and publish a tasting here.