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Platinum Series by Montecristo

High expectations with "Platinum" in the name

Photo and artwork by
Chris Allen
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The Hot Ticket
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The Breakdown
Wrapper
San Andres Cubano
Binder
Dominican
Filler
Domincian, Nicaraguan, Puruvian
Vitola (Size)
Corona
Price (USD)
7.50

It’s really hard to recommend this cigar even if deep down we want too. Out of the 3 samples tested, we continually ran into construction flaws, burn, and relight issues, almost making this cigar unsmokable. It's clear that there was almost no quality control when this cigar was being constructed. You could visibly see the sloppiness. That being said, the flavor was absolutely on point even with the difficulties we experienced. At an average price of 7.50 per stick, we still think it’s worth rolling the dice. We are going to give it another go soon, because the flavor was that great. We just hope next time around the flaws are minimal.

Our Score

83.0

4.98
Out of 6
Brand
Montecristo

In 1935, Alonso Menendez purchased the Particulares cigar factory in Cuba with hopes of creating a new premium cigar brand. During this time, it was common among torcedores (cigar rollers) to have the famous Alexandre Dumas novel "The Count of Monte Cristo" read by a lector on the cigar rolling floor. Inspired by this tradition, Menendez gave life to one of the most well know cigar brands today - Montecristo.

Author
The Hot Ticket
A raunchy comedy cigar podcast about two brothers on a quest to find the best cigars around the world.