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Hoyo de Monterrey Excalibur Epicure Maduro Print E-mail


An extremely well constructed medium to full bodied cigar, Hoyo de Monterrey Excalibur is a superb example of Honduran craftsmanship. Lighter in color than a Cuban cigar as a result of its fine Connecticut Shade wrapper, this cedar-aged cigar is made with a rich Honduran blend that is very much in the Cuban tradition.


The HDM is wrapped in an elegant light brown Connecticut shade wrapper. It has a nice oily sheen and the wrapper contrasts beautifully with the darker tobaccos at the foot.  Also, well constructed like most HDM's, you will find a solid stick with an excellent draw.



Showing off its good bones, this cigar burns perfectly, leaves a white, tight ash and puts out a thick, creamy smoke.


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While most maduros have heavy, dark flavors, this is like coffee with cream - literally.  Flavors are coffee, caramel and chocolate, but with a lighter side . Spice fades in and out, throughout the smoke.


That's it pretty much - the draw remained excellent throughout, the cigar burned evenly, and the flavors were pretty consistent. Now that may sound boring, but it is anything but. This is not a roller coaster ride, but a relaxing drive on a country road with the top down. Just great!




xx by Cigar Aficionado



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Suggested Single Malt Pairing

Bunnahabhain 12 year old

The java finishing note of this wonderful dram is just the right mate for this cigar.  Click here to purchase.


Suggested Chocolate Pairing

Chuao Chocolatier's Mocha Bonbon

The rich coffee butter cream of this confection makes it the perfect companion on this flavor ride.  Click here to purchase.




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