Monday, February 20, 2006

JR Limitada Edicion Alternative - Montecristo Edmundo
Size: 5.25 x 54
Wrapper: Maduro
Filler: Nicaraguan

This is a serious medium-to-full bodied smoke, with just enough bite and zest to keep it interesting. The website describes them as "wrapped in a deep Colorado maduro wrapper and spiced up with potent ligero fillers from the Jamastran Valley". I'm not sure what all that means, but JR Cigars sells out of these bundles almost as fast as they arrive, and it's easy to see why. I've noticed a few minor problems with burn (a tendency to canoe, an occasional relight needed), and I gave one to Anthony which might have been plugged because he had a hard time keeping his lit.

But this blend has hit upon a magic formula for strength and flavor without bitterness. For now, this has topped the JR Cuban Alt-Monte #2 as my go-to "affordable" smoke.

No comments: