Smoked 16 April 2010 on the way to and in Oxford for a night out with friends.
First up was a Por Larranaga Montecarlo (box code OPM AGO 09; in humidor since 8 May 2010) for the drive. The sizing may look a little effeminate but I think these are an absolute delight! Much better value than the Por Larranaga Petit Corona, as I’ve found those to be too inconsistent for my liking. The Montecarlo gives me the taste that I believe to be typical for the marca, with perhaps a more floral hint than the Petit Corona.
MUCH later on that
day evening, I shared (heresy, I know…) a Hoyo de Monterrey Petit Robusto (box code GEA OCT 08; in humidor since 23 September 2009) with one of my accomplices. Whether it was the insanely hot burrito I ate at around 7pm or the inordinate quantities of flat lager I had consumed, there was definitely something lacking in this cigar. I suspect smoking another very soon to check might be in order!