Montecristo Open Eagle BOX OF 20 AB

Price $747.62


The most famous of the many famous Cuban cigar brands started only in 1935 as a new brand from Menendez, Garcia y Cia., then the owners of the H. Upmann brand. The name is reported to have been inspired by Alexandre Dumas' 1844 novel Le Comte de Monte Cristo. The strength is medium; in fact, it has become the standard by which all other Cuban cigars are now judged.


Montecristo is the best known and probably the most appreciated brand of Habanos throughout the world. It forms the benchmark for many Habanos smokers against which other brands are judged.

Today the range, which was originally composed of a narrow assortment strictly numbered from 1 to 5, covers every level of the cigar enthusiasts’ needs from the majestic Montecristo A to the tiny Joyita.

In 2009, for the first time, born in Montecristo a new line: MONTECRISTO OPEN which incorporates 4 new vitolas on the brand: Eagle (54 x 150 mm), Regata (46 x 135mm), Master (50 x 124 mm) and Junior (38 x 110mm), designed to satisfy all Montecristo lovers as well as to welcome the new generations who enjoy the pleasures of living “alfresco”.

Montecristo’s perfectly balanced blend is created exclusively with selected leaves from the Vuelta Abajo region, home of the finest tobaccos in the world. Its distinctive medium to full flavour and distinguished aroma appeal equally to both new and experienced smokers.


Cuban Cigar Review  

Montecristo Open Eagle
5 7/8 x 54 robusto extra

reviewed by Cameron M.

Montecristo Open Eagle - One of the newest offerings from Montecristo.

I paired this with a Belvedere vodka martini (2 olives). This cigar presented itself with a silky smooth wrapper the colouring was a 2/6.

When smoking the cigar it had the typical Monte favors but just a touch milder.


I found this cigar to be light to medium in strength, it had a razor sharp burn and was very enjoyable.


When I first lit this vitola there were hints of light nutmeg with notes of dry cedar and faint of hints of leather.

My overall rating for this cigar is 94/100.


CA Magazines most recent rating was a 89/100 Aug 2010


CM 2012