Brand: Hoyo de Monterrey Country: Dominican Republic
Size: Marco – 6 1/4 x 49 Wrapper: Sumatra
Price: $7.29 (Buy)
The Label Factor:
I want to be the guy responsible for naming cigars. That seems like a fun job. I would name my cigars after dinosaurs. The Cigar Nubs Velociraptor would be my crown jewel. Anyway, in this case, the “Reposado en Cedros” is actually Spanish for “wrapped in many badass labels.” Well, it could be. This cigar looks like a work of art festooned with a variety of classy looking pizazz. Can the underlying cigar live up to the flashy labels? Well, it depends. Do you like being hit in the face with cedar?
What We Liked:
This cigar was a new experience for me. This is the first smoke where I have ever really picked up any any strong woody flavors. There is no mistaking the cedar taste to the Reposado en Cedros. That is no accident either, the name actually means “rested in cedar.” It’s really amazing how much of that cedar flavor comes through. Hoyo de Monterrey should make a Reposado en Oreos or maybe a Reposado en Resse’s Peanut Butter Cups. I’m getting off topic here. All in all, I liked the cedar flavor. It was definitely center stage but found support from a cast of nuttiness and a slight caramel nuance.
What We Didn’t Like:
The cedar was interesting, but after smoking the ReC (that’s what I call it now) for about a half hour I had had enough of the woody taste. Any of the nuttiness or faint sweetness disappeared about a quarter of the way into the smoke and was never heard from again. In the end, I thought it was too much. I prefer more complex smokes and this guy was really just one dimensional.
Should You Buy/Try It:
Yes, you should try one. Don’t go buying a whole box unless you’re secretly a woodchuck. The woodiness is interesting to try and worth experiencing, but I doubt you’ll want to come back to this cigar very often. Of course, taste is very subjective so it’s possible there are people out there who just love wood. More power to you woodies. You found your cigar. For the rest of us, there are more well-rounded smokes out there.
Interested in trying the Reposado En Cedros? You can purchase it here.