Cigar Spotlight: Montesino Cigars

May 5, 2015

Would you like to have a handful of Fuente-crafted cigars in the price range of $2.50-$5 per stick? Montesino cigars offer that kind of value in most of the Vitolas. Let’s take a look at what Tabacalera Fuente y Cia turns out for a few bucks each.

Montesino is one of Fuente’s oldest brands. Carlos and his son Carlito Fuente began making the Montesino brand of cigars in the Dominican Republic in 1991. The tobacco blend has been the same for the whole run. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, right?

These cigars have plenty of admirers, cigar enthusiasts who enjoy having a daily, high-quality smoke that doesn’t blow the budget. This is by design. Montesino cigars add a low-cost option to the stable of Fuente smokes that include Don Carlos, Opus X, Hemingway, Anejo, and Casa Fuente brands among others.

Montesino Cigars Tobacco Blend and Flavor

The filler and binder of these cigars is tobacco cultivated in the Dominican Republic. Montesino sticks sport a rich US-grown Connecticut Broadleaf in natural and Maduro choices.

The flavor profile produced by this blend is bright and somewhat spicy with underlying notes of coffee bean, espresso, toasted nuts, and wood. The smoke is quite creamy. The body is mild to medium.

Montesino Maduro stogies are a medium-bodied cigar with a similar flavor profile as the Natural. Woody notes predominate, and the finish is smooth and long.

Montesino Cigars Ratings

Montesino cigar reviews give these stogies very good scores. Montesino cigar ratings average in the upper 80s with a high score from Cigar Aficionado of 91. These excellent ratings and the very affordable prices combine to show that Montesino cigars are one of the best values in the cigar industry.

You can’t lose with an 88-rated 6×52 Montesino Pyramid that costs $5 or 5×50 Robusto Maduro that will set you back $3.50 when you buy a box of them.

These cigars are ideal for daily rotation or passing out at parties and events.

Montesino Cigars at Cigars Direct

Our stock of these popular cigars is excellent. While our lineup may change slightly from time to time, here are the stogies available at this writing.


  • 5.5×42 Diplomatico
  • 5.5×42 Diplomatico Maduro
  • 7×43 Fuente No. 1
  • 7 x 43 Fuente No. 1 Maduro
  • 6.2×44 Fuente No. 2
  • 6.2×44 Fuente No. 2 Maduro
  • 7×46 Napolean Grande
  • 7×46 Napolean Grande Maduro
  • 6.7×48 Gran Corona
  • 6.7×48 Gran Corona Maduro
  • 6×49 Belicoso No. 2
  • 5×50 Robusto
  • 5×50 Robusto Maduro
  • 6×50 Toro
  • 6×50 Toro Maduro
  • 6×52 Pyramids

We stock five-cigar sample packs and 20-stick boxes in most options. Browse our current selection for your favorite sizes.

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