Cuban Small Robustos Selection
1 x Hoyo de Monterrey Petit Robusto (4″ x 50 ring gauge)
1 x Quai d’Orsay No.50 (4 3/8” x 50 ring gauge)
1 x Montecristo Petit Edmundo (4 1/3″ x 52 ring gauge)
Quai d’Orsay No.50 (Light flavour)
This brand owes its origin to the refined taste of the French market. Created in the 1970’s, the name is taken from a well-known street in Paris beside the River Seine.
2017 saw a brand revamp, including two new sizes, and in 2019 it released its first Limited Edition. All indications that this is a brand on the rise.
Quai d’Orsay sizes are made with a distinctive light tasting blend of filler and binder leaves from the Vuelta Abajo zone of Pinar del Rio and its wrappers are mainly distinguished by their Claro (light brown) and Colorado Claro (mid brown) colours
No.50 This 2017 release from Quai d’Orsay offers smokers a lighter alternative in a popular size and comes dressed in new a band that has now become standard across the range. Girth reflects the modern trend towards heavy gauges
Hoyo de Monterrey Petit Robusto (Light flavour)
The flavour of Hoyo de Monterrey’s blend makes it an attractive choice for those who seek a delicate, yet aromatic Habano that is lighter to the taste but with great elegance and complexity.
Perhaps Petit Robusto would have been better named Epicure No.3 as its presentation and style of taste are identical to the Epicure 1 & 2. Introduced in 2004, it was a timely anticipation of what smokers would face with incoming smoking bans.
Montecristo Petit Edmundo (Medium to Full flavour)
Montecristo is the best known and probably the most appreciated brand of Havanas throughout the world. It forms the benchmark for many Havana smokers against which other brands are judged.
Montecristo’s perfectly balanced Medium to Full blends are created exclusively with selected filler and binder leaves from the Vuelta Abajo zone, home of the finest tobaccos in the world.
Petit Edmundo is Edmundo’s little brother blessedly burst onto the scene just ahead of the UK smoking ban in 2007 so that devotees of heavy gauge, intense flavoured cigars had a shorter alternative.