The long and eagerly awaited Montecristo Dantès has finally been released and are available for sale, albeit a few months late. The Dantès is a 2016 Limited Edition and are presented in SBN boxes containing 10 cigars, each dressed with the Edition Limitada second band. The cigar is a Hermoso No.1 (6⅝” (167 mm) x 48 ring gauge) and the Dantès will be the first cigar of this vitolato be represented in the iconic Montecristo marque.
The Dantès was named after Edmundo Dantès, the lead character of Alexandre Dumas 1844 novel The Count of Monte Cristo which proved to be the inspiration for the name of the brand back in the 1930’s when the novel was read to and enjoyed by the torcedors of the day as they hand crafted their masterpieces, a practice still in vogue today.
Limited Edition cigars use specially selected tobacco leaves grown in the Vuelta Abajo zone which are all then aged for a minimum of two years.