I should note that besides the Edmundo and Petit Edmundo vitolas paying respect to the main character in the story line of the book, Habanos S.A. has also released several limited edition cigars to Mexico bearing the same full name, Edmundo Dantes El Conde 109. That cigar was absolutely incredible, and having the pleasure of smoking that cigar was a privilege I was fortunate to have. Anyways, after the successful release of the Edmundo vitola in 2004, Habanos S.A. decided to release another similar vitola in 2007 called the Petit Edmundo. The cigar would keep the same ring gauge as its predecessor, but would be composed of a different blend, packaged in wooden box of 10, and be much shorter in length.
|Nice Triple Caps|
The first half opens wonderfully, and it is showing those great Montecristo flavors, with some strength added on. I have often found Petit Edmundos to be slightly stronger than the average Montes, but it is because of this that I really love the vitola. The cigar shows lots of pleasant wood notes, and there is some definite presence of leather, cream coffee and cocoa. There is a nice finish on the cigar of spices, and the spices are that of pepper and cinnamon. It is definitely stronger than your standard Monte, smoking around medium full in terms of strength, but it is also very flavorful. I am picking up some coconut shaving notes on the finish as well, and in terms of construction the cigar is perfect. I am getting a solid and even burn line, and there is a nice ash on the cigar of charcoal gray.
|Great Burn Line|
After smoking the cigar down to the nub, and the cigar remaining cool, it is hard not to think of how great this cigar is. I often discussed with people who smoke Habanos that they either love this cigar or don't care for it, but I have to agree with in the infamous Paul Segal and think that this is a great cigar. This is a cigar that I buy multiple boxes of because when I get on a Petit Edmundo kick, I get on a big kick. I should say that it is not like your everyday Montecristo, and because of that those who care for milder cigars like the No. 2 would probably not care for this cigar as much. I love the increase in strength in this cigar, and because of that I give it a 94. If you have the opportunity to purchase some of these while oversea I strongly suggest you do.