Monumento7-1/4” x 49
Made: Nicaragua Wrapper: Nicaragua
Binder: Nicaragua Filler: Nicaragua
San Cristobal is a brand of the Ashton cigar family. Ashton makes well-conceived, elegant looking, and masterfully smoking cigars that never disappoint. The San Cristobal Monumento is Churchill in size, but more correctly a Double Corona. This Nicaraguan puro is an imposing and enticing cigar. The dark richness of the wrapper hints at the flavors within. The wrapper is somewhat oily, feels enticingly grainy to your fingertips, and smells like old barn wood. The Nicaraguan filler leaves smell of bright tobacco, deep earth, and some pepper.
The initial aroma is bold notes of cedar and bright white pepper. The flavors open quite full and exciting with dashes of spices, like cinnamon, wrapped in a sultry sweetness and having a charry, hickory note underlying it all for solid structure.
And now, that macaw. Extoling a cigar band is something we only allow ourselves to indulge in when a cigar demonstrates it is deserving of such finery. The San Cristobal has one of the most beautiful bands in the business, and for good reason because this cigar is worthy of any amount of awards and ornamentation. A monument to Nicaraguan tobacco!