On the prelight draw, the super-premium Monte by Montecristo gives off some very nice cedar-tobacco notes that come from perfect aging. Generously packed, the smoke feels solid in the hand, and the oily Ecuador Habano wrapper is a real beauty to look at. Right from the start, Monte displayed tons of complexity and delivered fragrant notes of chocolate, graham cracker, cedar, and wood. At the halfway point, some spiciness joined the fray, and the cigar displayed a very smooth and creamy finish while retaining its medium-to-full-bodied character. In my humble opinion, Monte may just be one of the best-tasting Montecristo cigars to date.