Montecristo Pilotico Pepe Mendez Cigars
New from Altadis and their renowned Grupo de Maestros, which is a group of tobacco experts which create the ultimate cigars, from soil to smoke, no expensive spared. For 2016 Montecristo has unveiled a smoke for the history books with the new Montecristo Politico Pepe Mendez cigars.
The Montecristo brand was originally established in Cuba by Alonso Menendez and José Manuel Pepe Garcia. Following the Cuban revolution, Menendez and Garcia fled to the Dominican Republic, were the two would eventually re-establish the brand. While in the Dominican Republic, they met another Cuban refugee named Pepe Mendez with whom they started sourcing tobacco from.
When Mendez had fled Cuba, he took some seeds with him where they were set aside. Recently the Mendez family grew some tobacco in the Navarrese region of the Dominican Republic from those seeds. When Mendez settled in the Dominican Republic, he incorporated classic Cuban methods to process the tobacco. According to Altadis USA, the Pilotico tobacco is a collaboration between Altadis’ Grupo de Maestros team and Jose Mendez & Company, the family owned operation by the Pepe Mendez’s family.
The blend is comprised of a stunning golden-brown Ecuador Sumatra wrapper, with rare Politico tobaccos cultivated in the nutrient-packed soil of the Dominican Republic’s Cibao region, along with aged Nicaraguan tobaccos. The result is a masterfully blended cigar from industry legend Pepe Mendez, this cigar is a rich well-balanced medium body cigar that delivers notes of leather and nuts with a natural sweetness and smooth long finish. The cigars are available in three sizes and come packaged in beautiful trunk style boxes of 20 cigars.