Hoyo de Monterrey is a legendary Cuban marquee, however since the early 70s this brand has been forged in Honduras by Villazons master maker Estelo Padron. Beginning with tobacco seeds smuggled out of Cuba in a diplomatic pouch this was the first true Habana style cigar made outside of Cuba. For three plus decades this full flavored earthy smoke has been the cigar of choice for those who crave old world style Habanas.
Unfortunately, Romeo y Julieta was one of the landmark brands that suffered hard during the recent cigar boom due to overproduction of scarce tobacco. Gratefully, the last two years have allowed Altadis to return this blend back to its roots. It has returned to being an excellent medium bodied blend with warm flavors of coffee and oak along with an entrancing, aromatic feel. If you have not smoked this cigar recently, pick some up soon. You will be thankful for the experience.