Montecristo Epic Craft Cured Toro Cigars
The Montecristo Epic Craft Cured Toro is an addition to the Montecristo Epic portfolio. This exquisite cigar is produced in small batches but the famed Plasencia family using all-Nicaraguan tobaccos. The Montecristo Epic Craft Cured blend features a Nicaraguan Vintage 2006 Rosado Escuro wrapper, in addition to the aged wrapper, Craft Cured is blended with a Nicaraguan binder grown on the island of Ometepe and filler from Estelí, Jalapa and Condega. According to Altadis, the tobaccos used in the Montecristo Epic Craft Cured underwent a somewhat unconventional fermentation process. Typically, premium cigar tobacco is fermented in large pilónes, or dense piles of tobacco with boards, cardboard or old tobacco stems beneath. The pilónes are usually made up of a single tobacco varietal and can weigh 3,500 or even 4,000 pounds. For Craft Cured, the tobaccos were fermented together in smaller pilones, which Altadis says allows for a more flavorful and refined cigar.