The Hoyo de Monterrey Palmas Extra is one of the few Cuban cigars with a 40 ring gauge, its vitola de galera is called Cremas. Before 2002 it was a machine-made product. It has been on the market since the pre-revolution era and it comes in twenty-five count boxes.
The cigar is rolled in a bright Colorado wrapper, marbled with darker tones. It is quite smooth to the touch, although the veins are quite evident. The filling and the draw are good. Overall good construction.
- Country of Origin: Cuba
- Size: 40 x 140 mm (5.50″)
- Wrapper: Cuba
- Binder: Cuba
- Filler: Cuba
- Price: $ – | € 5
Hoyo de Monterrey Palmas Extra: the cold draw reveals well-defined aromas of wood and dry vegetal note, enriched by spicy nuances.
In conclusion, the Hoyo de Monterrey Palmas Extra is a convincing smoke, even if the evolution is not extensive. The balance between flavors and strength is congruous. However, the astringency of the central section and the bitterness of the last minutes change the pace in an appreciable way.