Introducing the Exciting and New Montecristo Pepe Mendez Pilotico Cigar!

Posted on November 1, 2016

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We are proud to introduce Montecristo Pepe Mendez Pilotico, a very special ultra- premium cigar that is unlike any other. These beautiful smokes honor the long partnership between the Mendez family, a clan of distinguished tobacco farmers in the Dominican Republic for three generations, and Altadis U.S.A.’s famous Grupo de Maestros— an elite group of cigar makers and blenders with many decades of experience rolling the world’s best handmade cigars.

The history of this blend actually dates back to the early 1960s when Pepe Mendez brought tobacco seeds in his suitcase when he left Cuba and established himself in Dominican Republic’s fertile Cibao Valley. Those seeds have now given birth to the rare “Pilotico” tobacco that is at the core of this fabulous smoke. This rare leaf provides rich, bold, and luxurious flavors that are only available in this cigar. Completing this extraordinary recipe is a binder from the Dominican Republic, additional aged long fillers from Nicaragua, and a stunning oily-brown Ecuador Sumatra wrapper that is silky to the touch.
A remarkably rich and well-balanced medium body smoke, Montecristo Pepe Mendez Pilotico fills the palate with distinctively nutty, leathery, and sweet tasting flavors, all complimented with a rich honey-like aroma.

Inside a beautiful, handcrafted suitcase- style box, there are 20 luxury smokes currently available in three popular 50 to 52–ring gauge sizes.
Bringing new life to this rare vintage seed and offering a very memorable smoke, Montecristo Pepe Mendez Pilotico is poised to become a modern classic. Join us a at one of our beautifully appointed Casa de Montecristo lounges very soon and experience the Dominican masterpiece, hailed as one of Altadis USA’s finest!