Montecristo Pilotico Pepe Mendez combines two elements you may not be familiar with, but we're sure you'll enjoy the result.
Pepe Mendez may not be a household name, but this Cuban expatriate has had a huge impact on the premium cigar scene. He has used his extensive knowledge to help with the fermentation, grading, curing and aging processes used by Altadis in the Dominican Republic to produce better quality leaf with greater consistency.
The Pilotico strain isn't one of the more common types of cigar tobacco, but there are two kinds used in this singular cigar - one from the Dominican Republic and one from Nicaragua. These long-fillers are held in place by a Dominican binder ansd swathed in a milk chocolate-colored Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper. The profile is highlighted by a leathery character with a brown sugar sweetness and hints of nuts. Montecristo Pilotico Pepe Mendez isn't inexpensive, but unique and superlative items rarely are.