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I'm a huge Montecristo fan. My favorite cc marca by far, so I've smoked many No.1's and in my opinion, any of those dates will be the same, and all were excellent years.

I doubt that you would be disappointed with any of them, I certainly haven't been, with any Montecristos vitola.

Recent production are excellent

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I'm a huge Montecristo fan. My favorite cc marca by far, so I've smoked many No.1's and in my opinion, any of those dates will be the same, and all were excellent years.

I doubt that you would be disappointed with any of them, I certainly haven't been, with any Montecristos vitola.

Recent production are excellent

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If I acquire a '20 or '21 would I have to let them sit ? If so, how long ?
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I never let anything intentionally sit over 30 days from arrival just to acclimate to my preferred rh.

Any amount beyond that is just because I haven't decided to smoke it yet.

I'm kinda the odd man out on this though.

Most responses you will likely get will say a certain amount of time, and you will get lots of people saying lots of different times.

I have smoked cigars immediately and after a year, and have never noticed any difference personally, so I don't sweat it at all.

I smoke something whenever I feel like it, regardless of how long I've had it

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You'll enjoy the No.1 if you like Montecristos.

Definitely a great smoke.

I prefer the No.2 the most, and the No.3 or No.4's for a quick Montecristo fix when its cold like today at 12 degrees currently...

Will most certainly be smoking smaller cigars today

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you can smoke a cigar any time you like, but there are a few points I want to offer.
Any cigar (CC) will need a year from rolling to settle and find itself.
If you want to enjoy the full potential of a cigar, it will need some years to mature.

Some marcas are blended to a short maturation (ST LUIS REY, San Cristobal ) and others need longer. (Bolivar, Montecristo }

Some people are incapable of discerning the difference between a young cigar and an aged one, based on little experience or a poor palate.

I have not tried any of my most recent Monte 1 cigars, the box of 2014 I have open is doing nicely.

My box of 2018 is still very sharp and will benefit from a few more years.
 
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you can smoke a cigar any time you like, but there are a few points I want to offer.
Any cigar (CC) will need a year from rolling to settle and find itself.
If you want to enjoy the full potential of a cigar, it will need some years to mature.

Some marcas are blended to a short maturation (ST LUIS REY, San Cristobal ) and others need longer. (Bolivar, Montecristo }

Some people are incapable of discerning the difference between a young cigar and an aged one, based on little experience or a poor palate.

I have not tried any of my most recent Monte 1 cigars, the box of 2014 I have open is doing nicely.

My box of 2018 is still very sharp and will benefit from a few more years.
Certainly valid points, and is the generally accepted rule of thumb.

For me, I can't detect any difference between fresh and around 5 years aged cc's.

Beyond 5 years I typically begin detecting a unique aged and musty taste, which tends to become stronger the more they age, and I typically don't find aged cc's to be better than fresh ones, just different. Of course, there have been some exceptions.

There have been some exceptions of course, but that's my general experience with about 75% of the aged cc's I have had, and I have had enough that I feel I have a pretty good feel for them.

Everyone's experience with any cigar is just so different and unique to them, that I find it hard to say that something is always the case.

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" For me, I can't detect any difference between fresh and around 5 years aged cc's. "

unfortunate...

" Beyond 5 years I typically begin detecting a unique aged and musty taste,"

I have never found a musty taste from properly kept cigars. (CCs)

Some NC cigars are blended with a bit of musty tobacco to achieve a profile, (San Vincente ? ) but not CCs.


back in the 80s, CCs had a pronounced barnyard smell, and a low earthy note from the primitive fertilizer available, but they aged beautifully into compelling and delicious cigars.

In 2003, the old tobacco strain was replaced with a " better " variety, that produced more leaf and was less susceptible to mold and poor weather.

I long for the old days..........
 
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6 - 8 months from box date to get rid of bitterness. Beyond that it's up to you to decide. I usually age to 1 year to let any overwhelming spice to die down so the other flavors can stand out.

I'd you're not a daily smoker, I am sure aging will have more benefits in terms of flavor.

I smoke 1-2 cigars a day so I don't age anything past 2 years. Flavors begin to get weaker and undiscernable to me at that point.
 
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" For me, I can't detect any difference between fresh and around 5 years aged cc's. "

unfortunate...

" Beyond 5 years I typically begin detecting a unique aged and musty taste,"

I have never found a musty taste from properly kept cigars. (CCs)

Some NC cigars are blended with a bit of musty tobacco to achieve a profile, (San Vincente ? ) but not CCs.


back in the 80s, CCs had a pronounced barnyard smell, and a low earthy note from the primitive fertilizer available, but they aged beautifully into compelling and delicious cigars.

In 2003, the old tobacco strain was replaced with a " better " variety, that produced more leaf and was less susceptible to mold and poor weather.

I long for the old days..........
Most people may say it's just the feeling of reminisce, but what you're saying is true.

Unfortunately due to massive population increase, all agriculture commodities took a huge dive in terms of flavor/potency in order to improve cosmetic qualities and shelf life.
 
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6 - 8 months from box date to get rid of bitterness. Beyond that it's up to you to decide. I usually age to 1 year to let any overwhelming spice to die down so the other flavors can stand out.

I'd you're not a daily smoker, I am sure aging will have more benefits in terms of flavor.

I smoke 1-2 cigars a day so I don't age anything past 2 years. Flavors begin to get weaker and undiscernable to me at that point.
Pretty much the same as me, although I break the 6 to 8 month rule frequently and have never noticed any difference personally, but everyone's palate is so different, it's hard to have any hard and fast rules for anyone but yourself.

I smoke 2 to 3 a day depending on mood and temperature.

I don't personally age anything at all. All the aged smokes I have had were generously gifted to me.

I agree about the taste after 2 years, except its more like over 5 years for me.

There are certainly exceptions though.
Any cc's I get usually have a box date of 1 or two years before I bought them, so they are already aged a little when I get them.

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I agree about the taste after 2 years, except its more like over 5 years for me.
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I don't age anything past 2 years. Flavors begin to get weaker and undiscernable to me at that point.
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I'm on board with you guys which is why I am always in awe at the super inflated prices of "vintage/aged" cigars. Some sticks blossom to an elegant mellowness while others blossom into complete duds. It is a crap shoot.
 
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