Developed in 1935, there was initially only one format that bore this name, the "H. Upmann Montecristo Selection". The brand is said to have got its name because the Torcedores of the H. Upmann manufactory had a fondness for the famous novel "The Count of Monte Christo" by the French author Alexandre Dumas, which the Lektores (readers) brought to their ears during their work.
All of them have a typical juicy aroma - fruity sweet, with plenty of toasted tones like cocoa, coffee and vanilla, which are wonderfully balanced together. The secret of the balance is that a Montecristo tastes good to both the beginner and the connoisseur in every country, despite the different tobacco cultures. Nowadays the choice of formats leaves almost nothing to be desired. The perfectly balanced blends are made from exquisite leaves from the Vuelta Abajo region.
All Montecristo formats are today - as before - 'totalmente a mano, tripa larga' - completely handmade long fillers.