Friday, May 25, 2012

HOYO DE MONTERREY Edición Limitada 2011 - Short Hoyo Pirámides

Length: 13.5 cm
Ring Gauge: 46
Shape: Pirámides
Factory Name: Short Hoyo Pirámides - Forum

One of the first releases of the Habanos Edicion Limitada 2011 was the Hoyo de Monterrey Short Hoyo Pirámides. This elegant Pirámides stands firm with few visible veins on its dark wrapper. Its raw smell gives off a pleasant woody leathery composition with a slight hint of chocolate which is familiar to most aged tobacco leaves.

First burn gave a harsh woody note and a strong peppery taste that hits the back of the throat quickly. The draw is easy and light despite the firm roll of the cigar and the smoke is very smooth. As it mellows, you clearly sense the peppercorns and a slight leathery aftertaste.

Half way through the Short Hoyo Pirámides that peppery tastes fades away but is still kept in the background while a spiced woody notes starts bounces off our pallets. Here is where the meduim body cigar shows its characteristics, the mellowing out of flavors and the smooth draws gets the complex elements noted. The smoke turns to a creamer texture and the dark grayish ash is well held together.

The final part of this cigar marries all the flavors well, the leathery woody taste with a hint of pepper complemented with a smooth somewhat sweet smoke makes the Short Hoyo Pirámides a very enjoyable cigar indeed.

Nespresso pairing will have to be with a meduim intesity blend like the Capriccio (intensity 5) which has a light acidity with cereal notes to uplift the peppery and woody notes of the Short Hoyo Pirámides. Otherwise the Livanto (intensity 6) can balance the flavors its sweet and fruity profile.