Montecristo is the first thing to come up to someones mind when it comes to Cuban cigars. The naming of the brand comes from the novel â€œLe Comte de Monte Cristoâ€ or â€œThe Count of Montecristoâ€ that was published in 1844 by Alexandre Dumas. The brand only created hand made Habanos that speak for the excellence of the manufacturer. Although many people might think that Montecristo is one of the oldest Cubans brands, these cigars are actually produced beginning with 1935, being quite recent. However, the short time didnt matter as Montecristo surely became one of the most respected brands and one with many sold products for sure. What matters when it comes to the reason why Montecristo cigars are so loved is not only the quality tobacco and leaves used in manufacturing the cigars but also the delightful blends each cigar comprises. The cigars are mostly of medium strength and all include one of the most exciting pepper flavors. Robustos, Marevas or Coronas are some of the most distinctive of Montecristo cigars but you can find many other vitolas created by this brand. Smokers that go for Montecristo go for the richness of the tastes and that of the smoke, no matter if they prefer shorter or longer, stronger or lighter cigars, as all vitolas include the distinctive mark of the brand. Nowadays, Montecristo is a real standard for other Cuban cigars brands, as they are compared to this brand for their quality and value to be evaluated.