The release of Monte by Montecristo AJ Fernandez brings a new dynamic element to the collaboration between AJ Fernandez and Altadis U.S.A.

The Monte by Montecristo line was launched in 2013 to add new dimension to the traditional Montecristo portfolio—a stronger cigar at an affordable price point. Today, we’re building on its success with consumers by partnering with AJ Fernandez to deliver the new Monte by Montecristo AJ Fernandez, crafted to appeal to the adult consumer demographic with a taste for stronger, bolder smoking experiences.Altadis U.S.A.

The new Monte by Montecristo AJ Fernandez is a robust, medium to full-bodied cigar. Cloaked in a Dark Ecuadorian Habano wrapper and bound with a Corojo ‘98 binder, it delivers a stout, chocolatey aroma. A Criollo ‘98 and Piloto Cubano Dominican filler yield a nutty and caramel sweetness. For those who like bold flavor, this smoke will not disappoint.

AJ Fernandez has produced some of the most exciting blends of the past decade by combining old world technique with his own unique style at his factory in Estelí, Nicaragua. AJ Fernandez’s reputation for making strong, exquisitely crafted cigars is exceeded with the new Monte by Montecristo AJ Fernandez.



The Montecristo legacy was born in 1935 when Alonso Menéndez, owner of the Particulares Factory in Cuba, was inspired by the torcedores’ book of choice at the time, The Count of Montecristo. Since then the Montecristo brand has grown into one of the world’s most regarded brands among adult cigar smokers. Today the legacy lives on with the new Monte by Montecristo AJ Fernandez—a bold choice that’s refreshingly accessible.

Monte by Montecristo AJ Fernandez Breakdown

  • Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano
  • Binder: Corojo ‘98
  • Filler: Criollo ‘98 | Piloto Cubano (Dominican)
  • Factory: Tabacalera Fernandez (Nicaragua)
  • Production: Regular Production
  • Packaging: 20-ct boxes
  • Vitolas: 4
  • Price: $10.50 – $11.25 (MSRP)
  • Release: July, 2017
  • Corona: 5″ x 44 | $10.50
  • Robusto: 4½” x 54 | $10.80
  • Toro: 6″ x 55 | $11.00
  • Belicoso: 6⅛” x 54 | $11.25