Country of Manufacture: Dominican Republic
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Sumatra
Binder: Dominican
Filler: Nicaraguan and Dominican Pilotico
Montecristo Pilotico Pepe Mendez

Montecristo Pilotico™ Pepe Mendez by
Jose Mendez & Co.


Nearly half a century ago, Jose “Pepe” Mendez discovered “El Cibao,” a region in the Dominican Republic known for its rocky terrain and loamy soil, providing just the right drainage and high concentration of nutrients to grow the perfect tobacco. It was there he planted his prized Pilotico seeds.

In tribute, Pepe’s grandson, Siegfried Mendez, Tobacco Director at Jose Mendez & Co., replanted his grandfather’s Pilotico in the Navarette region of the Dominican Republic, where the Mendez family has been growing in since the early 1960s. The result: The Montecristo Pilotico™ Pepe Mendez.

Dominican Pilotico’s complex and robust smoke features an Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper, Dominican binder, and both Nicaraguan and Dominican Pilotico filler, which give it a nutty, leathery, and sweet-tasting profile, with a robust aroma and a slow burn that underlines the little things worth nurturing.

Cigar Body Chart
Available Sizes
Robusto: 50 x 5”     No. 2: 50 x 6”
Toro: 52 x 6 ¼”


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