Gilbert de Montsalvat

Gilbert de Montsalvat

Cigars Gilbert de Montsalvat, the Raymond Bernasconi's cigars from the famous Royal Cigar Company

 

Gilbert de Montsalvat was born in 1920 in Burgundy. In 1932, he left Burgundy and went to Paris. In 1937, G.de Montsalvat left France for London, shortly before the war broke out. He got acquainted with Freud, and both soon became friends. He studied history and English literature in London. He started working for the French state in England. He moved back to France to work in the family business for a few years. He left France for Cuba in 1955, and started extensive tobacco related studies there and was dubbed Minister of Tobacco. He returned to Europe for a few years and settled in Geneva, that was to be the place where he stayed between travels to America. During one of his stays in Cuba, he established the great cigar encyclopedia, and thus got acquainted with the Che et someone by the name Fidel Castro. He left Cuba for the Connecticut, in the USA. There, he learn and developed the art of the reputed Connecticut Shade, the wrapper from the "Connecticut Shade River Valley", in which tobacco grows under cloth shelters. From 1965 to 1974, Montsalvat "Kunst des Rauchens" traveled over Asia and South America. He developed his understanding of tobacco and its growing, and started writing his book on the art of smoking. After a short stay in Paris, he returned to Geneva in 1987 and had a magnificent villa built there. The villa was equipped with a huge humidor containing one of the most beautiful cigar collections. In 1987, he was awarded the Cuban solidarity price for his contribution to social development. He fell seriously ill in 1988 and moved to St Galle (Switzerland) where he resides incognito today and writes his memoirs. Gilbert de Montsalvat cigars We owe Gilbert de Montsalvat cigars to two key characters in the world of cigars, Mister Thomas Brunnschweiler and Mister Raymond Bernasconi of the famous Royal Cigar Company.

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  • Gilbert de Montsalvat Revolution Style Perla

    A small cigar concentrating the power and subtlety of Gilbert de Montsalvat's Révolution range. It is well presented, and perfect companion for an afternoon or aperitif.

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    Gilbert de Montsalvat Revolution Style Perla

    Box of 20 cigars

    CHF 81.00
  • Gilbert de Montsalvat Révolution Style Robusto

    A revolution for this module in the range, which is very well rolled. Despite a dense filler, the draw remains comfortable. The woody flavours are quite strong. A great success in terms of its price.

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    Gilbert de Montsalvat Revolution Style Robusto

    Box of 10 cigars

    CHF 59.00
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  • Gilbert de Montsalvat Revolution Style Belicolissimo

    The Belicolissimo is not to be taken lightly, it lasts for 90 minutes. The smoke is rather strong, evolving in a rather woody and peppered aromatic range. We would have liked a little more refinement of the very satisfying end.

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    Gilbert de Montsalvat Revolution Style Belicolissimo

    Box of 10 cigars

    CHF 67.00
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  • Gilbert de Montsalvat Revolution Style Gordo

    The Belicolissimo is not to be taken lightly, it lasts for 90 minutes. The smoke is rather strong, evolving in a rather woody and peppered aromatic range. We would have liked a little more refinement of the very satisfying end.

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    Gilbert de Montsalvat Revolution Style Belicolissimo

    Box of 10 cigars

    CHF 76.00
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  • Gilbert de Montsalvat Revolution Style Gordito

    The Gordito is a little shorter than the Gordo; it is imposing in the hand with a diameter of 2.38cm. The flame should smoothly caress the end of this cigar to ensure it burns perfectly. The substantial draw provides abundant smoke. With regards to cigar strength, it is a little gentler on the taste buds than the smaller modules in the range, and the...

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    Gilbert de Montsalvat Revolution Style Gordito

    Box of 10 cigars

    CHF 67.00
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  • Gilbert de Montsalvat Dominican Style

    Gilbert de Montsalvat's latest release is in the purest Dominican style, with a Connecticut wrapper, a binder and a Dominican filler. Lighting is perfect. An ample and sweet smoke delicately fills the mouth. The mild and sweet aromas mingle in subtle harmony. A great success for the amateur looking for a mild cigar, with plenty of roundness.

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    Gilbert de Montsalvat Dominican Style

    Box of 10 cigars

    CHF 92.00
  • Gilbert de Montsalvat Cuban Style

    A perfectly rolled Sublimes, in a maduro wrapper. The wrapper is made of Habano 2000 leaves from Ecuador, a tobacco plant developed in Cuba for its harsh and peppery flavors. Dominican binder and Nicaraguan filler. The strength and character of this vitola are obvious from the first puffs. The draw is easy, and the subtlety and complexity of the powerful...

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    Gilbert de Montsalvat Cuban Style

    Box of 10 cigars

    CHF 92.00
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