Cigar Review – Davidoff Primero Maduro Nicaragua

DavidoffOrigin : Dominican Republic
Format : Petit Panatela
Size : 4’3″ x 38
Wrapper : Nicaragua
Filler : Nicaragua
Binder : Nicaragua
Hand-Made
Price : ~$7 each

Draw : Rating: ★★★★★☆
Burn : Rating: ★★★★½☆
Flavour : Rating: ★★★☆☆☆
Aroma : Rating: ★★★☆☆☆
Strength : Rating: ★★★★½☆

Tasting

I have been enjoying the Davidoff Nicaragua boxed pressed and had this little panatela in the humidor for a while.
I never really expect much for such a little cigar. I personally like the Hoyo de Monterrey du Maire or the Cohiba Panatela.

This Davidoff Primero is surprisingly powerful. Developing rich a thick smoke from the beginning. The draw is perfect, therefore the cigar burns very quickly and tends to overheat.
This panatela is medium to strong. The acidity is high and allow the beautiful sweetness and chocolate taste to last long on the palate. The structure builds up straight from the beginning until the end. The finish is complex and very enjoyable for such a small cigar. The chocolaty flavours are long lasting.
Not much development to the cigar as it is blended to develop the previously stated flavour profile during the 15 minutes of smoking time.
I believe it is a great post lunch short cigar or pre dinner for people enjoying strong cigars.