Origin : Dominican Republic
Format : Piramide
Size : 6 1/8 x 52
Wrapper : Ecuador
Filler : Dominican Republic
Binder : Dominican Republic
Price : ~$20 each
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The first thing that came to mind was elegance. The label has a sophisticated look that makes this cigar seem like a gentleman’s cigar. Along with its classy look, the wrapper is smooth and the construction is very strong.
The wrapper also gives off a scent of soft fruit and rich tobacco. The foot smells pretty much the same, but with a little more aroma. I cut the cap to check the pre-draw and the draw was good. It also left a gentle pepper and plumy flavor on my palate. At this point, everything is good, the construction and quality of the cigar is definitely there. So let's find out what kind of flavors this Davidoff has to offer.
The Davidoff stars with a buttery raisin, sweet floral and earthy undertone. It’s very smooth and the smoke is very light, but leaves plenty of flavors on your palate. As I kept smoking, that buttery sweetness fades away slowly and by the time I reached the second third of the cigar, it became very rich in nuttiness. The way this cigar blends from the first to the second third is extremely enjoyable and works very well. By the time you reach the end, the cigar doesn’t change in flavor. It remains nutty with a soft earthy undertone and best of all, its remains very smooth. I have to mention one thing that makes me extremely happy. There is absolutely no pepper and no spice in this cigar! YAY!
As fantastic as the flavors in the Davidoff are, I do have one problem, the ash. The ash is extremely flaky, messy and it goes all over the place. Honestly, it's very annoying. If this cigar didn’t taste so good, I probably would’ve put it down because of the ash. The draw and burn was perfect, so I really didn’t understand the problem with the ash.
Besides the very annoying ash, this cigar is one of the best medium bodied cigars I have smoked. The balance and different flavors are very enjoyable, the taste is great and except for that tiny little problem the quality is very good. Yes, I would definitely smoke this cigar again. Its perfect for a afternoon of relaxing and I recommend this cigar to anyone.
Final Note: This was my first Davidoff and it was a great one. The ash is one thing, but there’s something missing from this cigar to put it in that “wow” list. Which is what I look for in a cigar to give a perfect grading. Because of that, I have to hold back from the A and give it a slightly lower grade. It’s still a great smoke and you have to give it a try.
Final Grade: B+
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