Origin : Dominican Republic
Format : Magnifico
Size : 5.13 x 52
Wrapper : Dominican Republic
Filler : Dominican Republic
Binder : Dominican Republic
Price : ~$65 for a pack of 4
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Davidoff has released the Puro d’Oro of cigars in four sizes; these are Dominican puros featuring Davidoff’s exclusive Yamasa™ wrapper. I do not smoke too many Davidoff cigars, but I do enjoy their Millennium line; I decided to buy a four pack of the Puro d’Oro and give them a try. Today’s featured cigar is the Davidoff Puro d’Oro Magnifico (5.13 X 52).
The wrapper has a milk chocolate color and it is a little veiny. The cigar has a very large cap with a pigtail at the head of the cigar. It does have some sheen, and it does feel soft to the touch. The Yamasa™ wrapper has a nice oily appearance.
The cigar did not have any soft spots and, as it was mentioned before, it has a very large single cap (about 0.25 in). It features only a gold foot band with embossed lettering with its size (Magnifico) written on it. The characteristic “Davidoff” wasn’t written anywhere on the cigar. It had a very good draw during both the pre-light and the smoke. The ash seemed a bit flakey.
The wrapper had a nice barnyard aroma to it and the foot had hints of prunes and a very sweet smell. The pre-light draw was slightly spicy with hints of raisins.
After lighting the stick, I immediately got a burst of expresso beans and a sweet candy note (maybe butterscotch). Halfway through the cigar, cedar and leather notes became more dominant, and towards the end, the flavors were more cedary with a light spiciness on the lips.
This is not an inexpensive cigar (~16.00/stick). It would have to be a very special occasion for me to spend this much money on a cigar.
Overall Rating :
To me, this was a medium strength cigar and, maybe, I was expecting a lot more out of it than I got. It had good flavors but, for the price, I was expecting a burst of flavors which I did not get. The high price (and the dent in my cigar budget) was the item that hurt the cigar the most. I think I will stick (pardon the pun) with the Millennium line from Davidoff when I want to smoke a Davidoff and blow my budget again.