Origin : Dominican Republic
Format : Robusto
Size : 4 7/8 x 50
Ring : 50
Wrapper : USA/Connecticut Shade
Filler : Dominican Republic
Binder : Dominican Republic
Price : ~$300 for a box of 20
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This is a tubo version although it is not visible on the picture. I usually like Davidoffs even though they might be considered overpriced. On the milder side, they tend to provide a pleasant flavor and boast a reliable construction. This is what I was expecting from this tubed Special R.
It has a typical Davidoff appearance with a bright connecticut wrapper. The wrapper has a few imperfections, one is visible on the picture.
The cigar is fairly constructed with the draw being very loose. The smoke is thick and abundant. The ash is simply perfect, as with most Davidoffs.
I liked this one less than other Davidoffs I had a chance of trying. Simply put, I can reproach it a lack of complexity as the flavor remained rather bland throughout the smoke. As I expected, it was very mild, with an array of woody flavors. Nutty or buttery flavors would be a nice addition but unfortunately there were none to be found.
This is a $10+ smoke and to me the price is hardly justified.
Overall Rating :
I think Davidoffs make good gifts for amateurs because the tubos are very presentable and most of the time the construction is top notch. Some of them are more flavorful than others though and it's probably wiser to choose another vitola, like the 2000 or Grand Cru series - the Special R being too single-dimensional for me.