Davidoff Special R Tubo

Davidoff Special R Tubo

DavidoffOrigin : Dominican Republic
Format : Robusto
Size : 4 7/8 x 50
Ring : 50
Wrapper : USA/Connecticut Shade
Filler : Dominican Republic
Binder : Dominican Republic
Hand-Made
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.

Appearance : ★★★★☆
It has a typical Davidoff appearance with a bright connecticut wrapper. The wrapper has a few imperfections, one is visible on the picture.

Construction : ★★★★☆
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.
 
Flavor : ★★★☆☆
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.

Value : ★★½☆☆
This is a $10+ smoke and to me the price is hardly justified.

Overall Rating : ★★★½☆
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.

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5 Comments on “Davidoff Special R Tubo”

  1. Mike - KnightRid says:

    Never tried a Davidoff due to the price! I will know which to steer away from if I ever do decide to give one a shot. Thanx for the review!

    Mike

  2. These have been on my “do not buy list” for a long time. Thanks for the confirmation mate.

  3. I tried one of these yesterday and i agree with the comment.A day before i had tried indios puro ,ronaldo reyes .Both cigars had the same size.I liked more the Indios which had a thicker smoke and a stronger flawor.I bought them in albania 3,30 euro for Indios and 8,2 for the davidoff

  4. I agree with your comment on the cost of the Davidoff products. It’s like they want to keep them in the humidors of the rich & famous. If Davidoff would consider lowering the price of their cigars then maybe they would have a drastic increase in the sales–drastic I tell you.

  5. havanasmoke says:

    I was given a box of #3 tubos and #2′s (both anni’s)I had the same results,,,,I put them in my heavy humidity humidor and the results were MUCH better,…they stayed wrapped well, burn was good and unfortunately the flavor was the same….in this case you do not get what you pay for…thank goodness they were a gift.

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