9 responses

  1. John Brooke
    August 25, 2010

    I’ve been wanting to try these, but haven’t been able to put down the cash to buy one. Seems like I should probably skip it for the price.

  2. PappyFerrara
    August 25, 2010

    I enjoyed reading your review. I have 1 pretty big difference of opinion with you.
    You say “when that company is Davidoff. I tend to think of two things when it comes to their cigars: overpriced and overhyped.”
    The word Hype has never entered my mind when thinking of the Davidoff Brand. Davidoff puts out their product and states the price. If you can afford it and want it, you buy it. That is about as far from Hype as you can get.
    The quality control on a Davidoff product is beyond compare.
    The sample you smoked seemed perfectly constructed. The beauty of Davidoff is that every cigar in the box would be the same.

    There is a lot to be said about that.

    I do understand that you would spend your dollars differently.

  3. RuudNL
    August 26, 2010

    Nice review!

    The quote below made me giggle:
    “… He said that the target audience for this cigar was for the European market as they take to a more milder cigar…”
    Right… perhaps that was the case 50 years ago! Stop living in the past.

    Keep up the good work!

    Ruud (from The Netherlands).

  4. Mike – KnightRid
    August 26, 2010

    Nice look at this cigar! I doubt I will ever smoke one, just because of the price, but it does seem to fall right in line with my taste preferences! I also dont see much “hype” with Davidoff other than they cater to the higher income people. I would love to try a whole box of their cigars some time, just to see if each cigar does taste and burn the same, or if there will be a dud or 2 in the box :)

  5. The Cigar Spy – Agent 8
    August 27, 2010

    Let’s see if I can hit up everyone here…

    Ruud: The Davidoff rep actually said that to me. I thought it was a bit strange at the time. It would be interesting to see or do a study to see what the most popular cigars smoked in each country are.

    Mike: I think my comment on being “overhyped” is that I had a few other Davidoff products awhile back that both friends and people who work in shops told me that “X” would blow me away, despite the price. It’s probably my bias in that regard.

    Pappy: Would easily agree with the construction. And would say that about their other brands too.

    I do sense sometime in the future doing another cigar (or more) of Davidoff’s to see if my bias can be broken…

  6. RuudNL
    August 28, 2010

    @Agent 8: I know…I know…not blaming you ;-) It’s just frustrating to see that manufacturers still think we in the EU only want mild(er) cigars compared to the US, which is not the case at all (IMO). But who am I…

  7. rudi
    October 11, 2013

    Dear friends
    I am sitting in my armchair smoking a churchill marrakesh. When buying it I mixed it up with a havanna puros. But it is true. For the money I spent I prefer let’s say a Trinidad. But it was definitely a smoking pleasure togehter with a cabernet sauvignon ans mozart’s don giovanni

  8. Benson
    December 24, 2013

    Europeans enjoy mild cigars? Then it a serious irony of fate, that their cigar market is overwhelmingly comprised of strong cuban cigars. I guess this cigar would fill a serious niche over there. I think “occasional cigar smokers” are the ones who prefer milder sticks. For cigars maniacs such as myself, who smoke 2-3 premiums a day, and have done so for the last twenty years, I like strong cigars.

  9. Jason Debly
    March 21, 2015

    I picked up a box of these on sale for $213 meaning I have a unit cost of $8.52. They are discounted as Davidoff has relaunched the brand of Winston Churchill in December 2014 with new logo and tobacco used. The new releases are very expensive, but the predecessor can be had at great prices. So long as they are properly stored over the past few years, you can’t go wrong if you appreciate a milder cigar.

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