Winston Churchill Marrakesh

Winston Churchill Marrakesh

Winston Churchill cigarsOrigin : Dominican Republic
Format : Toro
Size : 6 x 50
Ring : 50
Wrapper : Ecuadorian Sungrown
Filler : Dominican Republic, Peru and Nicaragua
Binder : Dominican Republic
Hand-Made
Price : ~$15-18 each
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Winston Churchill is a line of cigars produced by Davidoff in the Dominican Republic. It is supported by Sir Winston Churchill's grandson. 4 different vitolas are produced and each one's name is related to a certain important event in the life of the famous Prime Minister. Marrakesh is a 6x50 toro; it appears that Sir Winston loved this city for its sunny weather and the special inspiration it gave to him. I purchased my specimen in Paris and smoked it straight away in a café nearby.

Appearance : ★★★★★
The Marrakesh has this royal look that people at Davidoff know to create. The Ecuadorian Sungrown wrapper has a pure brown color and doesn't sport any imperfections. The double band looks terrific. The cigar has a faint stable smell.
 
Construction : ★★★☆☆
I would have given 4 stars to another cigar, but I expect a flawless construction from anything Davidoff-made. First of all, I found the draw to be tighter than necessary although it didn't affect my pleasure much. Furthermore, the ash was quite instable and unexpectedly fell at ~1 inch.

Winston Churchill Marrakesh

Flavor : ★★★★☆
Upon lighting, the first bouquet is spicy sweet. It lasts for a few minutes, then the cigar becomes gentle and I can make out soft, smooth flavors of latte and nuts. In the second third, the basic yet pleasant tobacco and cedar flavors take over, however there is some obvious sweetness in the bouquet. The power swiftly increases, but not to the point where I can call it a medium-bodied smoke. The last third was less interesting to me because the sweetness almost disappeared, supplanted by strong tobacco notes.

Value : ★★½☆☆
As usual, I can't do a Davidoff cigar review without complaining about its price. The $17 price tag is quite a turn-off... One can find a better smoke for the money.

Overall Rating : ★★★½☆
Winston Churchill Marrakesh is not a bad smoke, but I was expecting a bit better, some more complexity in the last third definitely wouldn't hurt the overall impression. On the other hand, I was truly blown away by the second third. To finish with, I don't think that you should specifically look for this line in your shops, but it might be a nice idea to pick one up to try.

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4 Comments on “Winston Churchill Marrakesh”

  1. Hmm. Sounds like the price is an overwhelming consideration. Might have to put this on the low end of the list to try. Thanks for the review.

  2. Yep: and I had high hopes with such an awesome name.

  3. I’ve had one of these in my humidor for over a year and for that kind of money, I am waiting for the special occasion to puff on it. Great review as I was curious what others thought of this stick.

  4. My Review of the 2-year old Winston Churchill Marrakesh

    This cigar is way darker than most Kelner made cigars using an Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper. The leaf is teaming with oils and has a silky touch that is inviting and alluring.

    The ciga,r from the start, begins like most cigars wish they finished. It is rich and flavorful, a slight bit of pepper with tons of tobacco and leather. The Kelner mustiness is there, this cigar reminds me already of an AVO LE 05.

    I’m drinking a Cockburn’s Special Reserve Porto with this stick, and it really brings out the oakiness in the cigar without all of the dryness.

    A quarter of the way through, the cigar changes a bit and gives off notes of chocolate and coffee. It’s like I’m smoking a Cafe Mocha!

    The third quarter of this cigar is yet again different, rich with leather and nuts with the oakiness on the finish.

    The last quarter is rich and intoxicating, loaded with tons of spice and licorice. This is an amazing cigar!

    Thanks to Matt (Cyrann) for the cigar, I really enjoyed this!

    Rating: 91 (A-)

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