September 19, 2018
Origin : Dominican Republic
Format : Diademas Finas
Size : 6 3/14″ x 50 ring gauge
Wrapper : Cuban seed from Ecuador
Binder : Olor Seco from Dominican Republic
Filler : Piloto Seco, San Vicente Ligero, Piloto Ligero, Hybrid Corojo/Olor Ligero and San Vicente Visus tobaccos from Dominican Republic
Price :Price : ~ € 30 / $ 35.5
Draw : [rating:5/6]
Burn : [rating:5/6]
Flavour : [rating:4.5/6]
Aroma : [rating:5/6]
strength : [rating:4.5/6]
When I bumped into Davidoff Of London I was very excited to direct myself to the new Davidoff 50th anniversary. I almost never smoke new world cigars but when you talk about Davidoff 50th anniversary you tell yourself about what was happening 50 years go. When in 1968 the genius Zino Davidoff started his journey with an amazing Cuban Chapter.
What a beautiful jar Davidoff has produced. Just for the history of such a wonderful brand and the design of it I would buy it for my collection.
But the most important is the taste of it.
I am already very please with the Diademas Finas shape that we already enjoyed in special releases from Davidoff.
This medium long and elegant shaped double figurados wears the classic Davidoff of Geneva band and a stunning golden one indicating the 50th anniversary release.
The aspect and the visual of the Davidoff Diademas Finas is extremely appealing. The excitement builds up so much.
The first few puffs are to me the typical Davidoff Dominican Republic taste, very soft, very light, not much flavours to the blend. Slight dry feeling and saltiness. Few hints a sweet chocolate but this back bitterness that really strikes me and remind me this is a new world cigar.
The whole first part was to me below my expectation, I loved the Davidoff Art Edition 2017 so I know how great Davidoff can be. But so far this is a good Dominican cigar without much development and complexity.
This was almost unexpected, the Davidoff Diademas Finas changed completely from the first part and all of a sudden a whole new flavour profile comes up. Reach, sweet, chewy with a great long finish. This great roasted nuts reminding you of aged Cuban Bolivar.
It is clearly another dimension than the first part, great velvety texture, medium to full strength and great long and sweet finish.
As I was mentioning above, we know the very special release of Davidoff can be very special, we all remember the review of Andre from Sweden to the Davidoff Royal Release Salamones . However the Royal Release price point is extremely high and even though the Diademas Finas still is expensive, can be enjoyed for 35USD for a special occasion
For the very first time I was very impressed and confused on the complexity this cigar develops. We tend to get used to cigars that are pretty linear in the new world range. This blend really brings you three different parts and the last one builds up in intensity and flavours with great nuttiness and amazing texture on the palate. The vegetal feeling you can have in the back of the tongue in the new world cigars is not present at all.
I can’t wait to see more of this kind of cigars. It requires you to be patient and go through the first less interesting part to open a door to a great complex smoke.
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