January 28, 2008
Origin : Dominican Republic
Format : Corona
Size : 127 x 17 mm (5 x 43)
Ring : 43
Wrapper : USA/Connecticut Shade
Price : ~$16 each
I like these cigars from one of the most famous manufacturers. Davidoff usually equals high quality and luxury and his cigars usually come up to the expectations. Davidoff 2000 is a mild corona that boasts a perfect construction and exquisite (though not very deep) flavors.
Appearance : [rating:5/5]
The 2000 looks great, this is true for the cigar itself and for the tube. Amazing wrapper shade, it’s shiny and pleasant to the touch. Definitely 5 out of 5.
Construction : [rating:5/5]
I was fully satisfied by the construction as well, no issues whatsoever. Gentle, white smoke, regular burn and fine draw all the way.
Flavor : [rating:4/5]
This is a very soft, delicate cigar. The elegant flavors it packs are creamy and buttery. While it may seem almost too mild for some smokers, I believe that the Davidoff 2000 will be one of the best cigars for beginners. I didn’t notice any real evolution in the flavor, the stick always stayed very soft and gentle, no acidity and harshness at all, even near the end.
Value : [rating:3/5]
Pretty expensive, I must admit. I do not know how much these cost in the USA since I bought them in Dubai. A little overpriced.
Overall Rating : [rating:overall/5]
If not for the price tag, the Davidoff 2000 is great. I enjoyed it, and I especially recommend smoking this cigar with a glass of some nice Bordeaux red wine (if you’re looking for advice, let me know) – since the cigar is very light, it will only underline the wine’s taste, without destroying it.
October 28, 2014
Re Davidoffs (I just smoked the related 1000 from the Mille series) – and drinking with cigars –
In general I find that rum or whisky go better with cigar smoking, than French wine with its subtleties.
But regarding Bordeaux wine as mentioned in comments above, one can find similar character but great value in the red wines from nearby regions in the south of France – same bottle shape as with Bordeaux, and much of that ‘full-bodied’ wine character, at a discount to typical Bordeaux price tags.
And re Davidoff Mille series cigars … I would tend to agree with Inspector’s comment above « one of the best cigars for beginners ».
Have just smoked a gift Mille series 1000 bought for me from the Davidoff shop; the 1000 is a short Panetela (about 117 x 13,5mm). This specimen was not as visually pretty as I am used to from Davidoff, but smoked with superb smoothness, and nice ash integrity.
What Davidoff does with its mild cigars, they do well and somewhat uniquely. The 1000 had subtlety, refinement, and the character of an utterly pleasant early-in-the-day smoke.
At the same time, however, even tho I am inclined to medium-mild cigars, and enjoy more compact sizes, I indeed felt I was missing something in Davidoff versus the milder Cuban cigars, a bit of the flavour and the slightly-intoxicating contemplative mind I feel with a good Cuban in hand.
The Davidoff 1000 lasted a bit longer than advertised, but in my paws the Cubans tend to last even longer … the 1000 seemed expensive (wrapper showed a price of € 7,80) … Yet I agree the Davidoffs have their special virtues, their milder ones being terrific ‘gift’ cigars, having both luxury name and a for-sure pleasant smoke for the not-stogie-savvy.
September 27, 2013
I bought 5 of these at the duty free in Montego Bay, Jamaica for $11US each now resting in my humi for a couple of months
August 7, 2010
I just had one that I bought at duty free in Gatwick, London. (8.5 British L). I bought this together with a few Cubans, and it turned out to be great. Smooth light draw which is a signature for Davidoff. I had it with a nice Malbec wine from Argentina, and it went down perfectly…
February 12, 2010
I absolutley love the Davidoff 2000. I also like the Special R. The 2000 however goes great with a nice congnac. Living in West Texas these cigars are hard to come by. I always buy at leat a handful every time i go to the city. Love the Davidoff
October 26, 2009
i just bought one
and i’m smoking it with a whisky by Aaran.
The whisky is a bit too strong for the mild taste of this cigar but as someone noticed, m wife love the taste and the smell.
I’ve paid it 9.60€ so yes it’s a bit expensive but not so much for this very good cigar!
September 30, 2009
great review and a great cigar –as well the price tag is a bit much –Not your every day smoke fo sho..:)
August 13, 2009
These are my favorite cigars. I have yet to have one that compares in build or flavour. The flavour may be subtle but it’s always so consistent and delicious. You’re not taking a risk buying a Davidoff if you want to try them they are worth the cash.
February 16, 2009
Definatly a kick in the teeth, pricewise (and what an awful label) but divine construction. My cigar dealer told me that they machine test the draw and construction on every cigar produced… So you can be assured a reliable smoke!
January 26, 2009
i’v been wanting to try davidoff . to bad the price is set by davidoff ! never see them on sell . kinda pricey for me .
July 10, 2008
This is one of my all-time favourites. I’ve gone through about four boxes now and not a single one has never disappointed me (I wish I could say the same about some Cubans). Best thing is my wife likes me to smoke them (again, I wish I could say the same about some Cubans).
March 7, 2008
It is written $16, which is about 10-11€. In Dubai, cigars are a little bit more expensive 🙂
March 6, 2008
It’s the first time i’ve smoked a cigar and i can say that this one is really great! The taste is quite soft, a little bit like wood and country… I was smoking it while drinking a coffee. Perfect beginning! I think it should taste good with some Congnac too.
In the review it’s written that the Davidoff 2000 costs 16€, i’ve paid it only 8€.
January 30, 2008
I don’t know how wide is the wine choice in the US. This is how I choose my wine – first of all, only Bordeaux (I’m not a pro [yet], so concentrating on this region), only red, 2002 and older (2001 and 2000 are my favorite years) because I find that young wines’ taste is not delicate enough and might ‘kill’ the cigar’s flavor. Usually I go for the following ‘appelations’ (parts of the huge Bordeaux region) – St. Emilion, Margaux, St. Estephe, Pauillac, Haut-Medoc. I also have Robert Parker’s guide of Bordeaux wine and I check there before I buy – should be rated at least 87/100.
If the bottle fits all the criteria, I purchase it. I’m rarely disappointed.
I’d like to hear about what you can find in American shops, please let me know.
January 30, 2008
Tobacco and wine have frequently staged nasty disagreements on my palate. The wine usually takes a beating and the cigar demands a new bartender. For whatever reason, tobacco just destroys the taste of wine for me. I’d love to hear your opinion on this — what is your experience with this and what do you think makes a good combination?
January 28, 2008
Great review, I’ve sometimes seen people trash a mild cigar because it is well mild. These cigars are designed to be subtle and paired with a great drink.
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