March 10, 2008
Origin : Dominican Republic
Format : Churchill
Size : 178 x 19 mm
Ring : 48
Price : ~$600 for a box of 25
Truth be told, I was expecting a little bit more out of the Davidoff Anniversario No. 2. Not that it was bad, but I found the taste to be too mild (I love mild cigars though) and too bland. I think that the stick is just too long. I prefer shorter ones, like the Davidoff 2000 already reviewed on this site.
Appearance : [rating:4/5]
The trademark milk chocolate wrapper is beautiful. However, I noticed that somehow less effort was put into the rolling of this cigar, comparing to other Davidoff cigars that I’ve tried. There were a few spots where the wrapper would come off a little, which caused some problems during smoking.
Construction : [rating:3.5/5]
Good things first – the burn was always perfect. I’ve smoked about 5 Anniversario No. 2-s and only like two of those had a fine draw. On the other ones, it was either too easy or too tight. On one stick, the wrapper completely unraveled. I’m pretty surprised about the results I had since I have heard a lot of positive reviews on Davidoff cigars…
Flavor : [rating:4/5]
The flavor is really single-dimensional. In the very beginning, I got a very mild and smooth mix of cocoa, nutty and leathery flavors. The smoke is creamy and quite enjoyable. The problem that in the last third, exactly the same flavors were there. No change at all and this is to avoid with a churchill.
Value : [rating:2/5]
Not the best investment out there. For this money, better go get yourself a Griffin’s or an Ashton. If you received some as a gift though, they can be nice.
Overall Rating : [rating:overall/5]
Disappointing. If you’re after a high quality churchill, the Davidoff Anniversario No. 2 is not what you’re looking for. If you have a chance to get some Cuban cigars, go for a Cohiba Esplendidos or a H. Upmann Sir Winston. Otherwise, try an Ashton Prime Minister.
September 30, 2009
Very good read and must say I appreciate your honesty.
February 14, 2009
In one of my rare outings to my tobacconist I bought the #2 ($22) and a Special “R” ($15). The #2 was no way as good as the complicated “R”. Very mild and not as much wallop.
You must be logged in to post a review.