T** C**** S**
March 16, 2011
Origin : Dominican Republic
Format : Piramide
Size : 6 1/8 x 52
Wrapper : Ecuador
Filler : Dominican Republic
Binder : Dominican Republic
Price : ~$20 each
The first thing that came to mind was elegance. The label has a sophisticated look that makes this cigar seem like a gentleman’s cigar. Along with its classy look, the wrapper is smooth and the construction is very strong.
The wrapper also gives off a scent of soft fruit and rich tobacco. The foot smells pretty much the same, but with a little more aroma. I cut the cap to check the pre-draw and the draw was good. It also left a gentle pepper and plumy flavor on my palate. At this point, everything is good, the construction and quality of the cigar is definitely there. So let’s find out what kind of flavors this Davidoff has to offer.
The Davidoff stars with a buttery raisin, sweet floral and earthy undertone. It’s very smooth and the smoke is very light, but leaves plenty of flavors on your palate. As I kept smoking, that buttery sweetness fades away slowly and by the time I reached the second third of the cigar, it became very rich in nuttiness. The way this cigar blends from the first to the second third is extremely enjoyable and works very well. By the time you reach the end, the cigar doesn’t change in flavor. It remains nutty with a soft earthy undertone and best of all, its remains very smooth. I have to mention one thing that makes me extremely happy. There is absolutely no pepper and no spice in this cigar! YAY!
As fantastic as the flavors in the Davidoff are, I do have one problem, the ash. The ash is extremely flaky, messy and it goes all over the place. Honestly, it’s very annoying. If this cigar didn’t taste so good, I probably would’ve put it down because of the ash. The draw and burn was perfect, so I really didn’t understand the problem with the ash.
Besides the very annoying ash, this cigar is one of the best medium bodied cigars I have smoked. The balance and different flavors are very enjoyable, the taste is great and except for that tiny little problem the quality is very good. Yes, I would definitely smoke this cigar again. Its perfect for a afternoon of relaxing and I recommend this cigar to anyone.
Final Note: This was my first Davidoff and it was a great one. The ash is one thing, but there’s something missing from this cigar to put it in that “wow” list. Which is what I look for in a cigar to give a perfect grading. Because of that, I have to hold back from the A and give it a slightly lower grade. It’s still a great smoke and you have to give it a try.
Final Grade: B+
November 10, 2016
Recently tried a couple of Millenium blends in short robusto format from Davidoff sampler packs. In line with the other reviews here.
November 23, 2013
Much like the author, the millennium blend was my first Davidoff. I very much enjoyed it. I regularly smoke padrons, so it is nice to go back to a milder cigar every once in a while.
Davidoff construction and draw is top notch as expected as this price point. Perhaps it’s just me, but I get a lot of leathery notes that i quite enjoy.
This is one of the finer Dominicans and I would have room for it in my humidor if it was cheaper.
May 29, 2013
My Review of the Davidoff Millenium Petit Corona
When I think of luxury and cigars I think of just one name – Davidoff. To me there are few super premiums worth what you pay for. I think Davidoff is one of those exceptions, especially the Millennium Blend. This is one of Henke Kelner’s best blends.
The wrapper on this cigar is way darker than any of the other in the Davidoff portfolio with the exception of the new Davidoff Maduro. The wrapper is a little veiny but looks rich and inviting.
The pre-light draw is easy but the cigar is firm when I gently press it. Another hallmark of Davidoff cigars is their superior construction.
I eagerly light the cigar and am rewarded with rich coffee notes and some hazelnut at the beginning. Speaking of nuts, many don’t believe this is a flavor you can pull from smoking a cigar. Try a Davidoff Millennium, this is a nutty cigar.
As I smoke this little guy the flavor intensifies and the coffee flavor get richer as well as the addition of some licorice notes. The finish is long and dry. A lot of folks, especially those at Cigar Aficionado, don’t seem do like dryness in cigars. My argument is this, do you not like dryness in a good Cabernet?
As I get to the nub, the flavors amp up further and the licorice notes give way to cocoa. I burned my fingers smoking this cigar!
As I finished this cigar it donned on me that I think the Millennium blend shares some of the same leaves as my favorite cigar of all time, the Avo LE5. It’s nice to think that when I finally end up burning my last LE5, I can find a cousin in the Millennium.
Rating: 94 (A)
December 31, 2012
Davidoffs are always a great smoke, but I always find them to be too mild. Even this Millenium. I’m surprised by the flaky ash too. They usually have solid, go-on-forever ash.
December 30, 2012
The Millennium Blend Lonsdale is my favorite vitola in the line. I’m surprised by the flaky ash. The Davidoffs I’ve had were all well constructed. Thanks for the review!
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