Blend: Davidoff Nicaragua
Size: Toro – 5 1/2 x 54
Wrapper: Habano Seed Nicaragua Rosado
Filler: Blend of tobaccos cultivated in Esteli, Condega, and Ometepe
The Davidoff Nicaragua Toro was ranked by Cigar Aficionado as #3 of the top 25 cigars of 2013 and I now see why. I’m not going to lie, I am not a high-end cigar smoker and I tend to think that Davidoff thinks a little too highly of themselves when you look at their prices. On the flip-side, I don’t know if I have ever had a bad cigar from them. Maybe I am just cheap.
The Davidoff Nicaragua is a step out from the norm for Davidoff because it is the first cigar of theirs to be entirely constructed with Nicaraguan tobaccos. They even stepped away from their traditional, and arguably iconic, white band with gold print to a black band with white print. It definitely stands out from their line when placed amongst other Davidoffs.
Davidoff is often associated as a luxury cigar and their entire line up until this point has consisted of Dominican cigars. Whenever I have a little extra to spend on a cigar, I have to consider Davidoff because they do tend to produce a consistently good quality cigar that rarely, if ever, disappoints.
Davidoff Nicaragua Toro At First-Glance
I used my scissor cutters to cutoff the end. The draw through the unlit cigar was nice and easy. There were subtle hints of coffee, leather, and hay. It was very pleasant. The wrapper was dark but not maduro dark.
Davidoff Nicaragua Toro The First Third…The Second and The Third
The Davidoff Nicaragua Toro was fantastic! It was extremely smooth and it never once changed flavors for me throughout the entire cigar. It burned evenly without a need to touch up a side at all which is rare for me when I am smoking. It had a little bit of a spice to it but also had hints of chocolate and leather. It is a very medium bodied cigar that many novices might consider as strong but if you are a seasoned smoker, it is a far cry from being a full-bodied taste.
At roughly $10-$18 a stick this is not going to be an everyday smoke unless that’s what you usually spend for a cigar. If so, can we be friends? This cigar should definitely be in your rotation for special occasions or for a random splurge.