Friday, August 30, 2013

Davidoff Nicaraguan

Released this year, the Davidoff Nicaraguan is truly a ground breaking cigar for them. This marks the first Nicaraguan puro ever produced by Davidoff. It comes fully backed by the blend master, Henke Kelner. For this review, I'm smoking the short corona, which is a 3.75×46 ring gauge. So, let's take a look to see what we find.
My pre-light inspection finds a sweet wood tone. The Nicaraguan wrapper has minimal veining and the cigar feels firm to the touch. A classic black and silver Davidoff cigar band is neatly wrapped around it with a secondary gold band noting the name Nicaragua . The cigar features a well aged blend of Nicaraguan tobacco and is finished off with an expertly wrapped triple cap.
Upon lighting up, my taste buds are greeted with a natural tea and light earth tone. A dry bark aftertaste settles on the palette and gels nicely with the flavor profile. Large plumes of smoke are released with every puff that impress me, given the size of the cigar. The draw is a classical Davidoff, firm yet almost airy. The cigar is quite impressive to this point.
The second third of the cigar reveals light espresso, leather, and maple syrup like sweetness. The burn has remained even throughout, just as you would expect from a Davidoff cigar. I'm further impressed with a toasty undertone of wood and cream that intermittently weaves its way into the wheel house of flavors. On the final third, the cigar moves from a mild to medium-bodied that borders on full. The flavors noted beforehand can all be found, but a core of tea, wood, and spice are the staples.
The Davidoff Nicaragua can easily be an everyday go to cigar. The complexity and smoothness of the smoke will make this a fan favorite. If you want to experience a classic Davidoff cigar with a twist, this cigar is it. It embodies all the traditional Davidoff qualities. It adds a nice punch by combining premium Nicaraguan tobacco with the smoothness and tradition of the Davidoff name.

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