Wrapper: Ecuador 702
Binder: San Vicente Seco (Dominican)
Filler: Piloto Seco, San Vicente Ligero, Piloto Viso, Hybrid 192 Seco/Yamasá (All Dominican)
Churchill: 7 x 49
I used the “Cigar Year” to run from Thanksgiving 2012 to Thanksgiving 2013. This was a release this December, thus qualifying for my list. This is a cigar that wow’d me early in the year – and never looked back. While everyone raved over Davidoff Nicaragua, this was the real star of Davidoff.
This is the first in what is intended to be a series of annual limited releases paying homage to the Chinese Zodiac. Since 2013, is the Year of the Snake, this one is appropriate. A run of 4,500 boxes of eight were produced.
This cigar delivers a very unique flavor profile. It delivers notes of coffee, natural tobacco, pepper, and grass. Perhaps the most unique flavor was a cider-like sweetness that I had never detected before on a cigar. There are a lot of flavor nuances and transitions throughout this smoking experience. This cigar has a little more kick than your average Davidoff cigar. Both the strength and body are medium to full, but in the last third both kick into the full range.
Yes it is not a cheap cigar, but one that truly earned an “Oasis” designation in my book.
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