Don’t misinterpret the “Try One” rating.
This is one the best cigars to ever come out of Davidoff (Scoring a 94) It delivers great flavors, a nice amount of complexity, and has stellar construction. However, given an $80.00 suggested retail price, it throws a monkey wrench into the Stogie Geeks Rating which does factor cost in. In this scenario, given how great this cigar performed, it’s impossible not to recommend it. When you consider buying multiples, it becomes very difficult to make a recommendation given the price point.
One final note on the Assessment Ratings – I’m pretty much convinced when you get past the $40.00 mark of a cigar, it’s either “Try One” or “Oasis”. It’s very hard to recommend box purchases, box splits or fivers once you hit a price range like this cigar is in.
In terms of the value, it’s important to keep in mind that this cigar is targeted at the luxury market. When you position this cigar in the everyday market, it’s safe to say there are better values out there. At the same time, I’ll reiterate this is one of the best Davidoff cigars I have smoked. It’s one I’d easy recommend to any cigar smoker wanting to smoke a cigar that falls into this category.
Wrapper: “Aromatica Dominicana” seed grown in the Dominican Republic
Binder: Habano Ecuador
Filler:Dominican: San Vincente Ligero, San Vincente Mejorado Visus, Piloto Ligero, and a hybrid Olor / Piloto Ligero, and Criollo Ligero.
Country of Origin: Dominican Republic (TABADOM)
Cigar Coop Review: Davidoff Royal Release Robusto
Show Video: Episode 210
Stogie Geeks Rating: 2.5-Try One