An exciting release from Hendrik Kelner and Davidoff, Davidoff Nicaragua is the only Nicaraguan puro Davidoff ever released.
Known for their impeccable quality control, superb flavors, and astounding blending team, Davidoff releases some of the world's best cigars and each blend is a work of art in itself. There is not one Davidoff blend that tastes the same, yet all of them sport the best tobaccos money can buy and showcase the same construction characteristics - making them some of the most sought after, consistent cigars in the world. With Davidoff Nicaragua, they added a Nicaraguan puro to the line, the first Davidoff blend utilizing Nicaraguan tobaccos.
Davidoff Nicaragua combines a 10-year-aged Habano Seed Nicaraguan Rosado wrapper with a Jalapa binder and filler tobaccos from Nicaragua's best growing regions: Ometepe, Condega, and Esteli. The result fills your palate with thick, creamy smoke that accents bold flavors of earth mixed with hearty and gentle spices. The blend is thoroughly complex; intensifying as the cigar burns from inch to inch yet comes perfectly balanced and maintains a cool, creamy character throughout. Without a doubt, this is one of the best-tasting Nicaraguan puros in existence, perfectly combining bitter spices with rich sweetness for a fantastic experience.
I bought this cigar to smoke on Christmas accompanied with a 21 year old Cragganmore. It was a very pleasant combination. The cigar had an enticing appearance, well constructed with a nice smell to it. I didn't cut the tip off but chose to punch it. It had a nice pre-burn taste and draw. Once lit, it burned evenly throughout. The flavors were consistent, offering notes of wood and mild spice, not to imply there wasn't much complexity to it, but it did not vary much. This past year I tried to smoke as many of the top 20 cigars as identified by Cigar Aficionado for 2014,(the Robusto version was actually #21) and did pretty well. This was not in the top 10, maybe the top 20, but at this price, I would have expected more. There were several cigars ahead of it at a much more reasonable price. However, I am glad I smoked it and may have another one next year. But at that price, there are too many good cigars for less to smoke this one on a regular basis.