Welcome back for Stog o’Clock with CutLightSmoke! This time, I smoke and review the Davidoff Nicaragua. I chose the Toro size, which boasts five and a half inches of a 54-ring gauge. Beneath the 10-year aged Habano-seed Nicaraguan Rosado wrapper is a Jalapa binder and filler tobacco from various regions in Nicaragua that are known for great tobacco. This is Davidoff’s first Nicaraguan puro. The wrapper has a gorgeous orange tinge to it and smells of an earthy barnyard. The foot of the cigar has the same aroma with a dried fruit element.
The pre-light draw is effortless and leaves me with a faint dried fruit taste. I put fire to the foot, and the first light reveals a big tobacco core. The aroma the smoke produces is much the same. There is a small amount of spice through the nose, and the finish gives me a sweet cedar flavor with a slight nuttiness.[metaslider id=1068]
The first third burns quickly and ends at the twenty-minute mark. There is a light sweet wood flavor on the draw with a hint earthiness. The finish is long and offers me sweet leather with a wonderful toast flavor. Through the nose, dried fruit is the main contender with ample sweetness and a grassy note. The construction quality shines through with perfect performance. Body and strength are at the medium to full mark.
The second third puts me at the forty-five-minute mark. The cigar is still burning quickly, but the flavor is spot-on. I am bombed with massive amounts of wood and earth on the draw, and the finish produces a delectable, creamy leather flavor with a zest of orange peel. There is an occasional dried fruit flavor that makes itself known every few puffs. Through the nose, a weak coffee pokes through with a pinch of spice and sweetness. The body and strength remain unchanged.
As I finish out the cigar, I clock the experience at one hour and ten minutes. The strength leaps to the full mark in the last third. The draw produces rich floral and leathery notes alongside a slight earthiness. The everlasting finish gives me a fantastic aged tobacco taste complimented by a flavor reminiscent of Fruity Pebbles. The retro-hale gives me spice, wood, and leather.
Overall, this cigar is a fantastic smoke. It’s extremely complex and enjoyable. The flavors blend well together, and the smoke is smooth. Performance is flawless. This will definitely be a contender in my 2015 top cigars of the year list. The price is a little high at the $16.50 mark, but if you can get a deal on one or are willing to front the coin, it’s definitely worth it. I highly recommend you check it out.
Until next time, happy smoking!