Dunhill is the premium international brand of British American Tobacco and has always been associated with high end cigars similar to Davidoff. Since 2003, the brand has shifted more toward marketing clothing, but still produces some great cigars. It’s a classy brand that is often overlooked.
The Dunhill Signed Range cigar was first released in 2001 and returned again in 2014. Dunhill selects 80 of the most skilled Torcedors to combine a Nicaraguan Jalapa shade wrapper with a Connecticut Broadleaf binder containing three fillers- Esteli and Jalapa from Nicaragua, and Matafina from Brazil. The Signed Range cigar is smoothly constructed, and is practically flawless.
Dunhill Signed Range
Cigar Shape: Robusto
Size: 4.5” x 52
Wrapper Color: Natural
Filler: Dominican Republic Nicaragua
Manufacturer: General Cigars/ST Group
At prelight, the sweet smell of molasses wafts from the dark natural wrapper. It looks more like a 50 ring gauge cigar rather than 52. This beautiful wrapper has lots of veins and no tooth. The prelight draw, which borders on the tight side, has a salty mineral flavor with a slight sweet hint of licorice.
Right away I noticed some sweet and spicy anise. The cigar burns very slow with a perfect coastline ash, a long sweet finish, and full bodied feel. The flavor is medium to light, but because of the finish being so long it adds a lot of enjoyment to this cigar.
Toward the end, the anise completely disappeared leaving only an airy creaminess with hints of wood and fresh soil and a mild frutiy taste similar to beetroot.
Having said all of this, this cigar is excellent and smoked as if it were much more expensive.
Written as a collaboration between iROBUSTO and LongGone
You can learn more about this cigar here: Dunhill Signed Range Robusto at CigarWorld.