6 x 52 - Nicaraguan Wrapper - Single
The First Box Pressed From Davidoff, 15th Mar 2017
Reviewer: The Cigar Authority
Once cut, the cold draw of the Nicaragua Box Pressed from Davidoff reminds me of a kola nut. Joining the kola note is a touch of earth. The nose off the foot of the cigar is a bit more complex with notes of chocolate, earth and a subtle cherry. Overall, I am intrigued and can’t wait to light up.
The initial third serves up a well-defined chocolate note before some black pepper joinw the mix. Moving further into the cigar some earth joins the mix creating the bitter and sweet profile that the press release alluded to. The finish has elements of the kola nut from the cold draw with a subtle cherry like sweetness.
In the second third the sweetness begins to take a back seat as some bitter but enjoyable notes begin to take control. The cigar develops a subtle leather note and the pepper notes begin to take on more of a red pepper flakes feel about it. Some of the chocolate from the first third holds on slightly during the finish which grows from short to lengthy by the time we reach the middle of the experience.
As we enter the final third we remove the bands and the cigar develops notes of espresso that is also evident on the aroma of the cigar. As the cigar comes to a close the pepper notes fade away as the cigar has a moderate earthy finish.