Davidoff Nicaragua Toro – Contest time! – Winner Announced

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Davidoff Nicaragua Toro – Contest time! – Winner Announced

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Recently  I was invited by Davidoff to attend their launch party of their new cigar line, Davidoff Nicaragua, in New York City.  I went with my local shop owner, Paul Bertucci of The Cigar Shop in Biloxi, MS, as they are an appointed Davidoff White Label merchant.  We flew in Thursday morning for the event later that night in downtown Manhattan.  Davidoff had a DJ playing music as images of exploration adventure were projected on the walls.  Jim Young, president of Davidoff US, gave us an overview and introduced Davidoff master blender, Henke Kelner.  Henke told us of the 10 year journey Davidoff took to create their new Nicaraguan cigar and what it meant to Davidoff.  We were then greeted with models carrying trays of samples of the new cigar for us to try in all three sizes.  The cigar will be released after the IPCPR trade show in July.  The cigar currently comes in three sizes:

  • Short Corona – 3 3/4 x 46  (14 ct box)
  • Robusto – 5 x 50  (12 ct box, tubos)
  • Toro – 5 1/2 x 54  (12 ct box)

I chose the toro to review as it was the only vitola I haven’t smoked yet and two of our other blogger friends already did the other two vitolas.  This was a sample from the event in NYC and my only one, so keep that in mind.  The cigar burned very well as the construction was the typical Davidoff excellence.  From the beginning I got a hint of sweet vanilla oakiness along with rich earth and black pepper on the finish.  As the cigar developed, dark chocolate and espresso notes developed, which reminded me of those dark chocolate covered espresso beans you get at your local coffee hut, as well as the hint of sweet vanilla turning into a more creamy note that was more subdued than the sweet vanilla.  The oak was still there as well.  As the cigar burned down to the end, the strength picked up.  It went from upper mild to upper medium to lower full at the end.  Overall, I really enjoyed the cigar and those of you that thought most Davidoff cigars were too mild for your taste should really check these out. Especially for $16.90 a piece for the toro, which by Davidoff standards is a steal, you really can’t go wrong.

Contest time!

Win the sampler I showed in the video!  All you have to do is this.  Each one of these you do is one entry into the contest so each person could get 4 entries into the contest!

  • Like this video’s post on Facebook
  • Share it
  • Retweeting the StogieReview’s tweet about the review.  Don’t forget to also add my twitter account (@Cigar_Ben) to the tweet so I know who retweeted it.
  • Comment on the review here

Contest ends two weeks from today.  Good luck!

 

 

 

Congratulations to our winner – Corey Zerbe!

Runner up winner – Jake Payne

 

37 thoughts on “Davidoff Nicaragua Toro – Contest time! – Winner Announced

  1. You 1%ers and your Davidoffs. 😀

    Nice review btw. Glad to see them coming out with something with a bit more oomph.

  2. I’ve only tried one Davidoff and it was a gift. From a friend that knew NOTHING of proper humidity and humidors… I’d like that to not be my only Davidoff experience.
    Great contest & good luck everyone!

  3. I would love to try these!! Always liked the Davidoff white labels, but was also curious of a Nicaraguan version. Can’t wait!

  4. great video, i guess this is another contest i wont be
    winning being that i dont have facebook do to the job that i have
    lol you guys and facebook ugh!!!!!!!!!!! cigar looks great and that
    night had to be a lot of fun. keep up the great work that you guys
    do thanks.

  5. nice video and review, seems like its been a while, these sound really good too bad they cost so much!!{for me anyways} awesome set.

  6. I simply cannot wait to try this stick… the presentation looks great and I’m excited to taste Davidoff quality Nica Puros! Thanks for the heads up!

  7. Really enjoyed the review and kudos for Davidoff for stepping up their game with an interesting sampler package (the triangle)

  8. Not sure if this will help me win this sampler but outside of winning this or being gifted a Davidoff I doubt I’ll ever have one for those prices I normally stray away. But great job looks amazing and sounds like a winner

  9. At a time when I’m considering taking a break to rest my palate… A new, intriguing and undeniable smoke arrives on the scene

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