Cigar Review: Big Papi by David Ortiz

Basic Information:

Name – Big Papi by David Ortiz

Manufacturer – Tabacalera El Artista Cigars

Size – Toro

Wrapper – Ecudorian Habano Claro

Tobacco Blend – Dominican Republic and Nicaragua

Pricing – $11.10

Body – Medium


The cigar is beautifully done with reddish tints to a nice milk chocolate brown wrapper. This stick has minimal veins, tight seams and is finished with a triple cap.


Aroma – Cedar and Nuts

Type of Cut –  Straight

Cold Draw – I get some green vegetal notes and nuts.

After Toast:

First Third – Nutty notes and spice kick this stick off with a peppery finish. Creamy notes come into the mix and really blend beautifully with the profile. Smooth as it gets so far. Burn is sharp and ash is holding strong.

Second Third – The nuts, spice and cream carry over into this third remaining pretty consistent. Burn remains sharp and the ash fell off right before the mid point of the cigar.

Final Third – The spice really kicks up a notch here with a nice cedar and nutty flavors to follow. The pepper also turned up a few dials on the palate. Nice bold ending much like how David Ortiz is clutch at bats!

Suggested Pairing:

Scotch – Johnny Walker Green Label

Wine – Castello di Amorosa Gioia Rosato di SangiovesePine Ridge Napa Valley Cabernet or Chateau Paloumey Haut Medoc

Overall Experience:

Big Papi by David Ortiz is a homerun.  Great to see this partnership between Tabacalera El Artista and David Ortiz to bring a product that represent their roots. A great mix of bold flavors in this cigar to really give your palate a treat. Its not over powering, but its not mild either so all cigar guys are going to like this. I would recommend trying one of these to anyone who loves cigars.


Cigar Aficionado – N/A

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