Name – Davidoff Yamasa
Producer – Davidoff Cigar
Size – Toro
Wrapper – Dominican
Tobacco Blend – Dominican
Pricing – $21.50
Body – Medium – Full
Double banded. The first band is black with silver font. Band two is red with silver font and a black border with YAMASA and a star clearly depicted on it. The cigar is a dark tan in color with some marbling. There are some visible veins and the seams are invisible. Cigar is triple capped.
Aroma – Sweet, Tangy Cedar, Spices and natural tobacco.
Type of Cut – V-Cut
Cold Draw – Cedar, Spice and Fig
First third – Flavors of rich earth, cocoa and spice begin this stick with pepper on the back. Few minutes in, a light coffee note enters this mix of cocoa and spice. Pepper amps up too. Nice tickle on the back of the throat from this one. Burn is perfect. Ash is light gray and fell at the 2-inch mark.
Second Third – The spice is the main note with the cocoa becoming the second in this third. Palate is still being hit with pepper nonstop on this stick. Really nice bold flavors. Burn is perfect.
Final Third – Baking spices still hit the palate first in this third, but a slight tangy citrus and red grape component come forth followed by cocoa, earth and pepper. Really interesting finish. Burn remained perfect.
Wine – Domaine Serene Pinot Noir
Scotch – Johnny Walker Double Blue
The Davidoff Yamasa by Davidoff Cigar was about as perfect an experience as you can get smoking a cigar. Some good bold complexity to this stick to keep you interested and smooth transitions. Price point is high, but if you’re looking for something in the luxury level, this would be a good choice.
Cigar Aficionado – 86pts.
About Davidoff Cigar: http://davidoff.com/