Davidoff Gran Cru Robusto Cigar Review

In the realm of cigars, the Davidoff Gran Cru Robusto stands as a testament to the artistry of blending, drawing inspiration from Zino Davidoff’s fascination with the world of wines. Much like the meticulous selection process in winemaking, this cigar boasts a blend of the finest tobacco leaves carefully chosen, resulting in an experience akin to savoring a fine vintage.

At first glance, the Gran Cru Robusto captivates with its beautiful golden brown hue, a hallmark of its Ecuador Connecticut wrapper. The surface is velvety smooth, exuding an oily sheen that promises a luxurious smoking experience. However, some STARS noted a minor flaw in the application of the cap, a small imperfection amidst an otherwise impeccable construction.

As the flame meets the foot, the Gran Cru Robusto unveils its complexity with each draw. Initial notes of cedar come alive, accompanied by a delightful nuttiness as Mr. J would say, “Like licking the inside of a peanut shell”. A subtle interplay of white pepper and hay, a signature Davidoff flavor, adds depth, while hints of toasted bread and a gentle pepper undertone round out this captivating act.

Transitioning into the second act, the flavor profile evolves gracefully, introducing nuances of raisin sweetness and the comforting warmth of black tea. A touch of lemon zest adds a refreshing zest, while notes of salted butter evoke a sense of indulgence. Amidst this addition of flavors, cedar and nuttiness persist, serving as familiar anchors in the journey of indulgence.

As the final third unfolds, the Gran Cru Robusto reaches its crescendo, delivering a final blast of sweetness and cedar that lingers on the palate. Floral undertones, reminiscent of black tea from the second third, intertwine with bursts of citrus, adding a vibrant dimension to the experience. A subtle dash of pepper spice provides a satisfying conclusion, leaving a lasting impression.

In summary, the Davidoff Gran Cru Robusto is a masterful composition that captivates the senses with its exquisite flavor notes and solid draw. While the majority of STARS lauded its impeccable construction and delightful taste, a few noted a lack of strength for their preference and minor construction issues which affected the group’s overall score.

Overall Score: 90.50 out of 100

Overall Strength Score: 3.25 out of 10

Davidoff Gran Cru RobustoThis blind review (Cigar #9-D) was conducted by the Cigar Review Team comprising SamF , Tyler Ceola, James Elliott, Rick Galletta, JB Smith, Rob Brown, Hudson’s Herf, and George Hillman.

Price: $25.79 per single, $102.40 per pack of 4, $640 per box of 25


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