Davidoff Puro d’Oro Gorditos – Cigar Review

Earlier last year, Davidoff announced they were making some a few cuts to their cigar portfolio. One of those lines that will be taking a seat on the bench is the Davidoff Puro D’Oro, a cigar that has been in production since 2010. Considering these are going by the wayside, I figured it would be a good time to give the Puro D’Oro another try while I still can.

What am I smoking?

Cigar Review: Davidoff Puro D’Oro Gorditos
Country of Origin: Dominican Republic
Factory: Tabadom
Wrapper: Yamasa (Dominican Republic)
Binder: Dominican Republic
Filler: Dominican Republic
Length: 3.75 Inches
Ring Gauge: 58
Power: 5 / 10

Packaging & Design

The Davidoff Puro D’Oro line of cigars come packaged in white decorative boxes. The cabinet style boxes are much smaller than most of their white label counterparts that are typically packaged in wider boxes. Originally in 2010 when the cigars made their debut, they only came with a gold foot band. After consumers voiced their opinions about them not having a primary band to showcase the Davidoff name, the company decided to add one. It’s nothing fancy, but it looks good. Both bands are solid gold in color with embossed letters.

First Impressions

These are a great looking cigar. The wrapper is slightly oily, bringing out the mahogany color of the tobacco. On top, there is a very small pigtail cap fitted over the head. Veins and seems are nearly invisible, giving it a clean and consistent look.

Once I cut off the little pigtail, the cold draw offered up flavors of sweet aged tobacco with a small amount of barnyard and straw. The draw is a little easier to pull through than some of their other sizes, but I’m sure it will work in favor of this large ring gauge cigar to help cool the burn down.

The Smoke

As I was toasting the Davidoff Puro D’Oro, I noticed it had a unique aroma; a combination of soft mulch and driftwood. The Yamasa wrapper is something Davidoff took ten years to perfect, and I think that’s where these aromas are coming from. After smoking nearly an inch down, it’s evident that they used their time wisely. Flavors of light roasted coffee beans and citrus stand out, complimented by a light sensation of pepper through the nose.

After about 30 minutes, I’m approaching the midpoint of this cigar. The flavor has remained mostly consistent, but seems to have become fuller in body. Notes of cocoa powder begin to appear, and the citrus note I was getting in the beginning is starting to fade. There is a slight barnyard flavor on the back end of the finish, but fades quickly. The burn line started to get a bit wavy, but corrected itself after another inch.

Finishing up on this stubby little guy, and things are going pretty good. I neglected the cigar for a few minutes because I was caught up in conversation, so I did have to relight it once. But I was impressed how it seemed to pick up right where I left off. Notes of leather made an appearance, backed up by a solid flavor of sweet aged tobacco and white pepper.

Final Thoughts

The Davidoff Puro D’Oro Deliciosos was an easy going and quick smoke, burning for right around 75 minutes until I put it down. I enjoy this size, but I prefer the Eminentes vitola the most. Each cigar in this line has it’s own specific blend, rather than adjusting ratios as most companies do. Davidoff took the time to make sure each one was its own unique experience. I’m sad to see them go, as these are one of my most frequented smokes by Davidoff. If you’re a collector, or just a fan of this cigar, I’d recommend picking up a box or two before they go away for good.

Rating: 91
Price: $15.89 / $372.99


Davidoff Puro d’Oro

Davidoff Puro d’Oro Burn

Davidoff Puro d’Oro Finish


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