Davidoff has announced plans to continue their exploration of Nicaraguan tobaccos, with a new project titled Nicaragua Box Pressed. Beginning in 2013 with the Davidoff Nicaragua, the brand has expanded their blending efforts to include more worldly experiences, focusing on regions outside of the Dominican Republic—this was reaffirmed in 2015 with the Davidoff Escurio, showcasing a similar look and focusing on a Brazilian profile.
As with 2013’s Davidoff Nicaragua, the cigars feature a fully Nicaraguan puro blend, this time aiming for a spicier profile which the brand has described as being “bitter sweet”. The blend utilizes all four major growing regions of Nicaragua, boasting an amped up ligero leaf from Estelí and a more bold, rich, Nicaraguan Habano Oscuro wrapper (compared to the Davidoff Nicaragua).
But perhaps most interesting of all is the use of a box-pressed vitola for the first time in Davidoff’s history. There will be two sizes at launch (5″x48 Robusto & 6″x52 Toro), both featuring the new box-pressed shape. The cigars have been slated for a late March, 2016 release.
Davidoff Nicaragua Box Pressed Breakdown
- Wrapper: Nicaraguan Habano Oscuro
- Binder/Filler: Estelí Ligero | Jalapa, Ometepe & Condega
- Vitolas: Robusto (5″ x 48 box-pressed) | Toro (6″ x 52 box-pressed)
- Expected release: Late March, 2016