In June, Davidoff announced a new series said to display some of the most premium blends from Davidoff’s head Master Blender, Eladio Diaz, made to celebrate his own birthdays.

These Master Selection Series cigars have been crafted by our Head Master Blender, Eladio Diaz, to satisfy the most demanding cigar aficionado in the world – himself. His agreement to release a few of these six very personal and delightful blends that he has been creating to mark his very own birthdays is a treat for Davidoff. These are simply the finest cigars, worthy of the most special of occasions: time superbly filled for those who have the chance and privilege to taste these cigars.Charles Awad, Senior Vice President – Chief Marketing Officer at Oettinger Davidoff AG

Davidoff released the first two cigars of the series (Master Selection Series 2013 and 2016) in June and is now prepared to ship the next two blends: Master Selection Series 2010 and 2011.

Davidoff Master Selection Series cigars

Master Selection Series 2010

The cigar is a blend of ten-year-old Dominican filler tobaccos Piloto Ligero, San Vicente Ligero and San Vicente Visus, combined with a Semilla A Seco and Estelí Visus from Nicaragua. It comes in a Dominican wrapper with a Negro San Andrés binder from Mexico. It’s the blend of ten-year-old tobaccos in combination with the Nicaraguan filler tobaccos that gives this cigar its cut wood flavor and a distinct sweetness that lingers on the lips, making this a delightfully pleasant cigar.

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Strength: 3 out of 5

  • Wrapper: Dominican
  • Binder: Mexican Negro San Andrés
  • Filler:
    • Dominican (Piloto Ligero | San Vicente Ligero | San Vicente Visus)
    • Nicaragua (Semilla A Seco | Estelí Visus)
  • Factory: Cigars Davidoff (Dominican Republic)
  • Production: Limited
  • Packaging: 10-ct boxes
  • Vitola: 6″ x 52 Toro
  • Price: $35.00 (MSRP)
  • Release: August, 2017 (Sold at Appointed Davidoff Merchants)

Master Selection Series 2011

The cigar is a blend of Nicaraguan Estelí Ligero, Semilla A Visus, San Vicente Ligero and San Vicente Mejorado Visus, and Piloto Volado. The binder is Negro San Andrés from Mexico, and the wrapper a “Habano” Ecuador from Ecuador. This striking, daring blend makes this cigar particularly fun to enjoy, with its pronounced stimulation at the back of the palate. It’s also sweet, with a clean aftertaste.

Strength: 3.5 out of 5

  • Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano
  • Binder: Mexican Negro San Andrés
  • Filler: Nicaraguan Estelí Ligero | Semilla A Visus | San Vicente Ligero | San Vicente Mejorado Visus | Piloto Volado
  • Factory: Cigars Davidoff (Dominican Republic)
  • Production: Limited
  • Packaging: 10-ct boxes
  • Vitola: 6″ x 52 Toro
  • Price: $35.00 (MSRP)
  • Release: August, 2017 (Sold at Flagship Davidoff Locations)

Davidoff’s Master Selection Series are made in limited quantities and are sold exclusively at either flagship Davidoff locations or appointed Davidoff merchants (with some blends only being sold in Davidoff’s home country of Switzerland). For this, the second release of the series, the 2010 blend is being sold at appointed Davidoff merchants and the 2011 blend is offered at flagship Davidoff locations (such as Davidoff of Geneva since 1911 – Tampa).

About Davidoff’s Master Blender Eladio Diaz

With one of the finest palates in the world, he is the Davidoff Master Blender and the creator of the most famous Davidoff blends. Having worked with tobacco from an early age, he is passionate about cigars and has developed an unsurpassed expertise that is widely acclaimed in the cigar world. No one could summarise his achievements and success in life better than Eladio himself—

As a young boy, I had great dreams but small gifts. Later in my career, I created my own favourite cigars to celebrate every year of what is my life and passion today.Eladio Diaz, Davidoff Master Blender

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