Cigar Dojo’s collaboration with Davidoff Cigars aims to capture the fuller side of Davidoff, with Master Blender Eladio Díaz hand-selecting some of the company’s most premium tobaccos. Traditionally, cigars bearing Davidoff’s famous “White Label” are mild in character, using Dominican fillers and an Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper. But with the Davidoff Cigar Dojo Exclusive 2018, the cigars feature an entirely custom blend, boosted with Davidoff’s signature Yamasá tobacco (binder), as well as a full-flavored Ecuadorian Habano wrapper.
Being Cigar Dojo’s most expensive collaboration to date, packaging was stripped down to a minimalistic format (for Davidoff’s standards), allowing the cigars to showcase Davidoff’s top-tier tobaccos without entering the $25 to $35 price range. The cigars are rolled in a singular toro vitola chosen by Eladio Díaz and packaged 10 to a box. Each wooden, hinge-lid box showcases the Cigar Dojo *Insignia* logo on the box lid, as well as the standard Dojo logo on the lid’s interior. Only 5,000 cigars have been rolled, with each box of 10 cigars (500 total) offering a numbered seal.
Davidoff Cigar Dojo Exclusive 2018 provides a creamy, nutty aroma at the start, building to sweet notes of caramel, corn, and hazelnut, with hints of ginger spice. The Ecuadorian wrapper contributes to the extremely smooth and aromatic retro-hale, creating a cigar with an exceptionally clean finish and palate-pleasing stimulations of sweetness, spiciness, and bitterness. The combination of wrapper, filler, and binder creates a complex transition in the second and final thirds, showing a creamy aroma with sweet notes of chocolate and salted caramel, and an intensified retro-hale with heightened spice and wood-like notes.
Davidoff Cigar Dojo Exclusive 2018 Breakdown
- Wrapper: Habano Ecuador
- Binder: Yamasá (Dominican Republic)
- Filler: Dominican Republic
- Factory: Cigars Davidoff (Dominican Republic)
- Production: Limited Edition (5,000 cigars)
- Vitola: 6” x 52 (Toro)
- Price: $20.00 (MSRP)
- Flavor: Medium-Full
- Strength: Medium
- Body: Medium
- White Pepper
- Caramel Corn
- White Chocolate
- Salted Caramel
- Smoke Time: 1 hour, 48 minutes
- Pairing Recommendation: Wheatwine ale, Champagne, Pour-over coffee (light-to-medium roast), Old fashioned cocktail, Wheated bourbon (neat)
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