In recent years, Davidoff has slowly brought back many of their most acclaimed releases over their vast history, released under the Davidoff Vintage Blend series. In 2020, this included the Davidoff Special 53 Capa Dominicana, a cigar that first debuted in 2002, marking (at the time) achievements in Dominican tobacco agronomy, tobacco blending, and craftsmanship. The company first set out to craft a Dominican puro during the 1990s—a feat that was thought not possible at the time, as wrapper-grade tobacco had not yet been produced. Davidoff’s TabaDom agricultural operation then identified suitable growing regions, cultivated the land, and engineered hybrid seed varietals to accomplish the task. The leaves were rolled in a 53-gauge perfecto—a format that, likewise, had not been introduced at the time.
For 2020, the blend was recreated, boasting a host of Dominican leaves, sourced from wide-ranging varietals, primings, and growing regions. Additionally, all tobaccos throughout the cigar range from six-and-a-half to 10 years in age. This makes for a medium-bodied experience with a concentrated smoke onto the palate. Flavors are dialed in and deeply complex, hitting every region of the palate with tremendous balance, including highlight flavors of buttered molasses bread, subtle florals, cumin spice, and loads of cappuccino creaminess through the finish.
Davidoff Special 53 Capa Dominicana Breakdown
- Wrapper: Dominican Republic (aged 10 years)
- Binder: Dominican San Vicente Seco (aged 8 years)
- Filler: Dominican San Vicente Seco | Piloto Ligero | Olor Seco (aged 6½ years)
- Factory: Cigars Davidoff (Dominican Republic)
- Production: Limited Edition (9,700 boxes of 10 | 1,875 boxes of 5) (4,500 boxes for U.S.)
- Vitola: 6⅛” x 53 (Perfecto)
- Price: $32.00 (MSRP)