The Nicaragua line by Davidoff was released in 2013. Launching cigars that were not from the Dominican Republic however took many fans of the brand by surprise.
The Nicaragua range has slowly earned a reputation for quality and finesse.
One should not expect less from Davidoff, the Nicaragua Robusto is beautifully presented with a silky wrapper, with almost no veins visible. The cigar has some weight to it and a premium feel to it.
I used a punch cutter and a butane lighter to light this cigar. In the beginning it was very mild, a bit too mild for my palate. It was not tasteless just mellow and delicate.
As the first third burned away it developed some nutty, hazelnut-like aromas. By the second third a slight leathery note appeared, the silky and restrained palate was there all along. By the final third this stick truly redeemed itself, more nutty flavours, a creamy texture that brought some nutmeg and burning cedar notes appeared.
By the time I nubbed the cigar a persistent black pepper note appear too. It was truly delightful.
This cigar does not come cheap however. For the same price you can get a premium Cuban. It takes its time to open up too. You should sit down and pay attention to it.
Recommended for those who have tried everything and look for something new.
Daniel Santiago is the owner of Jeffrey St Whisky and Tobacco in Edinburgh and writes monthly cigar reviews exclusively for AmateurDrammer.com
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