Nicaragua (Box Press) by Davidoff

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Price – $17

Beverage – Coffee/Bottled Water

Vitola – Box Pressed Toro (6 X 52)

Strength – Demi/Sly (2.5/4)

Rating – Rambo (7/10)

Composition:

Wrapper – Habana Oscuro

Binder – Habana Jalapa (Nicaraguan)

Filler – Ometepe, Condega, Esteli (Nicaraguan)

I was very excited to try the Nicaragua box pressed, so I bought one at Casa de Montecristo to smoke on the spot and kept one tucked away for a month for a re-visit before writing a review. Here are my thoughts:

1) Excellent draw with no wrapper issues. One issue I did have with both cigars I smoked were re-lights. Now with that said, I did smoke both cigars slow which could have contributed some, but the amount of times I had to relight did feel a bit excessive.

2) Not overly stout on the strength scale, but it isn’t light either.

3) The Nicaragua really shined and left its mark on me in the flavor department. On first light, I got some nice sweetness which captured my attention. You can also expect some pepper, earth, and cocoa notes throughout the cigar.

4) My smoke time was about an hour and twenty minutes for each cigar.

Now to the two questions:

1) Would I smoke it again? Yes

2) Would I give it humidor space? Yes

Davidoff cigars command premium prices and the box press Nicaragua is no exception. Bottom line, this is a good cigar and one that I would smoke and purchase again without hesitation.