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Nicaragua (Box Press) by Davidoff


Price – $17

Beverage – Coffee/Bottled Water

Vitola – Box Pressed Toro (6 X 52)

Strength – Demi/Sly (2.5/4)

Rating – Rambo (7/10)


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.

Winston Churchill By Davidoff


Guest review by Brock

Rating – (6) Sabotage
Strength – (2-3) Demi
Vitola – Churchill
Price – $17
Wrapper – Habano
Binder – San Andres Negro (Mexican)
Filler – Dominican
Drink – Water

This cigar was recommended to me by a friend who claimed it was a game changer. I thought, “for the price, it better be!”. I decided to smoke it tonight¬†since there was good basketball game on. The cigar lit and burned well. The start was pretty mild, but as it progressed I began to taste more of the complex flavor patterns. I smoked this cigar down to a nub. If I had to compare it to another smoke, I would say it is like a higher end version of the Esteli by Willy Herrera. I really enjoyed it. “Why didn’t you rank it higher?”, you might ask. Well, I think for the price it should blow me away and I just wasn’t. With all of that being said, I probably wouldn’t buy this again and I wouldn’t give it humidor space solely because of the price.¬†