Davidoff Year of the Pig is a limited edition release created to celebrate the next year in the Chinese calendar. As the previous releases, this limited production dresses a second red band, showing the year and the name, in golden characters. This years run is limited to 9,300 boxes, each containing 10 cigars.
The blor/Piloto Hybrid Viso, Piloto Seco and Piloto Viso, all from the Dominican Republic; Condega Seco and Estelí Ligero from Nicaragua.
• Country of Origin: Dom. Rep.
• Size: 56 x 152 mm (6“)
• Wrapper: Ecuador Habano
• Binder: Mexico San Andres
• Filler: Dom. Republic, Nicaragua
• Price: €36
The Davidoff Year of the Pig is dressed in a Colorado Maduro wrapped, oily and smooth to the touch. Construction is excellent.
Davidoff Year of the Pig: unlit, it reveals hints of barnyard and cocoa. The opening brings notes of nuts, mainly walnut, to the palate.
The first third continues with walnut, joined in the background by earth, with a sweet spice in the aftertaste. The flavor profile is deep and structured and strength just slightly above medium (3.5/5).
The second third turns to cocoa and vegetable nuances. Spices are still present in the background and the green pepper is well perceivable. Reaching the hald, the cigar delivers a mix of cocoa, earth and seasoned wood. Strength increases, becoming medium to full (4/5).
In the last third, cocoa, earth and intense notes of nuts, mainly walnut, get developed. Approaching the finale, the spics intensify, enriched by piquant peaks. Strength remains constant (4/5).
Overall, the Davidoff Year of the Pig is a structured smoke, with a deep flavor profile. Pair this with a pronounced complexity and you have an excellent smoke.