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REVIEW | Davidoff Special "R"
Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic

Tasting Note: A mild to medium bodied cigar. It is well-balanced with some smooth flavors of nuts and toast, but there is a light grassy undertone.

  • Size: Robusto
  • Ring Gauge: 50
  • Length: 4 7/8"

  • Filler: Dom. Rep.
  • Binder: Dom. Rep.
  • Wrapper: U.S.A./Conn. Shade
  • Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Dec 01, 1998
  • Price: $12.40

More Reviews of This Cigar

Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Oct 01, 2003
Score: 85
A well-made cigar, save for the veins. It has tart cedar and light chocolate notes, framed by orange peels. Mild to medium bodied.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Feb 01, 2002
Score: 89
This cigar has good color and oils. It's woody and cedary, with notes of nuts, caramel and Scotch whisky.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Apr 01, 2001
Score: 88
An oily cigar with a chocolaty color. It burns well. The cigar is quite spicy and wheaty, with a nutty finish. Medium bodied.

Issue: Cigar Insider, Mar 01, 2000
Score: 85
A golden-brown robusto. It's powdery and grassy, with a musky finish. Some gummy notes.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Feb 01, 2000
Score: 85
A mild to medium bodied cigar. It has an light, herbal character with a hint of toastiness. There is some dryness on the finish.

Issue: Cigar Insider, Oct 01, 1997
Score: 89
This well-made cigar has a silky wrapper. The smoke is Light, leafy and herbal, and it has some creamy, sweet spiciness.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Dec 01, 1994
Score: 87
A cigar with some solid spice notes, but it has a bit of sourness on the finish and a dry wood character. Scored 91 in Vol. 1, No. 1.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Sep 01, 1992
Score: 91
The R looks rich and delicious. It shows complex aromas and flavors with lots of nutty, coffee character and a silky texture.

Cigar Aficionado's 100-Point Scale
  • Classic: 95-100
  • Outstanding: 90-94
  • Very good to excellent: 80-89
  • Average to good commercial quality: 70-79
  • Don't waste your money: 0-69
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