Cigar Aficionado

Davidoff Special "R"
Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
50 50
Tasting Note
The R looks rich and delicious. It shows complex aromas and flavors with lots of nutty, coffee character and a silky texture.
Size Robusto
Ring Gauge 50
Length 4 7/8"
Filler Dom. Rep.
Binder Dom. Rep.
Wrapper U.S.A./Conn. Shade
Issue Cigar Aficionado – Sep 01, 1992
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 Aficionado: Dec 01, 1998 | Score: 86

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.

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.

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
100-Point Scale