Cigar Aficionado

Davidoff Grand Cru No. 2
No. 2
Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
43 43
Tasting Note
An oily little smoke the color of milk chocolate. It burns and draws evenly, showing earthy, grassy notes, but leaves the palate a bit chalky.
Size Corona
Ring Gauge 43
Length 5 5/8"
Filler Dom. Rep.
Binder Dom. Rep.
Wrapper Ecuador
Issue Cigar Aficionado – Feb 01, 2012
Price $13.70
More Reviews of this Cigar
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Oct 01, 2017 | Score: 87

First puffs of this light, tan corona are musty and soapy, but the mustiness fades to show notes of citrus and ginger before a mild, dry finish.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jun 01, 2016 | Score: 86

Slightly grayish in color, this woody smoke shows some notes of baking spice and a touch of mustiness before the herbal finish.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jun 01, 2015 | Score: 90

A lightly hued corona that starts with a damp earthy note that becomes floral and sweet with hints of espresso and carob. Balanced and clean.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Aug 01, 2014 | Score: 86

A slim cigar with a pigtail cap. Its predominantly green aftertaste suggests young tobacco. Some sweetness comes through intermittently.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Feb 01, 2011 | Score: 90

A solid corona with an oily, veiny wrapper and jagged cap. A slightly spicy starts develops into cedar, citrus and dried apple flavors. Flavorful and pleasant.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Apr 01, 2010 | Score: 86

Well constructed with perfect combustion and a tawny colored wrapper. A primarily woody tasting cigar with some occasional damp carboard notes.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Aug 01, 2009 | Score: 89

Covered in an almost veinless wrapper, this cigar is notably creamy, with nutty flavors and a toasty finish. A medium-bodied smoke.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jun 01, 2006 | Score: 87

A beautiful cigar with an inconsistent draw. It’s smooth no the palate, with light cream notes and good balance, if not much complexity. Mild.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Mar 01, 2003 | Score: 89

This tan corona has a coarse texture but a nice cap. The draw and burn are easy. It has earthy flavors, with hints of espresso and leather and sweet spice on the finish. Medium bodied.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Mar 01, 1998 | Score: 87

Beautifully made, with a pig-tail. It has a nice draw, with a nutty, musky flavor. It's peppery and creamy. Some sharp notes.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Sep 01, 1996 | Score: 88

This very firm cigar is smooth and silky. It burns well, filling the mouth with thick smoke. Medium-bodied, with hints of sweet fruit and some creamy notes. Slightly harsh on the finish.

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