Cigar Aficionado

Davidoff Grand Cru No. 2
Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
43 43
Tasting Note
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.
Body Medium
Size Corona
Ring Gauge 43
Length 5 5/8"
Filler Dom. Rep.
Binder Dom. Rep.
Wrapper U.S.A./Conn. Shade
Issue Cigar Insider – Mar 01, 2003
Price $10.70
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, 2012 | Score: 87

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.

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, 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