Cigar Aficionado

Davidoff Nicaragua Toro
Corona Gorda
93
points
Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
54 54
Medium
Medium
Tasting Note
Floral notes add some complexity to this elegantly rolled sweet-and-salty toro. It develops profound coffee and leather flavors that recur on the long, smooth finish.
Body Medium
Size Corona Gorda
Ring Gauge 54
Length 5 1/2"
Filler Nicaragua
Binder Nicaragua
Wrapper Nicaragua
Issue Cigar Insider – Aug 13, 2013
Price $16.50
More Reviews of this Cigar
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Dec 01, 2013 | Score: 93

Floral notes add some complexity to this elegantly rolled sweet-and-salty toro. It develops profound coffee and leather flavors that recur on the long, smooth finish.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jan 01, 2013 | Score: 95

Davidoff cigars have been made in the Dominican Republic under the watchful eye of Hendrik Kelner since the early 1990s, and the vast majority of those cigars have been a mild- to medium-bodied blend of locally grown filler and binder leaves wrapped with creamy, light Connecticut-seed tobacco. With today's cigar aficionados having developed a tremendous appetite for Nicaraguan cigars, Davidoff's new leaders aimed at expanding their footprint, and Nicaraguan tobacco became the target. But rather than opening its own factory in Nicaragua, or contracting out a brand, the Davidoff team opted to make a different move and import tobacco from Nicaragua to its Dominican factory. There, they used tried-and-true construction and quality control methods to bring an entirely new taste profile to the venerable Davidoff brand. The result is Davidoff Nicaragua, the most exciting cigars from Davidoff in many years. The cigar line launched in the middle of 2013 to great fanfare, with three sizes: Robusto, Short Corona and Toro. The Toro was our favorite, showing complexity, elegance and balance, with floral notes, hints of coffee and leather and a very long finish. This is a beautiful, elegant smoke that's a worthy addition to the storied Davidoff name.

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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