Davidoff Nicaragua Diadema

Davidoff Nicaragua Diadema

Rank: 3
Rating: 95
Price: $22.60
Made By: Cigars Davidoff
Factory Location: Dom. Rep.
Dimensions: 6 1/2" by 50 ring gauge
Filler: Nicaragua
Binder: Nicaragua
Wrapper: Nicaragua
Strength: Medium-Full

It was quite the revelatory moment in Davidoff’s history when the company went completely off script and introduced the Nicaragua line nearly 10 years ago. For decades, Davidoff was known for producing milder cigars with Dominican tobacco and light, Connecticut-seed wrappers. But then, in 2013, for the first time in its history, Davidoff launched a cigar made entirely of Nicaraguan tobacco. Made in the Dominican Republic to Davidoff’s exacting standards of construction, the cigars were given a black label—another stark change to the brand identity—and suddenly, Davidoff occupied a whole new space in the cigar world. 

Shortly after the brand was released, Davidoff added to the line by creating a figurado shape called the Diadema. The blend was already bold to begin with, but the tapers and curves of the Diadema seem to sharpen this already tasty assemblage of tobacco, bringing the overall smoking experience into better focus. Precise notes of red fruit, walnut and maple syrup enhance the rich core of nutmeg with more levels of complexity. It’s as sophisticated in character as it is in appearance, and consists of tobacco from Nicaragua’s major growing regions: Estelí, Condega, Jalapa and the volcanic island of Ometepe.