JC Newman

April 02, 2021

Davidoff Winston Churchill Limited Edition 2021 (6 x 52)

Video review HERE.

(Description taken from Cigar-coop.com website)

Davidoff has announced the release of the Davidoff Winston Churchill Limited Edition 2021. Davidoff Winston Churchill is a brand that pays homage to Sir Winston Churchill and with the Limited Edition 2021 release it highlights “Winston Churchill – The Commander.” The Limited Edition 2021 cigar will launch in February and be available at Davidoff Appointed Merchants and Flagship stores. Along with the cigar, an ashtray and lighter focused on the same theme will be released.

“Sir Winston Churchill was an exceptional man whose personality had so very many facets of brilliant talents, from statesman to commander, from author to painter – a unique character of its time. Usually, these personalities transform into mere history book figures, but not Sir Winston Churchill who still today is one of the most renowned and appraised public figures of the 20th century,” says Edward Simon, CMO at Oettinger Davidoff AG. “At Davidoff we are humbled and excited to bringing to life the many dimensions and stories of this incredible leader, artist and writer while Sir Winston keeps carrying such deep inspiration to the world of today.”

The Davidoff Winston Churchill Limited Edition 2021 will be offered in one format – a 6 x 52 Toro. The blend consists of an Ecuadorian wrapper, a Dominican Hybrid 257 Seco wrapper, and a combination of Dominican and Nicaraguan fillers. The cigars are packaged in 10-count boxes with a total production of 11,000 boxes slated. Price per cigar is $32.

Blend and Origin

Wrapper: Ecuadorian

Binder: Dominican Dominican Hybrid 257 Seco

Filler: Dominican (Piloto Ligero, Hybrid 20-20 Seco, San Vincente Mejorado Ligero, San Vincente Visus); Nicaraguan (Estelí Visus)

Country of Origin: Dominican Republic

Vitolas Offered

Toro: 6 x 52

The cigar is dark brown and has a very nice feel in the hand.

The test draw after cutting the cap was good. The initial flavors at light up were cedar, citrus, citrus peel, light leathery nutmeg, and an earthy black coffee. There was nice white pepper rated at 7 1/2. A nice sweet start.

At the first third (36 minutes) the cedar/citrus flavors are quite intense. There was light citrus peel. whiffs of lemon, quite a bit of leathery nutmeg, and a nice earthy black coffee base. The white pepper is up to an 8. The finish is sweet citrus with a little nutmeg and very good lingering white pepper. The cigar is medium bodied at this point. Very nice and interesting sweet notes. The cigar is excellent at this point. I rated the first third 95.

As I moved through the second third (1 hour 7 minutes) the cigar achieved a new level of sweetness. The citrus, cedar, and faint lemon notes are quite intense. The leathery nutmeg and black coffee rose a little bring the cigar in balance. There is still light citrus peel. The cigar has an element of richness and somewhat light buttery. The cigar is now medium to full bodied. The finish is unchanged. This cigar is intense in sweetness and overall flavors. I thought the cigar improved. I rated the second third 96.

The cigar lasted 1 hour 38 minutes. I felt very much about the cigar in the final third as I did in the first third. The nutmeg is now very creamy and has some leather aspects. The citrus and cedar sweetness is still very intense. The black coffee base is still very good. The white pepper is still at an intensity of 8. The cigar is now full bodied. The finish is nutmeg with some light citrus/cedar notes. The lingering white pepper is still very good. I rated the final third 95. Although quite pricey this is an excellent cigar.

Overall Score: 95.33

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