Cigar Review: Super Selection 12

Super Selection 12 by Davidoff

Super Selection 12 by Davidoff

I know the cigars I have smoked lately have been a little repetitive due to the fact I recently went to the Davidoff of Geneva shop on Madison Avenue in New York City. Today’s smoke was a cigar shown to me by the General Manager, Michael Herklots who I first made acquaintance with on Twitter. The cigar is one that was not on my radar but after hearing Michael rave about it I had to give it a try. According to the Davidoff website, “The Super Selection is a true one of a kind cigar. As tastes change we have been able to bring to market new cigars that match these fuller, stronger tastes. The Super Selection series is a power blend that has an inviting and seductive aroma. By forgoing the creative process of band and box artwork, the time to bring this blend to the store has been greatly shortened. Available only from the Davidoff Shop in New York; we can assure you that this product meets Davidoff quality and integrity requirements.”

Cigar: Super Selection by Davidoff
Size: 5 x 50 (Robusto)
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Sungrown
Binder: Domincan Olor
Filler: Nicaraguan, Dominican Ligero
Strength: Medium

Appearance and Construction (17/20): This sungrown wrapper has a significant amount of veins throughout. The foot of the smoke appears to be a little bit loosely packed but the remained of the cigar has no soft spots. The roll of the cigar isn’t seamless and the wrapper lines are well defined. The cap of the cigar is well done on this band-less cigar that has a no frills appearance about it.

Flavor & Notes (27/30): Like just about all Davidoff cigars the prelight notes are very earthy with notes of grass and hay which match the notes off the foot of the cigar. The first third of the cigar has an underlying sweetness to it, but the primary notes here are nuts and a mild coffee. As we smoke the second third of the cigar there is still a slight sweetness mixed in with some earth. There is some spice present as well, especially through the nose. The final third of the cigar has a nice buttery sweetness on the finish.

Burn/Ash/Draw (22/25): The burn of the cigar is slightly jagged but nothing that gets out of control. The light colored ash is flaky and does not hold on strong so keep those ash trays handy. The draw offered some resistance, but it wasn’t annoying.

Overall (22/25): This value smoke from Davidoff, yes value smoke at $9.00 is a nice every day smoke for those who don’t mind dropping the $9.00. It smokes like a Davidoff and offers a piece of The Good Life.

Rating: 88
Price: $9.10 a stick at Davidoff

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