The other day I decided to have a cigar in the shop where it all started for me. The Humidor located at 9212 3rd Avenue in Brooklyn, NY is a neighborhood cigar shop with an eclectic group of people and a great selection of cigars. The Humidor will always have a place in my heart and while smoking with the former owner of the shop the current owner, Angelo gifted me with some of the new Davidoff Puro d’Oro. This was a case of being at the right place at the right time. So Angelo I thank you for your generosity and your welcoming me back into the shop where it all began.
According to Davidoff they have made a triumphant return to their cigar making roots with the release of the new Puro d’Oro series. In keeping with timeless traditions, the Puro d’Oro is comprised of select all-Dominican tobaccos featuring the exclusive Davidoff Yamasa Wrapper. Available in four traditional formats, all are finished with a pigtail cap and a gold foot ring embossed with the format name. The classic Davidoff 1940’s stye packaging stays true to its origins with each cabinet box containing a 25-cigar wheel wrapped in a white silk ribbon. The first “puro” ever produced by Davidoff the Puro d’Oro series a crowning achievement in a long aand storied legacy of passion and luxury.
Cigar: Davidoff Puro d’Oro
Size: 4 7/8 x 38 (Sublime)
Wrapper: Dominican Yamasa
Appearance and Construction: The Puro d’Oro features a Yamasa wrapper. Yamasa is the region in which the newest Dominican farm is located. According to the Good Life Diaries this is near Bonao. The wrapper has a few veins but only one really stood out and should not effect the overall quality of the cigar. The cap of the cigar features a classic looking pig tail. This small sublime cigar features a foot that was a little looser then I would like, but nothing to bad.
Flavor & Notes : Due to the size of the cigar I am not going to break it down into thirds. I will save this for when I get a more traditional size to smoke. Like most cigars produced by Davidoff this cigar has the classic Hendrik Kelner profile on the prelight draw of earthy notes consisting of hay, grass and straw with similar notes off of the foot. One lit the Davidoff Puro d’Oro has a buttery smoothness and a slight kick to it. There are some wood notes through the nose that I liken to the smell of a wood burning fireplace. There is also an underlying sweetness present that compliments the wood and earthy notes making this one delicious cigar with a slight anise on the finish.
Smoking Characteristics: I was a little concerned the sublime would smoke a little too fast but for the size it lasted well. All the samples I had burned well with a nice ash that held on well even with the small size. The draw was perfect and for the size it produced a nice amount of smoke.
Conclusion: This is not really a size I smoke so it was difficult for me to review. I will follow it up in a few weeks with another review of a more traditional size. The Yamasa wrapper provides a nice new smoking experience and is one that I think most cigar smokers will enjoy a lot.