Davidoff Year of the Pig is a limited edition release created to celebrate the next year in the Chinese calendar. As the previous releases, this limited production dresses a second red band, showing the year and the name, in golden characters. This years run is limited to 9,300 boxes, each containing 10 cigars.

The blend includes tobacco from four different countries. The wrapper is an Ecuadorian Habano 2000, over a Mexican San Andres binder. The filler is made up of five different types of tobacco. More specificaly: Olor/Piloto Hybrid Viso, Piloto Seco and Piloto Viso, all from the Dominican Republic; Condega Seco and Estelí Ligero from Nicaragua.

Country of Origin: Dom. Rep.
Size: 56 x 152 mm (6“)
Wrapper: Ecuador Habano
Binder: Mexico San Andres
Filler: Dom. Republic, Nicaragua
Price: €36

The Davidoff Year of the Pig is dressed in a  Colorado Maduro wrapped, oily and smooth to the touch. Construction is excellent.

Davidoff Year of the Pig: unlit, it reveals hints of barnyard and cocoa. The opening brings notes of nuts, mainly walnut, to the palate.

The first third continues with walnut, joined in the background by earth, with a sweet spice in the aftertaste. The flavor profile is deep and structured and strength just slightly above medium (3.5/5).

The second third turns to cocoa and vegetable nuances. Spices are still present in the background and the green pepper is well perceivable. Reaching the hald, the cigar delivers a mix of cocoa, earth and seasoned wood. Strength increases, becoming medium to full (4/5).

In the last third, cocoa, earth and intense notes of nuts, mainly walnut, get developed. Approaching the finale, the spics intensify, enriched by piquant peaks. Strength remains constant (4/5).

Overall, the Davidoff Year of the Pig is a structured smoke, with a deep flavor profile. Pair this with a pronounced complexity and you have an excellent smoke.

Rating: 94

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