Davidoff Cigars is releasing a special selection of six unique blends, all crafted by Davidoff’s head Master Blender, Eladio Diaz.
“These Master Selection Series cigars have been crafted by our head Master Blender, Eladio Diaz, to satisfy the most demanding cigar aficionado in the world–himself,” explained Charles Awad, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at Oettinger Davidoff AG. “His agreement to release a few of these six very personal and delightful blends that he has been creating to mark his very own birthdays is a treat for Davidoff. These are simply the finest cigars, worthy of the most special of occasions: time superbly filled for those who have the chance and privilege to taste these cigars.”
Appointed Davidoff merchants and flagship stores will be getting different blends of this cigar. Here’s what you can expect form the Master Selection Series:
APPOINTED MERCHANTS EDITIONS
Blended with Nicaraguan tobaccos and a “Habano” Ecuador wrapper – The Series 2013. This cigar is a blend of Nicaraguan tobaccos: Estelí and Condega Visus, Piloto Visus, Piloto Seco and San Vicente Mejorado Visus in a Nicaragua binder with a “Habano” Ecuador wrapper from Ecuador. This beautiful cigar is intense with a strong, rich aftertaste. Spicy pepper flavors give way to sweet, creamy oak wood notes in the second third. Strength: 3.5 out of 5.
Blended with aged Dominican tobaccos and a Mexican binder – The Series 2010. The cigar is a blend of ten-year-old Dominican filler tobaccos Piloto Ligero, San Vicente Ligero and San Vicente Visus, combined with a Semilla A Seco and Estelí Visus from Nicaragua. It comes in a Dominican wrapper with a Negro San Andrés binder from Mexico. It’s the blend of ten-year-old tobaccos in combination with the Nicaraguan filler tobaccos that gives this cigar its cut wood flavor and a distinct sweetness that lingers on the lips, making this a delightfully pleasant cigar. Strength: 3 out of 5.
Blended with Dominican tobaccos and a “Habano” Ecuador wrapper – The Series 2007. The cigar is a blend of Dominican tobaccos: San Vicente Ligero, Piloto Seco, Hybrid Corojo/Olor Ligero and San Vicente Mejorado Visus bound in a Hybrid Olor/Piloto with a “Habano” Ecuador wrapper from Ecuador. Pepper and ginger flavors combine with oak wood to give this cigar its unique taste. Strength: 3 out of 5.
A mixture of Nicaraguan and Dominican tobaccos – The Series 2016. The cigar is a blend of Nicaraguan tobaccos: Estelí and Condega Visus, Piloto Visus, San Vicente Mejorado Visus and Piloto Mejorado Visus bound in San Vicente Mejorado and a Dominican wrapper. The sweet creaminess that this blend produces gives this cigar its delicious, exciting taste. Strength: 3 out of 5.
Blended with Nicaraguan tobaccos, a “Habano” Ecuador wrapper and Mexican binder – The Series 2011. The cigar is a blend of Nicaraguan Estelí Ligero, Semilla A Visus, San Vicente Ligero and San Vicente Mejorado Visus, and Piloto Volado. The binder is Negro San Andrés from Mexico, and the wrapper a “Habano” Ecuador from Ecuador. This striking, daring blend makes this cigar particularly fun to enjoy, with its pronounced stimulation at the back of the palate. It’s also sweet, with a clean aftertaste. Strength: 3.5 out of 5.
Blends from Nicaragua, Ecuador and Mexico in one Edition – The Series 2008. The cigar is a blend of A-Estelí Visus, Piloto Mejorado Ligero, SV Mejorado Ligero, Piloto Mejorado Visus and Piloto Visus bound in a Negro San Andrés binder with a “Habano” Ecuador wrapper. This blend produces a strong, robust and aromatic cigar. Pepper and spice notes combined with honey sweetness give it a powerful flavor. Strength: 4 out of 5.
Each cigar will come in Toro format measuring 6 x 52. The Master Selection will come packaged in elegant, simple, rustic, cabinet boxes of ten cigars. The year of each cigar’s creation will be featured on the cigar’s ring and each box will have a sticker displaying its own number and blend creation year.
The first Master Selection Series 2013 and 2016 will be available for a wide release at select Appointed Merchants and Flagship Stores in June. All other series will launch in August and September 2017. For all the latest news from Davidoff, visit davidoff.com.
Photos: © Oettinger Davidoff AG 2017