585. Davidoff Cuba No. 1 Vintage 1985

Gifted by a friend.

Location: This review was made indoors in Mellgrens Fine Tobacco’s cigar lounge.

Information:
Wrapper: Cuba
Binder: Cuba
Filler: Cuba
Discontinued in 1991.

Size: 7.5×38, Long Panetela (Laguito No. 1)

Wrapper: Hazelnut, smooth and oily with small protruding veins.

Construction: Fairly firm and even feel when lightly squeezed.

Cold draw: Very light hints of cedarwood.

1st third: Starts with a toasted bread, bitter almonds and a light hint of cedarwood.

2nd third: Light white pepper notes steps forward tingling my lips in the aftertaste. Overall it keeps uniform from part 1.

Burn: Burns sharp with a firm and fairly stable crisp white ash.

Smoke: Voluminous smoke with a cool feeling on the tongue and a medium light draw.

3rd third: It looses the almond note and instead turns into a balsamic tart and sweet note. While still retaining the bread base. The aftertaste is still visited by both white pepper and cedarwood, playing well together in the background.

Duration: 21:40-23:20, 1h 40min.

Conclusion: A mild bodied cigar with a mild strength profile. I think it has past its peak and is a couple of years already on its downfall. So if you plan to smoke one of these in your lifetime it’s highly time to do so before they are all gone with no taste left.

Result: In my book this is an 91 point cigar.

/Cigar Reviewer André

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