There are a small handful of cigar brands that occupy the “premium” category at cigars shops, and Davidoff is certainly one. On the higher end of the spectrum in cost, Davidoff cigars are definitely a treat. For me, it’s their construction that help exhibit that “premium” quality, and I love their soft, smooth wrappers.
As you can see, the Aniversario No. 3 displays its own beautiful, soft wrapper. On lighting the cigar, there’s a taste of woody spice, with a creamy note on the exhale. Wrapped in an Ecuador wrapper and filled and bound with Dominican tobacco, the Aniversario has a mild profile initially, but builds quite a bit into a medium-to-full-bodied smoke over time.
At about the halfway point, the woodiness is replaced by chocolate, which is the primary profile until the end, with continues spice notes on occasion, too. As expected, the Aniversario smoked well, and remained flavorful and enjoyable until I was finished — definitely a treat for a special occasion, though if your budget allows, a great Dominican cigar for regular smoking.
I smoked a Aniversario No. 3 size, a 6″x50 Toro that will run you about $24. The Aniversario is available by the box from Davidoff Geneva.