The draw on the Belicoso was fantastic. The diminishing ring gauge on the tapered head really added for a great experience with the cigar. You got that concentrated flavor profile and smoke, which is always a plus. It is typically not a vitola of my liking, but Davidoff does well with its tapered Torpedos/Belicosos.
I have been a fan of the Florida Sun Grown tobacco since I first smoked it. Having the opportunity to smoke it on its own has helped in recognizing and appreciating the tobacco. Also, talking about it and smoking it with Jeff Borysiewicz in person has led to me really loving it in blends. It is strong tobacco, and is very noticeable with the earth, mineral and smoky qualities that come with it. The use of the tobacco with Davidoff is an interesting pairing, because it is not a paring you would expect to see. Because of that, it is a Davidoff like no other. The Davidoff Florida Selection 2018 Limited Edition might be one of the most unique Davidoffs I have smoked and also the strongest. The cigar builds in complexity of flavors and strength as it progresses and it is in the second third that it smokes its best. If this cigar smoked like it did in the second third throughout, I think it might be one of the best cigars I smoked all year. But, that is not the case. It grew in the first third to what it would be, but in the final third the Florida tobacco just dominated. I think this is the best national release of cigars that have used Florida tobacco, but not the best blend. I think Corona has some incredible offerings with the tobacco in the blend, but those are only available there. With that being said, definitely a Davidoff worth smoking. Seeing them work with tobacco like this shows that they are a talented company that can use tobacco from all over. Again, the second third of this cigar is marvelous.