The draw on this cigar was great through the first two thirds. Right at the end it got a little warm, but there wasn’t much left of the cigar so that is understandable. A nice bit of smoke was being produced with each puff, and the draw was fairly concentrated and cool throughout.
I am a very big fan of Ecuadorian Sumatra offerings. I think it is a tremendous wrapper that delivers great flavors when it is used correctly and grown well. It is a wrapper that has not been present for sometime on a lot of blends, also not as popular as it once was and the offerings that have been released with the wrapper never lived up to the level that I hoped/wanted. The Davidoff Gusto delivers what I love about Ecuadorian Sumatra offerings and while it is limited and pricey, it is deserving on all fronts. I never have had an Ecuadorian Sumatra offering from Davidoff, I can’t even remember when there was an offering from them with the wrapper but they did an amazing job showing the Dominican filler qualities with the wrapper and binder. It had a nice spiciness and salty wood quality which was great and it had this old school flavor profile that was a cross between Cuban and Dominican while being modern at the same time. If you have not yet smoked them, and you can get them, I highly recommend you pick them up. If there were more Ecuadorian Sumatra offerings on the market like this, I would be a happy man!