The draw was slightly tighter than I prefer, but didn’t seem to cause any issues with the smoking experience.
The cigar began with spicy cedar and earthiness. Some mustiness joined in fairly quickly and some black pepper became present on the finish near the end of the third. The final third saw the black pepper drop out and the cedar morphed into a general wood note. Construction was pretty good and strength was medium most of the way. The Davidoff Tampa FSG had a nice start with the flavor components jockeying for position. By the second third, the experience became average and maintained that level the rest of the way. I really enjoy trying different blends that utilize the FSG tobacco. This was a bit of a different profile for Davidoff as it was quite earthy and a bit more rugged than most of their other offerings. It’s not my favorite blend utilizing the tobacco, but it was unique. Due to the price point and enjoyment level, I’m probably not going to return to this, but if you are a fan of FSG as well as Davidoff, it might be worth trying one to see what you think.