Personal Cigar Review: Davidoff Year of the Dragon Limited Edition 2024

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Cigar Details: Davidoff Year of the Dragon Limited Edition 2024

  • Vitola: Double Corona
  • Length: 7.5″
  • Ring Gauge: 50
  • Country of Origin: Dominican Republic
  • Wrapper: Ecuador
  • Binder: Dominican Republic
  • Filler: Dominican Republic, Mexico and Nicaragua
  • Factory: Davidoff
  • Blender: Undisclosed
  • Price: $59.00
  • Release Date: November 2023
  • Source: Developing Palates

Seth Geise

 Seth Geise

Pre-light Experience

The Davidoff Year of the Dragon Limited Edition 2024 is a great looking cigar, and I love when you take the foot band off that you have a shaggy foot. Cool touch. Lovely light Colorado coloring with some Natural aspects as well. Firm cigar throughout with some small veins here and there. Aromas of barnyard, coffee, tobacco, chocolate and spices.

First Third

The shaggy part of the first third starts out with a lot of red pepper notes. There are some minerals, leather, dry wood and tobacco notes present as well, but lots of spice. Its fiery! Medium-full in strength. The body may be a little less, but the strength is present. Strongest start to a Davidoff I have had. As the cigar progresses, leather and tobacco notes grow. Some hay flavors emerge as well. Still medium-full plus in strength and body.

Second Third

The second third continues to deliver that red pepper spice from the beginning, but it is not as dominant. There is more balance in this third with some cream, tobacco and leather notes. Bits of wood, coffee and cocoa are present at the finish. Still medium-full in strength and body.

Final Third

The final third delivers a profile of earth, wood, tobacco and leather. Pepper spices are still present, but not to the extent of the first and second third. Faint coffee and cream notes on the finish. Bits of cocoa as well. Still medium-full in strength and body.

Burn

Very good burn from start to finish.

Draw

Solid draw throughout.

Seth
Pre
Light
Very Good
First
Third
Good
Second ThirdGood
Final
Third
Average
BurnVery Good
DrawGood
OverallAverage

Overall

The Davidoff Year of the Dragon Limited Edition 2024 had a nice start. Really peppery and different for Davidoff. However, the flavor profile never really takes off. The pepper spice comes down to balance the cigar, but the flavor profile doesn’t go anywhere from there. It is not as complex as other Davidoff releases, but still has that pattern of not showing much transitioning throughout. With this being a larger cigar too, it needed more complexity to keep my interest from start to finish. In some ways, I would have preferred the cigar to be a pepper bomb throughout, but even then, the cigar needed more.

Seth Geise

SCORE

6.05

Cost/Point

$9.75

Scoring System

Personal Cigar Review: Davidoff Year of the Dragon Limited Edition 2024

Seth GeisePersonal Cigar Review: Davidoff Year of the Dragon Limited Edition 2024

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