The draw started out a bit snug but after a second cut at the start of the second third, it was perfect.
The cigar began with cedar, mushroom mustiness and baking spice. As it progressed, the mustiness lost the mushroom component and the baking spice faded away. Some earthiness joined in the final third as some vegetal and floral notes hopped in and out. Construction was great and strength was slightly below medium most of the way. The Davidoff 100th Anniversary Diademas is quite smooth and had a set profile through the first two thirds. When the earth joined in in the final third, it knocked the enjoyment down a bit for me. This is a lengthy smoking experience, just shy of 4 hours and I would have been fine with just the first two thirds. For a cigar at this price point, it’s tough to find value in it, but it is an experience. If you’re interested in taking a shot at it, I would say it’s worthwhile to give it a try to see if it’s something you’d want to get more of. I’d have no problem smoking this again, but due to the price, it’s probably unlikely.