Cigar Aficionado is reporting that Davidoff is set to unveil a new cigar featuring Brazilian tobaccos. According to the report, the cigar remains unnamed and will be presented at the International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers trade show in New Orleans in July.
Apparently the sizes will all be designed as quick smokes below six inches in length. The story says there will be three sizes: Short Robusto (3.25 x 50), Robusto Tubo (4.5 x 54), Gran Toro (5.5 x 58) with pricing around the same levels of the Davidoff Nicaragua ($10 to $18).
Although the blend is said to feature Brazilian tobacco it will also feature Ecuadorian and Dominican tobaccos and be rolled in the Dominican Republic. The cigar is reported to be blended by Henke Kelner and Eladio Diaz with a “spicy sweet” character.
According to the report, this makes the second release in what the company is referring to as the “Black Series” the first of which was the Davidoff Nicaragua which came out in 2013. The Davidoff Nicaragua made Cigar Memoir’s best of 2013 list and was probably the stand-out release from any company that year.