Cigar Review: Davidoff Yamasa Robusto

Initial Thoughts:

The first thing I noticed about the Davidoff Yamasa Robusto was its near-perfect construction. As you'd expect from a Davidoff product, the Yamas is a great looking cigar.

After cutting the end, the excellent craftmanship yielded a perfect draw, something that is a requirement for a great cigar. The cold draw flavors were citrusy, perhaps like a ruby red grapefruit. However, you can't (and shouldn't) judge a cigar before lighting it, so let's go!


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Brand: Davidoff
Line: Yamasa
Size: 5 x 50
Cut: Guillotine
Light: Torch
Price: $16.50 – Luxury Cigar Club

Wrapper: Dominican Republic Yamasa
Binder: Dominican Republic
Filler: Nicaragua, Dominican Republic
Smoke Time: 85 minutes

Through the middle of the cigar, I found big, bold flavors. The rich Yamasa wrapper reminds me of the clay in the Red River that divides Texas and Oklahoma. The draw is perfect, and I very much enjoyed the first half of this spicy cigar.

Final Thoughts:

The Davidoff Yamasa Robusto is a cigar I didn't see coming. While Davidoff normally delivers cigars deep in the “mild” category, the Yamasa is anything but tame. In fact, in the final third, the Yamasa delivers quite a lot of flavor with tons of cedar, earthiness, and spice, and the creaminess I experienced in the first half of the cigar has all but faded away.

Additionally, the Yamasa is a testament to the craftmanship Davidoff is known for. There wasn't a single burn issue, though it wasn't razor-sharp. There were no tight spots. And, the draw was perfect for the entire time. The Davidoff Yamasa Robusto earns a CigarScore 5.

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