In­spired by Rio

David­off un­veils its lat­est cre­ation

Virtuozity - - FINE TASTE -

David­off Ci­gars in June un­veiled its new Es­cu­rio cigar line with a spec­tac­u­lar pre-launch event held in Mi­ami.

David­off Es­cu­rio fol­lows on the heels of the ac­claimed David­off Nicaragua line— Ci­gar Afi­cionado’s Top 3 cigar of 2013—in its quest to of­fer afi­ciona­dos across the globe di­verse and in­no­va­tive

The new range comes in three for­mats—a pe­tit ro­busto at 3 ¼ inches and a ring gauge of 50; a ro­busto at 4 ½ inches and a ring gauge of 54; and a gran toro at 5 ½ inches and a ring gauge of 58.

“David­off Es­cu­rio has been crafted for those who are in the mood to dis­cover vi­brant and in­trigu­ing ex­pe­ri­ences to fill their time beau­ti­fully. If time is one of life’s great­est lux­u­ries, this cigar will fill it with ex­cite­ment,” said Hans-kris­tian Hoe­js­gaard, CEO of Oet­tinger David­off AG, at the launch.

The idea be­hind the new line was to craft an ex­cit­ing Brazil­ian cigar that de­liv­ers an in­tense spicy and sweet palate stim­u­la­tion with all the ex­cite­ment and re­fined so­phis­ti­ca­tion afi­ciona­dos would ex­pect from David­off. The team found the in­spi­ra­tion in Rio de Janeiro, the soul of Brazil, and in the rhythms, in­trigue, and rich ex­pe­ri­ences of its nights. Each Es­cu­rio cigar mixes the Cubra leaves—the fire of the Cuban Cri­ollo re­fined—and the dark Brazil­ian Mata Fina leaf pul­sat­ing at the heart of this orig­i­nal blend of to­bac­cos. Do­mini­can filler to­bac­cos and a Ha­bano Seed Ecuado­rian wrap­per add a beau­ti­ful bal­ance to this cigar.

“Get ready for an ex­cit­ing taste ad­ven­ture! Rio’s in­trigu­ing and rhyth­mic nights were hugely in­spir­ing for our mas­ter blenders in help­ing craft a su­perb multi-ori­gin blend with the finest Brazil­ian to­bac­cos at its core. David­off Es­cu­rio will take afi­ciona­dos along on a re­ward­ing taste ex­plo­ration where sweet meets spice with un­ex­pected twists and turns along the way,” ex­plained Charles Awad, se­nior vice pres­i­dent of Global Mar­ket­ing & In­no­va­tion at Oet­tinger David­off AG.

The David­off Es­cu­rio Ro­busto was rated the best cigar in the Ci­gar Jour­nal’s spring blind tast­ing and got a 93 rat­ing prior to launch­ing in mar­kets: “A true sweet meets spice ex­pe­ri­ence, an over­all mas­ter­piece, an ex­plo­sion of dif­fer­ent notes com­pa­ra­ble to a flavour en­cy­clo­pe­dia,” states Ci­gar Jour­nal’s re­view.

More­over, quan­ti­ta­tive blind taste pan­els con­ducted in Ger­many and the USA on the new Es­cu­rio range have rated the cigar con­sis­tently as one of the best cigars ever tested amongst its peers of Cuban, Do­mini­can, Nicaraguan and other to­bacco ori­gins, David­off claimed.

David­off also re­leases a range of ac­ces­sories with the line.

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