Inspired by Rio
Davidoff unveils its latest creation
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.