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That Dunhill costs more than my home humidor shog[1].gif
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Originally Posted by jet View Post

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Looks delicious
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haha, my favorite little cafe for desserts when you come I'll return the favor man
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we'd probably bump into the waitress going through your recommendations map religiously... nod[1].gif
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yep, but didn't tell her about that lil french spot!
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Kind of cool. Have any of you from/ that have been to NYC ever visited this shop?

https://vimeo.com/47940731
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Oliva Serie V box press. First time smoking one of these, and they're fantastic. Hard to improve on the lancero or robusto, but this does it. Hard to find, my B&M had 2 and no idea when they will get more.
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Looking to try a Davidoff, which should I try?
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Originally Posted by mikeman View Post

Looking to try a Davidoff, which should I try?

I guess it depends on your taste-Do you like medium or full bodied? Other than that they are all pretty good. Great construction. The Anniversario's are one of my favs.
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Originally Posted by Willie5566 View Post

I guess it depends on your taste-Do you like medium or full bodied? Other than that they are all pretty good. Great construction. The Anniversario's are one of my favs.

I would probably say I favor medium bodied, although, I'll smoke any.
What kind of flavor profiles do they have?
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Originally Posted by mikeman View Post

I would probably say I favor medium bodied, although, I'll smoke any.
What kind of flavor profiles do they have?

This was posted a few pages back from a Davidoff rep.

The thousands and classic series are the lightest bodies smoke in the white label line. The thousands, especially, are very creamy and flavorful, but again, very light. The kind of strength that a regular smoker would have when they do not want something that strong, like on an empty stomach. Nonetheless, very flavorful. The next step up is the Gran Cru, which are on the medium to light side of medium. Again, flavorful. A step above them in strength are the davidoff maduro. These are similar the gran Cru, although a bit more full bodied. The Special series are going to be solidly medium. Cream, occasionally a bit of spice. The Colorado Claro wrappers in the special series are a bit more spicy. Great smokes. The millennium series are medium-full. They use an ecuadorean grown proprietary Cuban seed wrapper, and have a hint of strength often associated with Cuba. Again, very good and flavorful smoke. The strongest are the Puro D'oro. Very full bodied, especially in the larger sizes. These are made with Dominican wrapper, binder, and filler, and are very full bodied. Creamy, quite a few subtleties in the blend. One of my favorites. The Anniversario Series is kind of separate. Creamy, and VERY flavorful, the 1 and 2 are mild to medium smokes with a very enjoyable creamy draw and flavor. It is the kind of smoke you want to take an hour or two and smoke while savoring it. The 3 is medium plus. Has a bit more spice, and is one of our most requested at events.
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Thanks for that, Willie. I'm thinking about maybe trying the Grand Cru.
Also, are they worth the money, or would I be better off just getting some CC?
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It really depends. Davidoff's are very high quality. I am friends with someone that used to be a rep for them and it is amazing how strict their quality control is. They reject far more cigars then they ship out. I have never had one that is plugged or that requires relighting over and over. I am not one that tastes vanilla and chocolate so I can not speak that. I can say they are always enjoyable, well constructed and they have a wide variety to choose from.

As for CC's I am about to place my first order. One of the big drawbacks IMO is having to deal with customs and waiting 2-3 weeks for your cigars to arrive. If I want a Davidoff I just take a 15 minute drive and stock up. I did buy some CC's from a SF'er about a year ago and it was nice because I was able to try a variety of CC's before I had to buy a box. I had a couple of great cigars but I also received a couple of Cohiba's that were plugged. So just because it is a Cuban does not guarantee it will be a great cigar. It would suck to wait almost a month and your $200 box of cigars are plugged in poor condition, have beetles or numerous other issues that could happen.

So if you are patient, have the money to spend on CC and are willing to take a little risk that something could be wrong with your order go for the CC's. Hell buy a couple of Davidoff's while you wait for your shipment to arrive.
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Speaking of... Just smoked my first PorLa Panetela, after letting them rest for a week. Tasty little gems! Thanks for the rec Jet.
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