At the beginning of the year, Davidoff announced a new extension to the Winston Churchill line: Davidoff | Winston Churchill Limited Edition 2019 The Traveller. It comes in one size a 5 x 50 robusto and only 8,000 boxes were made. The cigars come in boxes inspired by leather travel cases, and include a Boveda pack so they’re ready to go on the road. The blend uses tobaccos from Nicaragua, Mexico and the Dominican Republic.
Ring Gauge: 50
Country of Origin: Dominican Republic
Wrapper: Dominican Republic
Binder: Mexican San Andrés
Filler: Dominican Republic (Criollo Seco, Piloto Mejorado Seco and San Vicente Mejorado Viso) & Nicaragua (Estelí Viso and Semilla Viso)
Factory: Cigars Davidoff
Blender: Hendrik Kelner and Eladio Diaz
Age: 3 Months
Release Date: January 2019
Contributed by: Davidoff
The cigar is a nice dark brown color, with some small veins and a very smooth wrapper. Getting some hay and earthiness on the foot.
This cigar is gorgeous! It offers a silky smooth milk chocolate colored wrapper. The aroma I get on the body is a light wood, and manure and milk chocolate on the foot.
The Cigar starts out with a bit of pepper up front that fades to some sweet caramel notes with a touch of bread sneaking in. Little bit of pepper on the tongue and some floral notes through the retro. Very enjoyable start.
I get some cedar notes on the cold draw. There is a really unique flavor that I am greeted with that is wintergreen mixed with cinnamon, very nice! Wood comes in on the finish.
The second third stays fairly similar to the first. The caramel sweetness is mostly gone but still getting the bread notes and some sweetness lingering. The sweetness I am getting is more of a faint sweetness than the richness I had in the first third. Still a great cigar. While the wrapper had split on me due to the humidity change it did not continue any further and the burn is not requiring any touch ups.
This cigar is transitioning into more a more woody profile. Now the wintergreen is on the finish, it did a whole flip flop. Strength is right at a medium.
The Final third transitions with a kick up in spice and a change over to some dark, rich coffee notes. A nice pickup in both flavor and strength to finish out this cigar.
Chocolate with almonds have now joined this party along with a really nice honey flavor that coats my lips and palate.
The Winston Churchill Limited Edition 2019 surprised me in many ways but also met my expectations. It was a bit stronger and richer than I expected. The flavors kept me interested and the cigar performed perfectly. Happy to have had the chance to smoke it!
This cigar really surprised me with the flavors going on. It started out with wintergreen mixed with cinnamon then it transitioned into wood, chocolate and finally honey. The burn and construction were both excellent, I mean c’mon it’s Davidoff you pay for what you get. This was a very good smoke if you have the money and feel like treating yourself I highly recommend it.