The Escurio is Davidoff’s latest release and appears to be a follow up to the successful Nicaragua line. This release has its ties to Brazil. It has an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper, Brazilian Cubra binder and a filler combination of cubra and mata fina from Brazil, along with Dominican San Vicente.
AllDrew EstateEmmettFeaturedHerrera EsteliIPCPRJonathan DrewLonsdaleMexican San AndresNicaraguaQuick Cigar Reviews·
This was an excellent cigar. I enjoyed all of the flavors, they were complex and balanced, and had enough transitions to make it different in each third. The burn and draw were flawless along with construction. The flavors were full while the strength was only a medium, just how I like ‘em. I will be asking for a box of these for Christmas. I give this a personal score of 94.
The La Pilar No. 4 was a great burner. Clean burn line, no touch-ups and no relights. It had consistent smoke output and a draw that improved as it went on. The smoke had a nice full texture and pleasing aroma. The flavor profile was not extreme or complex but each individual flavor component was defined and clean. I always enjoy an increase in strength toward the end and the La Pilar No. 4 delivered that very well. At about 82 minutes, its a long burn time for a box-pressed Toro. That brings more value and more enjoyment. I would gladly reach for this cigar again.
AllDominican RepublicEmmettFeaturedManuel QuesadaMexican San AndresQuesadaQuick Cigar ReviewsRobusto·
I enjoyed this cigar a lot. The final third did get a little harsh, but the first two were really unique and flavorful. The flavors all worked together really well and it was balanced really well the first two thirds. The burn and draw were not great, but adequate. I think some time in the humidor could do this cigar wonders. I would look for these again in a year or so, and I would definitely pick up more to age.
Overall, this was a tremendous smoke, not even taking into account the fact that it's pretty young and hasn't been released yet. I can only imagine how these will be in 6 months or a year. The draw and burn were both spot on and I had no issues with construction. I think Jon Huber has struck gold again with this release and I will definitely pick up a box for myself.
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