Review: Davidoff Escurio Petit Robusto

Today I’m reviewing another cigar that comes in a short package but doesn’t skip on quality or flavor. The Davidoff Escurio Petit Robusto (3-1/4”x50 RG), released in 2015. It was also released in Robusto (4-1/2x54 RG), and Gran Toro (5-1/2x58 RG) vitolas.

I purchased this cigar at a Canadian B&M

 

Vitola: Petit Robusto

Size: 3-1/4” x 50 Ring Gauge

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano

Binder: Brazilian Cubra

Filler: Brazil, Dominican Republic

Cigars Smoked for this Review: One each

Price Point: $8.50 MSRP

Cigar Purchased: Purchased

Quick Note: For this review we used Logan’s rating system. You can view it in detail here.

 

“The Davidoff Escurio Petit Robusto is a small cigar that isn’t small in the flavor department.” 

 

 

Check out my video review here:

 

Surgeon’s Rating: 88 AKA “A 5 Pack”

Using a single Xikar v-cut I found the draw to be extremely tight. That isn’t a bad thing given how short the cigar is, you don’t want to be smoking this too fast.

The Davidoff Escurio Petit Robusto opens up with some sweet nuttiness. On the retrohale I’m getting a sweet, bright chlorophyll which reminds me of green wood. Some rich nuanced spices join the mix as the first third settles in. The flavors are all sitting at a light plus intensity.

 

 

The middle third doesn’t undergo much of a flavor transition as the flavors from the first third carry through here. Some light cocoa starts to come through at the 30 minute mark but is being pushed aside by the chlorophyll and spice.

The cocoa picks up to become one of the most prominent flavors, pushing the chlorophyll aside.

Total smoking time a very leisurely 55 minutes.

The Davidoff Escurio Petit Robusto is a small cigar that isn’t small in the flavor department. This is one I’d like to revisit in either the Robusto or Gran Toro formats to see what other flavors can develop in over a longer smoking time.

 

Surgeon’s Pairing Recommendation:

Coffee would be a great pairing here, given the short smoking time. I would also recommend a rum that isn’t too full bodied.

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Comment by Jeff M. on May 3, 2016 at 4:58pm

Sounds like a good 'coffee cigar'.  I'm surprised by the smoking time based on the short length.

Comment by Big Matt on May 3, 2016 at 8:46pm
Surgeon, I love the robusto and nub the heck out of it every damn time.. nice review

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