Review: Davidoff Nicaragua Short Corona

I haven’t done a lot of reviews on short cigars, and I intend to do a few this year to bring some spotlight onto this overlooked gems. Often times, either as a result of time constraints or weather, you want a cigar that is going to present a full range of flavors without a 1-1/2 to 2 hour smoking time.

Announced in mid-2013 the Davidoff Nicaragua Short Corona (3-3/4x46 RG) is a great choice for a short cigar. This cigar has previously been reviewed in the Belicoso vitola, and the latest release of the box pressed Toro.

 

Vitola: Short Corona

Size: 3-3/4” x 46 Ring Gauge

Wrapper: Nicaragua

Binder: Nicaragua

Filler: Nicaragua

Cigars Smoked for this Review: One each

Price Point: $9.90 MSRP

Cigar Purchased: Purchased

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

 

“The Davidoff Nicaragua Short Corona really showcases the flavor profiles that Nicaraguan tobacco has to offer.”

 

 

 

Check out my video review here:

 

Surgeon’s Rating: 92 AKA “Box Split”

The Davidoff Nicaragua has lots of leather on the wrapper with some spicy cedar. I’m not getting much out of the foot.

Using a single v-cut from my Xikar cutter I found quite a bit of resistance on the draw.

Initial draw impressions are a generous amount of spice with a hay chaser. The spices on the retrohale are rich and balanced with a significant amount of post draw leather. I’m getting some trailing sweetness at the end of the draw that gets run over by the leather.  as the first third establishes itself there’s some nuanced earthy notes and smokiness.

At the halfway point of the first third the light sweetness has built in intensity to be an elegant sweetness with enough strength not being run over anymore.

 

 

There’s a rich chocolate that comes to the surface in the middle third. None of the other flavors from the first third have fallen off.

In the final third the spices have slowly declined to be replaced by a balanced, creamy chocolate profile.

Total smoking time, a surprisingly long 1 hour and 25 minutes.

The Davidoff Nicaragua Short Corona really showcases the flavor profiles that Nicaraguan tobacco has to offer.

 

Surgeon’s Pairing Recommendation:

You’ve got a lot of pairing options with the Davidoff Nicaragua Short Corona. Rum, bourbon, whisky, cocktails, port, soda pop, black teas would all go well.

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Comment by Jeff M. on April 26, 2016 at 8:30am

That's quite a bit of time for such a short cigar, but it sounds great.  I have the box pressed Robusto to try and I hope the flavor profile is simlar.


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Comment by Cigar Surgeon on April 26, 2016 at 8:33am

I was smoking quite slowly. I'm quite surprised I got as much time out of it as I did, it was burning the entire time.

Comment by Charlie on April 26, 2016 at 3:37pm

Tasty little smokes.

Comment by Sam C. on April 26, 2016 at 8:45pm
Big fan of the Davidoff Nicaragua line and am looking forward to trying the box-pressed oscuro. Great review.

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