Coming in at #1 this year is a cigar that is truly magnificent. Of all the smokers I know who have smoked it, they all agree that it is a true masterpiece. The Davidoff Art Edition 2014 is an incredible release for the company this year and could not have come at a better time. It is a cigar that is more than just a cigar though,but a cigar that gives back to the artists of the Caribbean. Davidoff wanted to get involved in promoting the artists of the Caribbean, and give back in a way which no one else has. The cigar packaging features artwork from a specific Caribbean artist, and the line will continue to do so with a new artist every year, thus promoting more and more artists. Davidoff had a fantastic year and overall they are really making waves. I believe if there were two companies that had the biggest impact on the industry this year it was them and Casa Fernandez, and from what I hear, Davidoff is planning to have a big year next year as well. I have always appreciated and respected Davidoff, they have put out some incredible products, but since they began producing more and more Dominican puros, they have really grabbed my attention.
With a total of 60,000 cigars being produced this year, the Art Edition 2014 measures 5 15/16″ with a 54 ring gauge. As mentioned earlier, the cigar is a Dominican puro, and it is composed of tobacco from various regions within the country. The cigar shows incredible construction from beginning to end, and it has a razor sharp burn line with a lovely charcoal ash on the end. The draw is cool an smooth from beginning to end, and it smokes at a level between medium and medium-full in strength and body. It delivers some classic Davidoff flavors throughout the cigar, and it shows some sweet coffee, cream, lemongrass and cedar notes. You could not ask for a better cigar from Davidoff than this, and I look forward to next year’s Art Edition. As I said in my initial review, some cigars make you wonder if they are worth the price, but this one does not. It is worth every penny and is truly a magnificent smoke. Do not hesitate, find the opportunity to smoke one of these cigars and truly treasure the time when doing so.