Davidoff Aniversario No. 1 Review

Davidoff Aniversario No. 1 Review. It was around 2006, I don't remember exactly. This cigar was my TOP favorite cigar back then! I bought it every week in a small store near the SBB train station in Basel (which no longer exists). One day the sales clerk told me that the cigar had been discontinued. I asked her how many she had left? "Two pieces," was her reply. Of course I bought them. "Can you get more from somewhere else?" I asked. "I'll try," she replied. A few days later she called me: "I've got 11 more!" - "Bought!" was of course my reaction 😅 It has been available again since fall 2023, but as a limited edition.

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On 22.04.24 I was in the Instagram Story asked me which cigar I should taste next?

Davidoff Oscuro / Davidoff Aniversario No. 1 / Davidoff Nicaragua Robusto (Tubo). This is the result:

No degassing necessary

First an interesting note: I degas every cigar I test in the last third to see how long the flame is. With the Davidoff Aniversario No. 1, practically no flame comes out. This is a very good sign, because there are no gases in the cigar to make it bitter or spicy.

Davidoff Aniversario No. 1 Review

The flavor profile. I couldn't taste any citrus. The other nuances are definitely there.

The Davidoff Aniversario No. 1 is a double corona. A refined and aromatic pleasure for over two hours. Length: 22 cm, ring gauge 48 (1.9 cm diameter).wrapper: Ecuador - Connecticut (I love these wrappers!)binder: EcuadorFiller: Dom. Republic Piloto Visus and San Vicente, Mejorado Visus and San Vicente Visus.

The Davidoff Aniversario No. 1 is a double corona. A refined and aromatic pleasure for over two hours. Length: 22 cm, ring gauge 48 (1.9 cm diameter).

Wrapper: Ecuador - Connecticut (I love these wrappers!)
Binder: Ecuador
Inlay: Dom. Republic Piloto Visus and San Vicente, Mejorado Visus and San Vicente Visus.

The first five minutes

Davidoff Aniversario No. 1 Limited Edition Collection. Davidoff's brand history is rich in extraordinary innovations and iconic achievements. One of them was the Aniversario No. 1, which was created in 1986 to celebrate Zino Davidoff's 80th birthday. Now it is available again, but as a limited edition. If you want to enjoy this creation, you should hurry up and buy it. The box of 10 costs CHF 640.00.

Davidoff Aniversario No. 1 Limited Edition Collection. Davidoff's brand history is rich in extraordinary innovations and iconic achievements. One of them was the Aniversario No. 1, which was created in 1986 to celebrate Zino Davidoff's 80th birthday. It has been available again since fall 2023, but as a limited edition. If you want to enjoy this creation, you should hurry up and buy it. The box of 10 costs CHF 640.00.

For the review, I cut the cigar with the round cutter. Fantastic!

For the review, I cut the cigar with the round cutter.

This is one of the most beautiful moments: when you take the first puff and perceive the taste and aroma on the palate and retronasally.

This is one of the most beautiful moments: when you take the first puff and perceive the taste and aroma on the palate and retronasally.

After the first five minutes I already suspected that this cigar would be a fantastic smoke.

After the first five minutes I already suspected that this cigar would be a fantastic smoke.

The strength was very light (2/5), and I was intrigued by the wonderful flavor: extremely light peppery notes combined with subtle wood and nutty notes. Fantastic balance!

The strength was very light (2/5), and I was intrigued by the wonderful flavor: extremely light peppery notes combined with subtle wood and nutty notes. Fantastic balance!

The ash didn't hold very well at first. It was a little flaky and fell off quickly. Later, the ash became more compact.

The ash didn't hold very well at first. It was a little flaky and fell off quickly. Later, the ash became more compact.

The first half of the Davidoff Aniversario No. 1 in review

So really... I look very competent in this photo. 🤣🤪

So really... I look very competent in this photo. 🤣🤪

Do you see? The ash is now holding very well.

Do you see? The ash is now holding very well.

The first half becomes more aromatic: a little more pepper, a little more wood and nut. Perhaps even some cedar. The strength remains at 2/5 and the cigar continues to develop during smoking.

The first half becomes more aromatic: a little more pepper, a little more wood and nut. Perhaps even some cedar. The strength remains at 2/5 and the cigar continues to develop during smoking.

The second half and the final

The cigar continues to develop during smoking. It gains depth. Fantastic.

The cigar continues to develop during smoking. It is constantly gaining depth. Fantastic.

The finale is approaching: enjoyment to the end.

The finale is approaching: enjoyment to the end.

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