I have to admit, while the name Davidoff is considered one of the premier brands in the cigar industry, when it comes to their white label series, I haven’t been a huge fan.  However, I have heard positive things Davidoff Millennium for sometime and had wanted try one.   When my buddy Josh was kind enough to give me one,  I knew this would be my opportunity to have one.   The end result was a very positive one and a memorable cigar experience.

From examining the Davidoff Millennium, this just looks like a work of cigar art.  The construction is second to none.   These cigars carry a hefty price-tag (depending on the size and where they are sold, I’ve seen these range from $11.00 to $25.00), but there is no sacrifice of quality.  Let’s take a closer look of the blend put together by the legendary Henkie Kelner.

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Sun-grown
Binder: Dominican 
Filler: Dominican 

The Millennium is available in a white variety of sizes:

Lanceco: 7.25″ x 40
Petite Corona: 4.5″ x 41
Short Robusto: 4.25″ x 52
Robusto: 5.25″ x 50
Robusto Tubos: 5.25″ x 50
Lonsdale: 6″ x 43
Toro: 6″ x 50
Churchill: 6.75″ x 48
Piramides: 6.25″ x 52

For this cigar experience, I was given the Churchill from my buddy – a very generous vitola! After putting a straight cut and lighting the cigar, I immediately began to experience what this cigar brings to the table.  Being this is a full-bodied smoke, it provided some very deep flavor notes.  While I got some cherry sweetness and nut flavors, I also got some unique toast notes.   These toast notes had more of a char flavor to it.   This wasn’t an unpleasant char taste, but more of a wonderful char you would get on a  good piece of meat.

About 10% into the smoke, I detected some hints of coffee and black pepper.  These would not immediately dominant over the cherry, nut, toast, and char, but they would add to the equation.   As the smoke progresses, the coffee and nut notes increase some more.   The cigar also kicks up to pretty close to full strength.   In the second half of the smoke, I notice the strength tone down a bit – more to a medium to full in terms of strength.   Meanwhile I began to detect some notes of wood in the second half.   The pepper notes that started earlier in the smoke do not entirely go away.  In fact, if you smoke a little bit through your nose, you will feel the pepper.   The finish to the cigar was soft and warm (not hot), but I expected this – given I was enjoying the Churchill for some time.

The looks of the great construction did not disappoint in terms of draw and burn – both were top of the line.  As I mentioned, this was definitely a full-bodied smoke.   I still would assess the strength as a medium to full though – mainly because the cigar does settle down in the second half.  Still if you are looking for some kick with a smoke, this will not disappoint.

This was simply an awesome smoke.   I would not hesitate to put this cigar into an elite smoking class – one that includes such cigars as the Padron 1964, Padron 1926, and the Opus X.   This is definitely a cigar that you should treat yourself to.

Burn: Excellent
Draw: Excellent
Strength: Medium to Full
Body: Full
Assessment: Memorable