“..the flavors on this cigar were very good – and that was enough to win me over. I also found the cigar’s medium strength and medium body meshed quite well with the flavor delivered.”

Davidoff-The Master Selection 2010


Wrapper: Dominican
Binder: Mexican Negro San Andrés
Filler: Ten-year-old Dominican (Piloto Ligero, San Vicente Ligero and San Vicente Visus) combined with a Semilla A Seco and Estelí Visus from Nicaragua.
Country of origin: Dominican Republic
Factory: Cigars Davidoff
Toro: 6 x 52
Price: $35.00
Review: Davidoff – The Master Selection 2010 (3/8/2018)
Appearances on Countdown (By Year/Company): 6  (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)

Coming in at #24 is Davidoff – The Master Selection 2010. This is a limited edition cigar released by Davidoff in 2017. The cigar lands Davidoff on the Cigar Coop Countdown for a record-setting sixth consecutive year.

The Master Selection is a series of six blends that were personal blends which Davidoff Master Blender Eladio Diaz created to commemorate some of his birthdays. In this case, the Davidoff Master Selection 2010 commemorated his 57th birthday. It was a cigar rated by Jiunn Liu of Developing Palates as his highest ranked cigar of the year for 2017 (Liu is the co-owner of Developing Palates along with Prime Time Host Aaron Loomis)

Last year, another installment of the Master Selection series, the Davidoff Master Selection 2016 landed as the #10 Cigar of the Year on the 2017 Countdown.

The Davidoff Master Selection 2010 consists of a Dominican wrapper, a San Andres Mexican binder and a combination of tobaccos from regions of the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua for the filler. As with each of the Master Selection cigars, the Master Selection 2010 is a 6 x 52 Toro.

Flavor wise, the Davidoff Master Selection 2010 delivers notes of cocoa powder, nut, cedar, natural tobacco, and pepper.  The flavors were medium-bodied and countered by medium strength. I found these flavors worked perfectly with the medium profile of this cigar.

The Davidoff Master Selection 2010 is a pricey cigar, but its one definitely worth getting. These are getting harder to find, but if you can find them, get some for your humidor.

For details of the 2018 Cigar of the Year Countdown, see our 2018 criteria.

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